cherry blossoms and rapeseed nanohana and sakura at Sakitama Gyoda

Cherry blossoms and Higanbana at the unique Sakitama Kofun Park, one of Saitama’s famous cherry blossom viewing spots in Gyoda City. While renowned within Saitama as a sakura viewing spot, the cherry blossoms are not that eminent outside of Saitama. Moreover, the spot is not yet known for its spiderRead More →

Senbonzakura Torayama Higashichichibu close to the earthly paradise of ouchizawa

Senbonzakura, the name of a famous song, is the Japanese for a thousand cherry blossoms. There are many spots or parks in Japan called Senbonzakura. In Saitama, one of the most stunning Senbonzakura locations is on Mt Torayama in Higashichichibu. Not to be confused with the Senbonzakura in Honjo, whichRead More →

Sumiyoshi Sakura No sato 2020

Information for the Sumiyoshi Sakura no Sato すみよし桜の里 / Sumiyoshi Kawazuzakura すみよし河津桜 in Sakado. Sumiyoshi Sakura No Sato is a riverside embankment walk in Sakado City, Saitama, about an hour from Tokyo. Along the embankment there are early blooming cherry blossoms called Kawazuzakura. Kawazu Zakura are one of the earliestRead More →

Kitaasaba Kanzakura 2022

The Nissai Sakura Matsuri will be on in 2024 for the first time in five years. This post contains information for the festival and general information for the cherry blossoms at this location, called the Kitaasaba Sakura Zutsumi, in Sakado City. The cherry blossoms are an early blooming variety knownRead More →

Cosmos in full bloom at Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park

Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park, fruit and vegetable picking, food farming, farm product processing experiences and seasonal flowers. The cosmos are now in bloom in November 2023 and there will be an event in the park on Sunday November 19th 2023. More on that below. Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park The Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park,Read More →

Comoriver Glamping Site

Introducing Comoriver Tokitama Himitsu Kichi campsite and restaurant by Onsen Dojo in Tokigawa Town in the Hiki District of Saitama Prefecture. In 2021, information was added for the special Christmas event to celebrate 100 years of Japan – Estonia relations. This year you can enjoy an Estonian Christmas in Saitama!Read More →