The summer Afternoon Tea at Shikitei Cafe looks good enough to dive into! The cafe and restaurant in Omiya Rikyu Saitama City, is offering a lagoon themed princess afternoon tea for their summer season in 2022. Omiya Rikyu is a wedding venue, so the building and gardens are beautifully kept.
Komonoyasan means accessory shop. But this little gem along the Toki River is actually an outdoor cafe, rich in character and charm. Furthermore, it is a particularly photogenic cafe; in a scenic natural setting with dozens of photo props. Currently, you can get a front row seat to the yaezakura
The bi-annual Keyaki Hiroba Beer Festival had been cancelled since the pandemic began. It is one of Saitama Shintoshin’s most popular events in both spring and autumn. However, in 2020 although the spring festival was initially scheduled, then postponed until summer, it was ultimately cancelled due to the pandemic. And
In praise of Culture Cafe Grandir and 5½ other reasons to visit “Little America”, Johnson Town, in Saitama Prefecture. Johnson Town Johnson town, at the site of the former American military Johnson Air base, is a collection of stores, cafes & restaurants and private residences in Iruma City, Saitama Prefecture.
Meat meets music fes – a six day meat and music festival in the heart of Saitama Prefecture. Saitama loves their meat ‘festivals’. Before I removed the events calendar from the blog, several annual meat festivals were featured. However, in 2020 on account of the Coronvirus none of them went
A new gelateria “Japan Gelateria Asanoha”opened in Kawajima town on Friday July 30th. The gelateria is just one of four businesses in what they have called “Ebisu 1st Place”, an initiative by the Soh Corporation. The other three are a barbecue service, a fish restaurant “Jiro Charcoal Grill” and a
‘Tapioca and Tart’ at Layer cafe, located along the Arakawa riverbed on the grounds of a Karinto factory in Fukaya. Layer Cafe Layer cafe opened on the grounds of Asahi Karinto’s Hanazono factory in April 2020. Karinto is a type of sweet deep fried traditional Japanese snack food. The front