Hatcho lake Hatchoko Park Yoshimi

Hatchoko Park is the park around the eponymous Lake Hatcho in Yoshimi town in the Hiki District of Saitama. Lake Hatcho is a man-made lake in a natural woody hillside in the Prefectural Hiki Nature Park. Hatchoko Park In my personal opinion there is nothing exceptional about Hatchoko park. Don’tRead More →

The story of the forest and the lights Shinrin Park Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park Namegawa

The Story of the Forest and Lights is the name of the middle of three light up events at Shinrin park every year. Shinrin Park, also called Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park, was the very first National Government Park in all of Japan. It is located in Namegawa Town inRead More →

cosmos picking shimoyatsubayashi

Cosmos picking in Shimoyatsubayashi and Autumn Roses in Heisei No MoriKawajima November 2019 Cosmos Fields Shimoyatsubayashi Shimoyatsubayashi, although home to the town hall and most of town’s public facilities, is a very rural area of Kawajima Town in the Hiki District of Saitama. The cosmos fields aren’t as large asRead More →

Kitamoto Neputa Festival insaitama.com

Kitamoto Neputa Festival Report, November 2019 Kitamoto Neputa Festival History In 1991 a team of Kitamoto city officials visited Hirosaki in Aomori, the home of Neputa, to learn how to make the festival floats used in the parades. And to study the techniques used in painting the distinctive and captivatingRead More →

Garden Cafe Greenrose ~ View the stunning roses and seasonal blooms over a cup of tea and cake during the open garden period… Garden Cafe Greenrose is a private garden that opens to the public for the rose season twice a year. Roses bloom in Saitama during the spring andRead More →

October cherry blossoms saitama hatoyama agriculture park

October cherry blossoms at Hatoyama Agriculture Park Hatoyama is a town in the Hiki district of Western Saitama. It is a town that has always baffled me. Wealthy to a T, or maybe that should be a tee for all the luxurious golf courses it boasts, but yet the townRead More →

Cock’s comb and Kochia in Shinrin Park (Musashi Kyuryo Park) in the Hiki District of Saitama Prefecture, Japan, October 10th 2019. Typhoon number 19, or Typhoon Hagibis as the foreign press is calling it, is on its way. And by all accounts its a big one, possibly even the largestRead More →

a sea of red salvia in saitama city

Salvia in Saitama City, Japan Saitama Prefecture is the largest producer of Salvia in all of Japan. Konosu city specifically produces more salvia than anywhere else. However, it is not the only place you can see Salvia in our prefecture. There is, for example, a beautiful display in Omiya HanaRead More →

Kochia Saitama City Omiya Hana no Oka

Hitachinaka Seaside resort is famed for its stunning kochia. Particularly in October when they are a flaming red. It is one of the famous autumn scenes of Japan. But you don’t have to go all the way to Northern Ibaraki to view this unusual bloom. We don’t have anything onRead More →

Red, Orange, Yellow and White spider lilies in Yoshimi Town, Hiki District, Saitama. Kinchakuda, Gongendo and Terasaka Terraced Rice Fields may be known for their red spider lilies, but Sakura Tsutsumi Park in Yoshimi Town is creating a name for itself as the home to spider lilies of different colors.Read More →