The story of the forest and the lights Shinrin Park Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park Namegawa

The Story of the Forest and Lights is the name of the middle of three light up events at Shinrin park every year. Shinrin Park, also called Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park, was the very first National Government Park in all of Japan. It is located in Namegawa Town inRead More →

November Santa Tokyo Chiba Kanagawa Saitama

November Santa Events in 2019 for the Greater Tokyo area; Tokyo Santa, Chiba Santa, Kanagawa Santa and Saitama Santa. For those who cannot wait until December to meet Santa Claus, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of the confirmed Santa Claus meet and greet locations for November 2019 inRead More →

cosmos picking shimoyatsubayashi

Cosmos picking in Shimoyatsubayashi and Autumn Roses in Heisei No MoriKawajima November 2019 Cosmos Fields Shimoyatsubayashi Shimoyatsubayashi, although home to the town hall and most of town’s public facilities, is a very rural area of Kawajima Town in the Hiki District of Saitama. The cosmos fields aren’t as large asRead More →

Metsa Christmas

Metsa Christmas 2019 I introduced the Metsa Village Christmas market and Christmas town in the event pages of In Saitama, but now for a personal account. I visited Metsa on the opening day of Christmas town 2019 on November 1st. First impressions were good as Christmas muzak, seasonal flags andRead More →

Kitamoto Neputa Festival insaitama.com

Kitamoto Neputa Festival Report, November 2019 Kitamoto Neputa Festival History In 1991 a team of Kitamoto city officials visited Hirosaki in Aomori, the home of Neputa, to learn how to make the festival floats used in the parades. And to study the techniques used in painting the distinctive and captivatingRead More →

Garden Cafe Greenrose ~ View the stunning roses and seasonal blooms over a cup of tea and cake during the open garden period… Garden Cafe Greenrose is a private garden that opens to the public for the rose season twice a year. Roses bloom in Saitama during the spring andRead More →

October cherry blossoms saitama hatoyama agriculture park

October cherry blossoms at Hatoyama Agriculture Park Hatoyama is a town in the Hiki district of Western Saitama. It is a town that has always baffled me. Wealthy to a T, or maybe that should be a tee for all the luxurious golf courses it boasts, but yet the townRead More →

tokorozawa santa parade santa takashimaya Kichijoji santa

Information for the 2019 Santa Claus Visit at Kichijoji Station in Musashino. For thirty years Kichijoji station has had winter illumination around the station during the winter. This year they have a 6.7 meter Santa house as part of their illumination display. The illumination will be switched on in theRead More →

Cock’s comb and Kochia in Shinrin Park (Musashi Kyuryo Park) in the Hiki District of Saitama Prefecture, Japan, October 10th 2019. Typhoon number 19, or Typhoon Hagibis as the foreign press is calling it, is on its way. And by all accounts its a big one, possibly even the largestRead More →

sunshine city christmas city

Sunshine City Christmas ~ an annual winter event at Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. This is not a Santa greeting / visit, but you can see Santa every year in the Sunshine Aquarium from mid November. Sunshine City Christmas “Sunshine City 2019 Welcome to Christmas City “ From mid NovemberRead More →