Water lilies at Iwatsuki Castle Park

According to the Saitama City Tourism Facebook page, the water lilies at Iwatsuki Castle Park are already blooming. The striking red bridge, “Yatsu” bridge, that the park is famed for, creates a beautiful backdrop to the flowers. This park is also known for its cherry blossoms and cherry blossom festivalRead More →

Festival lanterns and cherry blossoms reflected in water at tsurugashimashi sports park

Information for the annual Tsurugashima Cherry Blossom Festival, the annual Tsurugashima Industry Festival and general information for Tsurugashima Sports Park. Update April 7th: the cherry blossom festival has been extended. Tsurugashima Sports Park Tsurugashimashi Sports Park isn’t a particularly large park and, unless you are playing sports, not a particularlyRead More →

Honjo Park Plum blossoms

Honjo is quite far from us so its a city I didn’t visit much when the kids were very small. However, since all four of my kids started elementary school last year, I’ve been several times. And I will keep going back, as there is quite a lot to discoverRead More →