autumn angyo bonsai festival kawaguchi

The 90th Angyo Autumn Bonsai Exhibition and Greenery Festival in Kawaguchi Ryokka Center has been cancelled on account of the Coronavirus. (There are two a year that is why the 2019 information says the 88th). 2019 information The 88th annual Angyo autumn bonsai exhibition will be held in Kawaguchi fromRead More →

Saitama October

Saitama October – 13 things you can do in Saitama, commutable from Tokyo, in the month of October. This post has been adapted for the unfortunate circumstances in 2020! Fireworks Traditional festivals Winter hanami Halloween events Night Illumination Anime and Manga event Pop up cafe Ski! Camping Hiking Fruit PickingRead More →

Sayama Ski Resort in 2019

The Sayama Ski Resort generally have their season opening event on the last Friday of October. But in 2019 they didn’t open because they were doing renovations. Those renovations are finally finished and the ski resort will open for business in 2020 / 2021. However, they are opening at theRead More →

Cosmos Festival

Cosmos Festival in Konosu The Cosmos Festival in Konosu normally takes place toward the end of October. However, this year – 2020 – on account of the Coronavirus outbreak the event has been cancelled. Official notification of cancellation here (click). Each year to mark the blooming of 12,000,000 cosmos in theRead More →

Cocoon City Halloween event

Cocoon City Halloween – Cocoon City have had a Halloween Parade for the last few years, but since 2017 they have increased the number of parades as well as the number of Halloween events. This year, like the last two years, Cocoon City will have not only one day ofRead More →

Halloween kumagaya  The 8th annual Halloween festival and costume party at Onikko House in Kumagaya will take place on October 28th from 10 am to 3 pm. The line up is quite different to last year when a lot of the activities were outdoors. I remember that it rained onRead More →

Omiya Park

Omiya Park – original 2012 article revamped and republished in 2018. Omiya park has a lot to offer for a full family day of fun. There is a small free zoo where you can see the animals up close. Unfortunately, the playground in the park is a bit lacking, butRead More →

Halloween Kawagoe and halloween events saitama and Halloween seibuen

Halloween Seibuen – Last year Seibuen changed how they celebrate Halloween, regrettably by reducing the number of events. However, the line up for this year, 2019, looks quite good. They haven’t brought back the popular  “Halloween Night Party”, but they have planned lots of pure Halloween fun for the kids.Read More →

Keyaki Hiroba Illumination 2017

Keyaki Hiroba Illumination – Saitama Shintoshin’s Keyaki Hiroba’s annual winter illumination will start on November 7th 2020 and will run until Valentine’s Day 2020. Opening night ceremony The lighting ceremony will go ahead as normal on the first night of the illumination, this year November 7th. On this night onlyRead More →

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