“Sayama de Yokai” is the summer exhibition at the Sayama City Museum in 2022. Each year Sayama City Museum have a kid friendly exhibition for the summer months. To be frank, some are better than others. For example, the trick art exhibition and cardboard exhibition in previous years were amazing.
Once an off the beaten path spot for Spider lilies (aka Lycoris, Cluster Amaryllis, Equinox flower etc) in Yoshimi Town in the Hiki District of Saitama Prefecture. Where they have not just one, but two separate spider lily flower displays. One of which blooms earlier than everywhere else. In 2021
Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park, fruit and vegetable picking, food farming, farm product processing experiences and seasonal flowers. Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park The Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park, or Higashimatsuyama Norin Park, re-opened on August 1st 2019 after a year of work and renovations. There was a lot of discourse about the changes, mainly negative,
Glistening river, love lights and glowing wind chimes: Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine by night in 2022. An illuminous “Hikaru Kawa”, glistening river, love lights and wind chimes lit up at night. Legend goes that the Iruma River used to glisten at night. And the source was the Hikawa God. The Hikaru
The Water Play areas in Shinrin Park (Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park) are finally reopening. I actually thought they wouldn’t open this year, because they didn’t open them in Golden Week, like they did before the pandemic. Plus, for the longest time their website had just said they were closed
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
Information for the Akamagawa Floating lantern night at Ishihara Mokkokan Cafe and Retro showroom in Kawagoe City. But first information about Mokkokan; Mokkokan Mokkokan is a small mall of eateries, a gallery “Ishihara Mokkokan”, workshops (/classes), a housing company and a small showroom of retro goods! It is near the