2023 information for the Misotsuchi Icicles at Otaki Ice Festival

The Otaki Ice festival, illuminated Misotsuchi Icicles in 2023 – One of the most famous, and beautiful, winter scenes of Saitama is at the Otaki Ice Festival. Located in the former Otaki village (now part of Chichibu city) in the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park. The Misotsuchi Icicles are the only naturallyRead More →

Lucky Star manhole cover art at Washinomiya Shrine, Kuki City

Information for the Lucky Star exhibition at the Edit and Art Gallery in the Kadokawa Musashino Museum¹, in Tokorozawa Sakura Town, in Winter 2023. Like all exhibitions at Kadokawa Museum, it is recommended that you purchase a ticket in advance, particularly for a weekend. Tickets are already on sale. LuckyRead More →

Cover photo for Toda Illumi Illumination event

The Toda City Illumination event “Toda Illumi” is relatively new, it only started in 2019. (There are also other illumination events in Toda City which have been around for longer). The city aim to make illumination synonymous with winter in Toda. According to Toda City, this year’s winter illumination willRead More →

Cocoon City Night Illumination

Cocoon City Illumination 2022 ~ 2023 – The annual illumination at Cocoon City will be switched on at 5 pm on Saturday November 12th 2022. After three years of a “star” theme, this year the illumination is called “Sparkling Milky Way”. Cocoon City Illumination The Cocoon City illumination display justRead More →

Halloween night illumination Tokorozawa Sakura Town

Information for the third annual winter illumination display, “Green Circus”, at Tokorozawa Sakura Town. Tokorozawa Sakura Town Tokorozawa Sakura Town has shops, restaurants, museums, a factory, offices, a public open space, event space, a shrine and even a hotel. An anime hotel at that. A summary of what’s available: KadokawaRead More →