kawazuzakura in Kawajima along the Ando River

Kawazuzakura are an early blooming, pink cherry blossom. They normally bloom from around the third week in February to early March, generally speaking. There are locations where they bloom earlier and places where they bloom later. However, in Saitama Prefecture the kawazuzakura are more fickle than the main variety ofRead More →

strawberry picking at Barrier Free Ichigo no Sato Farm Moroyama

Information for the all year round strawberry cafe, Strawberry Garden, and the seasonal – famous barrier free sightseeing – strawberry picking farm, Ichigo no Sato, in Moroyama town, Saitama (near Tokyo) Japan. Ichigo no Sato is one of the most famous strawberry picking farms in the Kanto plain. Moreover, itRead More →

Cover photo for a post with 20 places you can see illumination in Saitama Prefecture in the winter of 2023

Twenty places for night illumination in Saitama Prefecture in the winter of 2023. Page 1 of 2 The public Christmas lights have been taken down in the vast majority of places in Japan as people look to the New Year festivities and celebrations. However, there are more winter illumination thanRead More →

Higashimatsuyama Illumination Land of Dreams

The “Land of Dreams, Season 2”, is the sixth annual Higashimatsuyama illumination display. It is not particularly big, but it is particularly photogenic, as it is made up of several photo spots. Furthermore, it is not just in one location, but a total of four parks around Higashimatsuyama. This postRead More →

2023 information for the Misotsuchi Icicles at Otaki Ice Festival

The Otaki Ice festival, illuminated Misotsuchi Icicles in 2023 – One of the most famous, and beautiful, winter scenes of Saitama is at the Otaki Ice Festival. Located in the former Otaki village (now part of Chichibu city) in the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park. The Misotsuchi Icicles are the only naturallyRead More →

Lucky Star manhole cover art at Washinomiya Shrine, Kuki City

Information for the Lucky Star exhibition at the Edit and Art Gallery in the Kadokawa Musashino Museum¹, in Tokorozawa Sakura Town, in Winter 2023. Like all exhibitions at Kadokawa Museum, it is recommended that you purchase a ticket in advance, particularly for a weekend. Tickets are already on sale. LuckyRead More →