Hilltop farm

Strawberry and Blueberry picking at Hilltop farm and cafe, Namegawa Town, Saitama Prefecture. Aptly named “hilltop” rustic charm farm cafe with bric-à-brac and antique shop with great views of Namegawa. Strawberry and blueberry picking in season. Hilltop Farm Hilltop farm is part of Yatsu no Sato, a community agriculture parkRead More →

Ranzan Valley Barbecue Site

Review of and information for the Ranzan Valley BBQ Area on the Tsuki River. Ranzan Valley barbecue area is a popular riverside day camp destination in the scenic area of the countryside in Hiki District, Saitama. It is frequently voted as one of the top Barbecue spots in Kanto. ItRead More →

Greenfinger instacafe saitama japan saitama flowers best of saitama

Information for the Stunning rose garden cafe ~ Greenfinger Cafe and Shop, Tsurugashima City, Saitama Prefecture. Each year in May the cafe is open almost daily for the annual ‘rose fair’, which indicates the period that the beautiful roses in the garden are in their prime. There has been aRead More →

Chichibu Muse Park is a sprawling recreational space in the hills of Ogano. It offers stunning views of the surrounding valleys and mountains, including Mt Buko. There are many sections to the park, offering both indoor and outdoor leisure / recreation facilities, and even accommodation. You can also see seasonalRead More →

Vert Cafe

Information for the Child friendly Vert Café, in a converted Cultural Property in Gyoda Suijo Park. Unfortunately Vert Cafe closed in November 2023. However, it is reopening on March 31st 2024. In the meantime, you can still appreciate the atypical building from the outside! Vert Café in Gyoda Suijo ParkRead More →

early blooming sakura and a randoseru blessing at Hikawa shrine

Information for the two stunning early blooming cherry blossom trees on the Shingashi River and for a randoseru blessing at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine. At this stage, the cherry blossoms on the Shingashi River in Kawagoe need little introduction. It has become one of Saitama’s most popular and famous cherry blossomRead More →