Stunning light up event with wakasa Japanese umbrellas at Oshi Castle in Gyoda City, Saitama near Tokyo, Japan

Oshi Castle Ruins are located in Gyoda City in Eastern Saitama Prefecture. Nicknamed “the floating castle”, and sometimes “Turtle Castle”, due to its position on elevated land surrounded by water, the story of the castle is particularly famous. In its day, the castle was considered one of Kanto’s seven strongholds.Read More →

Moominvalley Night walk light up event 2022

The 2022 winter event at Moominvalley Park (in Metsa, Hanno, Saitama Prefecture) is called Moomin Valley Night Walk, “Illu-mori-no-oto” . The ‘illu’ is short for illumination, ‘mori’ means forest and ‘oto’ means sound. The ‘no’ marks possession, so in English it might be translated as the ‘sound of the illuminatedRead More →

A photo of blurred lights for the 2022 - 2023 Kawaguchi Illumination display event

Kawaguchi Illumination かわぐち光のファンタジー 2022 / 2023. Kawaguchi city are planning their annual illumination again for the 2022 / 2023 winter season. On the first night of the event they will have a switch on event, which in 2022 is Friday December 2nd. On that night the illumination is turned on,Read More →

Capybara Onsen at Saitama Children's zoo aka Saitama Children's Animal Nature Park

The Capybara Onsen, aka hot spring, is one of the (thee?) most popular annual events at the Saitama Children’s Zoo. Indeed the love of the Capybara Onsen in general is a phenomenon hard to explain – you just have to go and see for yourself. I guarantee you, even theRead More →