Takinoiri Rose Garden Moroyama Town Iruma County

Takinoiri is a countryside area in Moroyama Town in the Iruma-gun of Saitama Prefecture. This remote rural scenic town is only about an hour from North West Tokyo by car. Unfortunately, by public transport it is a little trickier to get to and takes considerably longer. However, if you wantRead More →

Ina rose festival

Information for Saitama’s largest rose garden at Ina Memorial Park and biannual rose festivals. The spring rose festival in Ina surprisingly went ahead in 2021 despite a stay at home directive. It was one of the few Rose festivals on in 2021. So no surprises that the festival was onRead More →

Wading river maruyama park

Ten FREE (artificial) water play areas that are open this Golden Week (2023) in Saitama Prefecture. You will will also find even more water play areas in the free map in this post. Thankfully, this year there is a better selection of water play areas than last year. And muchRead More →

Lanterns Aobaen April May 2023

A tunnel of color in Saitama Prefecture! I wrote this post about the pinwheel display that started in March, but the pinwheels were replaced by beautiful paper lanterns of various colors on April 24th. They will be on display now, due to popular demand, until the end of May. ThereRead More →