Iruma Mando Festival  – Mando or Mandou 万燈 means 10,000 lights and is a type of Japanese lantern. For this, the biggest annual festival held in Iruma, the festival field is decorated with Mandou (pictured).  The popularity of the festival is growing year on year and is expected to attract inRead More →

Sayama Ski Resort in 2019

Skiing in Saitama, Sayama Indoor Skiing Ground. Saitama Prefecture does not have any natural ski slopes, but we have an indoor ski resort in Sayama ski resort and it is just on the border of Tokyo. The resort underwent renovations in 2019 and reopened in Autumn 2020 with new facilitiesRead More →

Konosu dolls' festival

Information for, and an account of, visiting Japan’s largest Dolls festival display at the Konosu Surprising Dolls Festival or Konosu Bikkuri Hina Matsuri in Japanese. 鴻巣びっくりひな祭り。 Japan’s largest dolls festival pyramid display “Konosu Doll Pyramid” in Konosu, Saitama Prefecture, is just a 50 minute train ride from Ueno station inRead More →