Temporary Cover photo for Shingashi River

Cherry Blossoms and boat ride, Shingashi River – Kawagoe is just 31 minutes from Ikebukuro, Tokyo, on the Tobu Tojo line.  It is a popular tourist town. One of Kawagoe’s most spectacular spots to enjoy “sakura” is out the back of Hikawa shrine, where the cherry blossoms line the Shingashi River. UntilRead More →

sakura and nanohana in saitama

Cherry blossoms and rapeseed, aka Sakura and Nanohana, Saitama Prefecture 2023. There are so many somei yoshino cherry blossoms – here, there and everywhere. And indeed rapeseed, aka canola flower or nanohana, here, there and everywhere too. But the combination of both… a sight to behold! There are plenty ofRead More →

10 cherry blossom spots Kawagoe from insaitama.com

Ten cherry blossom spots in Kawagoe. The list includes “famous” locations as well as off the beaten path cherry blossom spots in Kawagoe. All locations are mapped on a Google My Map at the bottom of the page. There is another very special and completely off the beaten path cherryRead More →

Shouganji temple at Konosu Park

Konosu Park is located beside Shouganji¹ temple, which is a famous doll temple. The temple is renowned for its unique “Doll Memorial Service”. Konosu Park is relatively small, but during the cherry blossom season it attracts hundreds of visitors for its mature cherry blossoms. The scene of the temple gatesRead More →