Ina rose festival

Information for Saitama’s largest rose garden at Ina Memorial Park and biannual rose festivals. This year, 2024, the Ina Rose Festival is starting earlier than usual, during Golden Week! The second half of Golden Week, from May 3rd. Information for the 2024 spring rose festival and, the smaller, Autumn twoRead More →

Resona Koedo Terrace at the former bank

If you’ve ever been in Kawagoe warehouse district before, no doubt you’ll have noticed the large European looking building among all the old Edo buildings. If you’ve been in the last year, you may have been curious as to why it was behind hoarding. Well, it is because the buildingRead More →

Moominvalley and umbrella 2024

Information for Japan’s largest Umbrella Sky / Street in Moominvalley Park, Saitama (near Tokyo), Japan. Japan’s largest umbrella sky / street The official name of this popular event at Moominvalley Park in Hanno, Saitama Prefecture, is Moominvalley and Umbrella¹. It started in 2019 in the free area of the FinnishRead More →

Nagatoro Green leaves light up

Nagatoro green leaves light up in 2024 ~ Tsuki no Ishi Momiji Park in Nagatoro is known for its Autumn leaves. And each year in Autumn they light up the leaves at night. But just before the pandemic they also started lighting up the leaves while they were green. AndRead More →