Kawazu Zakura in Kamakura Kaido Kitamoto

Once again it paid to get lost! On my way home from Adomani Cafe yesterday I took the wrong turn. Thankfully I had a rough idea of where I was and when I took another turn to get back on the right track I came across the some beautiful kawazuRead More →

peach blossoms tokigawa

Each year in early April, we are absolutely spoiled for choice for things to see in Saitama. There are so many flowers and blossoms in bloom. And accordingly there are literally hundreds of flower festivals on. Usually the cherry blossoms steal the limelight, but their ‘sister’, the peach blossoms, areRead More →

kawazu zakura in sembagashi historical park in kawagoe city

Kawazu Zakura at Semba-gashi Historic Park, Kawagoe During the week I was searching online for Kawazu Zakura in Kawagoe. Its a search I’ve done several times over the last few years. In the past it has brought up the same old locations, that only have one or two trees. SuchRead More →

Mask wearing hina dolls holding disinfectant!

There is a lovely little Hina dolls display at Kakyu no Sato in Konosu. What encouraged me to go visit was seeing photos of the mask wearing hina on Instagram! However, it was a pleasant surprise to find several other cute and unique hina dolls. Kakyu no Sato Saitama PrefectureRead More →

saitama kawazu zakura

Saitama’s best Kawazu zakura spot? Its funny, all these years I thought Saitama didn’t really have a particularly head turning kawazu zakura spot. And then last year, I realized that we do, its just not been marketed very well. I have dozens of books about Saitama – not one hasRead More →

early blooming cherry blossom yatsu no sato namegawa

Nature, hiking, flowers, Cats, horses, playground, “Health Road”, an honesty shop, seasonal events and a picking farm with a quaint cafe and antique store. All atop a hill in Yatsu no Sato, Namegawa Town. In September 2019 when visiting Hilltop farm and cafe I walked across the road to investigateRead More →

Plum blossoms Saitama Prefecture

Seasonal information for the Plum Blossoms Shinrin Park On Tuesday the 19th of January 2021 various TV stations announced that the plum blossoms had opened in the Kanto Plain. In addition, Shinrin Park also posted on their website that the plum blossom season has begun. There are currently a typeRead More →

cherry blossoms and yellow flowers Omiya Hana no Oka Saitama City

Park in Saitama City with flowers every month of the year. The featured photo was updated with a photo taken on March 23rd 2021. As you can see, the cherry blossoms are currently nearing full bloom. You can see cherry blossoms with tulips and other flowers at this park. OmiyaRead More →

daffodils satte saitama

Daffodils in Gongendo Park, Saitama January 2021 Daffodils Saitama There are a few places renowned for their daffodils in Saitama, but I think Gongendo park is probably the best known of them all. It is one of the larger displays anyhow, with half a million daffodils grown in the parkRead More →

New Year display at Higashimatsuyama Botanen with Japanese brolleys

Botanen Park in Higashimatsuyama is the largest peony garden in all of Japan. However, more than just a peony garden, it is also a small park with several things to offer: Botanen Park Introduction Winter flowers Spring and the Peony Festival Summer flowers Autumn colors Playground Barbecue Events Information BotanenRead More →