Temporary Cover photo for Shingashi River

Cherry Blossoms and boat ride, Shingashi River – Kawagoe is just 31 minutes from Ikebukuro, Tokyo, on the Tobu Tojo line.  It is a popular tourist town. One of Kawagoe’s most spectacular spots to enjoy “sakura” is out the back of Hikawa shrine, where the cherry blossoms line the Shingashi River. UntilRead More →

sakura and nanohana in saitama

Cherry blossoms and rapeseed, aka Sakura and Nanohana, Saitama Prefecture 2023. There are so many somei yoshino cherry blossoms – here, there and everywhere. And indeed rapeseed, aka canola flower or nanohana, here, there and everywhere too. But the combination of both… a sight to behold! There are plenty ofRead More →

10 cherry blossom spots Kawagoe from insaitama.com

Ten cherry blossom spots in Kawagoe. The list includes “famous” locations as well as off the beaten path cherry blossom spots in Kawagoe. All locations are mapped on a Google My Map at the bottom of the page. There is another very special and completely off the beaten path cherryRead More →

Shinrin park in spring with tulips

This post contains information for the early blooming tulips and other flowers that bloom in March in Shinrin Park, Saitama’s largest park in Namegawa Town. Early blooming tulips Shinrin Park, aka Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park, have a beautiful display of early blooming tulips again this year. In 2022, theyRead More →