Hatago Coedoya and lovers alley enmusubi yokocho food court and hotel kawagoe

Hatago Coedoya is a relatively new hotel in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture, just 30 minutes from Tokyo. But more than a hotel, it offers trendy dining in the Enmusubi Yokocho, or Enyoko for short. Enmusubi means marriage or matchmaking, but colloquially enmusubi just denotes a pairing or couple. Yokocho isRead More →

Jomine Park Campsite / Camping ground Saitama prefecture Japan

Jomine Park (or Jyomine Park) on Mt Jomine, by Lake Kanna and the haunted Shimokubo dam in Kamikawa, Saitama on the border of Fujioka City, Gunma. Famed for its winter cherry blossoms that bloom at the same time as the autumn leaves. But those same winter cherries also bloom againRead More →

Hatcho lake Hatchoko Park Yoshimi

Hatchoko Park is the park around the eponymous Lake Hatcho in Yoshimi town in the Hiki District of Saitama. Lake Hatcho is a man-made lake in a natural woody hillside in the Prefectural Hiki Nature Park. Since I published this post, in spring 2022, the park has opened a campsiteRead More →