Kawagoe Park maple leaves December 2020

Kawagoe Park, also known as Kawagoe Water Park, Kawagoe Suijo Kouen, or Kawagoe Aquatic Park, is a great all year round park in a rural area of Kawagoe. Kawagoe Park is home to one of Saitama’s largest aqua parks which opens seasonally in summer. The park is particularly renowned forRead More →

Shinrin Park

Best of Saitama: the sprawling lush Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park, aka Shinrin Park: Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park West Gate Central Gate North Gate South Gate The Playgrounds of Shinrin Park Adventure Playground Musashi kids dome Giant Ball Area Ponpoko Mountain (Water play areas are included in seasonal attractionsRead More →

sunflowers kumagaya sports culture park saitama prefecture

Kumagaya Sports & Culture Park is a vast park in Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture. Since the Rugby World Cup in 2019 it needs little introduction, but when I first wrote this post in 2015 it wasn’t that well known outside the prefecture. But the park has improved greatly over theRead More →

playground miyoshino shrine kawagoe

Information for Miyoshino Shrine and Hatsukari Park and the Craft Sake Festival with a dual event ‘introducing the Charm of Kawagoe‘. 三芳野神社、川越 Miyoshino Shrine The Miyoshino shrine features in a famed traditional song (Warabe uta) that is known by Japanese people all over Japan. The song name is “Tooryanse”. AsRead More →