Category: Cherry Blossoms

Fun packed and family friendly Nasunogahara Campsite | TOCHIGI

Nasunogahara Park Campsite with Crafting, Swimming pools, Hot springs, Grass Sledging, Athletic Playground, Multipurpose playground, Climbing playground, Tennis, Windmill, Observation Tower, Bike rental   My family of six are unanimously agreed that Nasunogahara campsite is our favourite camping ground to date. It is the perfect location for a family trip alone or as a group of families as we were […]

Saitama Cherry Blossoms Honjo cherry blossoms

Saitama Cherry Blossoms: most famous Spots | SAITAMA PREFECTURE

Saitama Cherry Blossoms – Hanami and cherry blossom season is upon us. It is one of my personal favourite times of the year. If you have been in Japan for cherry blossom season in the past, you will know why. If you are about to celebrate cherry blossom season in Japan for the first time: be excited, very excited! The […]

Nagatoro Cherry Blossoms

Kita Sakura Street and other famous Nagatoro cherry blossoms | NAGATORO

Nagatoro Cherry Blossoms – Nagatoro is easily one of Saitama’s most beautiful locations. It enjoys tourists all year round due to the abundance of stunning natural scenery. Spring is no exception when thousands flock to see the famous cherry blossoms in full bloom. From the official Nagatoro Tourist Association website Nagatoro has been selected as one of the 100 most famous […]

Kabazakura

Only one in the world: Saitama’s famous cherry blossom | KITAMOTO

Saitama’s Kabazakura – Last year (2017) we went to visit Saitama’s most famous cherry blossom in Kitamoto. It is one of Japan’s five designated “great” sakura. Moreover, it is the only naturally formed kabazakura in the whole world, a true one of a kind. It is approximately 800 years old. Revered for hundreds of years, its majesty was officially sealed […]

Saitama Sakura

🌸Saitama Sakura Guide🌸

Saitama Sakura 2018 Saitama Sakura – Saitama may not be particularly well known for our cherry blossoms, but we still have plenty of places to enjoy cherry blossoms, cherry blossom festivals, events and Hanami. We also are home to one of Japan’s most famous cherry blossom trees. CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVALS We have a number of large and quality sakura / […]

Saitama Sakura

Cherry blossoms and Swimming School | HIGASHIMATSUYAMA

Swimming School Saitama: Beautiful cherry trees + cleanest pool water in the prefecture! Higashimatsuyama Swimming School Saitama – When we were starting our oldest in swimming classes we looked at a number of pools in the Ageo – Kawagoe – Hiki district – Higashimatsuyama area of Saitama. We settled on one of the swimming schools in Higashimatsuyama. There are two […]

Katsusehara Memorial Park: enclosed playground close to station | FUJIMI

Small local park suited to kids with cherry blossoms Tobu Tojo Line Katsusehara Memorial park in Fujimi is a great park for hanami (cherry blossom picnic) and play dates with toddlers. It was one of my favourite parks for meeting my own friends for a good chat when all four of my kids were under six. The main reason is […]

A map of Sakura Cherry Blossom Locations | SAITAMA

A map of most of the key locations for hanami and / or sakura cherry blossom viewing in the Saitama area. Please click on the location for further information. If you have a blog post or photo of any location on the map (or indeed any location not on the map but in Saitama) that you would like added, please […]

Sayama Municipal Museum, Inariyama Park and Kome To Cha Cafe | SAYAMA

Sayama Museum, Inariyama Park and Kome To Cha Cafe Sayama Municipal Museum, Saitama, is a city museum in Sayama Inari Yama Park on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line.  They tend to host a lot of travelling exhibits suitable or designed for children. They have just closed the very excellent pop-up book exhibit and tomorrow the “Heros” exhibit will open. The Fairytales of […]

Mt Takao with children (includes New Years data) | HACHIOJI 【TOKYO】

Mt Takao with children – The first time I went to Mt Takao with my 4 kids, they were all under 7 at the time. The youngest had just turned one.  I did the trip sans husband, but thankfully with my best friend, Japanese food writer Fiona Uyema, and her 2 children. I had chosen to take Fiona there, who was visiting […]