Nakacho Tourist office Kawagoe

Kawagoe’s famous artist Kimio Yajima currently has a free exhibition, “Kaeru (frog) Wonderland” in the Nakacho Tourist Information Center. It is the same display that was in Koedo Kurari earlier in the year. You may recognize the name of the artist Kimio Yajima as I have mentioned him several timesRead More →

Lavender Kuki at the Blue Festival

Information for the Blue Festival – iris and lavender flowers – in 2024 in Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Kuki Blue Festival No, it’s not missing an “s” and its nothing to do with music; the blue festival in Kuki is in celebration of “blue” flowers that bloom at thisRead More →

Nagatoro Flower Village golden poppies

Information for the seasonal flowers at the Nagatoro Flower Village “Nagatoro Hana no Sato”, which is best known for its Golden Poppies. However, there are also other flowers grown seasonally. Such as the beautiful hydrangea in July and the cosmos in late summer. Furthermore, there are cherry blossoms that bloomRead More →

thousands of white annabelle hydrangea at hydrangea festival

Information for the 22nd annual Satte hydrangea festival in 2024 at Satte Gongendo Park. Since the dawn of Instagram Satte Gongendo Park has become one of the most famous and popular places to see hydrangea flowers not just in Saitama Prefecture, but in the Greater Tokyo Area. Before the pandemicRead More →

Lanterns Aobaen April May 2023 and 2024

Information for the latest display at Aobaen in Saitama City. The display changes every 6 to 8 weeks. Currently, in May 2024 it is a colorful corridor of lanterns. Since around August 2022, Aobaen Cemetery in Saitama City, have a permanent wooden trellis in front of their three tiered pagoda.Read More →

Roses lit up at night for rose light up event Heiseinomori Saitama Prefecture

Each year in May Japan’s longest rose tunnel light up their roses at night. This is an event I personally visit every year without fail. There is something about roses lit up at night that I find mesmerizing. There are plenty of roses festivals in Saitama Prefecture and beyond. ButRead More →