Iwatsuki Hisaizu “the peacock” Shrine is a very photogenic shrine and one of Saitama’s largest. Furthermore, it is the only one I know of with resident peacocks! Each year in summer, they have a beautiful wind chime display. Moreover, it starts a whole month before the famous wind chimes of
A special Thomas the Tank Engine Steam Adventure exhibition is coming to the Kadokawa Culture Museum in Tokorozawa Sakura Town this summer. The official website has not yet been updated with the event information, but the official Twitter account has the links. You will also find them below. The full
If you are looking for a traditional festival that is on despite the pandemic in 2022, Ogawa Tanabata Festival is one for your list. Tanabata is the “star” festival, discerned by colorful paper streamers that adorn the streets. The Tanabata Festival in Ogawamachi (Ogawa Town) is widely regarded as one
2022 Information for the annual wind chimes and glistening river at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine. The Enmusubi Wind Chimes at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine are generally displayed from around the first weekend of July to the first week in September. They follow the lesser known pinwheel event. I have visited the wind
The Hanasaki Summer Pools, aka water or aqua park, are as family and child friendly as the park they are in: Kazo Hanasaki Park. Hanasaki Aqua park is one of the three remaining prefectural pools. Unfortunately, the main Saitama Prefectural Pool in Ageo closed permanently in 2021. The pools in
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.