Kochia Saitama City Omiya Hana no Oka

Hitachinaka Seaside resort is famed for its stunning kochia. Particularly in October when they are a flaming red. It is one of the famous autumn scenes of Japan. But you don’t have to go all the way to Northern Ibaraki to view this unusual bloom. We don’t have anything onRead More →

Red, Orange, Yellow and White spider lilies in Yoshimi Town, Hiki District, Saitama. Kinchakuda, Gongendo and Terasaka Terraced Rice Fields may be known for their red spider lilies, but Sakura Tsutsumi Park in Yoshimi Town is creating a name for itself as the home to spider lilies of different colors.Read More →

Higashimatsuyama Norin Park

Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park, fruit and vegetable picking, food farming and farm product processing experiences. Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park The Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park, or Higashimatsuyama Norin Park, re-opened on August 1st 2019 after a year of work and renovations. There was a lot of discourse about the changes, mainly negative, as theRead More →

The obseration tower of the peace museum of saitama at sunset

Peace Museum of Saitama, Iwadono area of Higashimatsuyama The Peace Museum of Saitama (埼玉県平和資料館 in Japanese) is set in the lush tranquil hills of Iwadono in Higashimatsuyama. The area of Iwadono is part of the vast 4,638 hectare “Prefectural Hiki Nature Park” . If you’ve ever been to the SaitamaRead More →

Cafe Mozart Former School Shimozato Ogawa

Cafe Mozart is the cafe on the grounds of the former Ogawa Town Shimozato school. The school is known to many as Ashigaoka school from the Non Non Biyori anime. The cafe is attached to the acclaimed school, which has become a popular destination for fans of the anime. ButRead More →

Comoriver Glamping Site

Comoriver by Onsen Dojo in Tokigawa Town in the Hiki District of Saitama Prefecture. Comoriver Comoriver is a campsite, glamping site, cafe and riverside day camp. Onsen Dojo is the chain relaxation service provider behind hot spring resorts such as Cafe Bivouac, Cafe Utatane, and You Park Ogose. Onsen DojoRead More →

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine by night: the illuminous “Hikaru Kawa”, glistening river. All photos were taken in 2019. The 2020 dates have not yet been released. Legend reports that the Iruma River used to glisten at night. And the source was the Hikawa God… Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine Events at the shrineRead More →

Denjiro's Science Show

The Denjiro Science Show, live performance, report from Fresa Yoshimi, Summer 2019. Denjiro Yonemura Denjiro Yonemura is Japan’s “mad scientist”. You may have seen him on the TV, perform one of his magic like experiments or science projects. They are normally playful and involve the participation of at least oneRead More →

Misato Halloween events japan

Halloween Events in the Greater Tokyo area – In the spirit of Halloween, I’ve decided to take the 2015 mummified Halloween round up out of the doldrums and give it new life, a monster version, for the 2019 Rugby World Cup (COYBIG). Enjoy a Japanese Halloween event in the greaterRead More →

Cosmos Saitama

A selection of eight Cosmos fields in Saitama near both Tokyo and Gunma. Cosmos Saitama Eight places for seeing Cosmos in Saitama Prefecture, beside Tokyo, Gunma, Tochigi and Ibaraki. The largest two, in Konosu and Yoshimi, have greater detail. The other six provide a synopsis of the main information neededRead More →