Small local park, with beautiful cherry blossoms, suited to hanami with kids on the Tobu Tojo Line Katsusehara Memorial Park Katsusehara Memorial park in Fujimi is a great park for hanami (cherry blossom picnic) and play dates with toddlers. It was one of my favourite parks for meeting my ownRead More →

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 →

Isanuma Park Cherry blossom festival

Isanuma Park Cherry Blossoms – Isanuma park in Kawagoe is a popular spot to enjoy Hanami for locals. There are cherry blossoms along the river at the playground as well as cherry blossoms lining the street that separates the lake from the park. The park usually has a cherry blossom festivalRead More →

heisei no mori rose tunnel saitama roses

Heisei no Mori – or Heiseinomori – is a park in West Saitama in a town that has recently become better known, due to its exit on the Ken-o Expressway.  Kawajima town, also referred to as Kawashima town,  is beside the cities of Sakado, Kawagoe,  Higashimatsuyama and Okegawa. The park hasRead More →

Kawagoe Park maple leaves December 2020

Kawagoe Park, also known as Kawagoe Water Park, Kawagoe Suijo Kouen, or Kawagoe Aquatic Park, is a great all year round park in a rural area of Kawagoe. Kawagoe Park is home to one of Saitama’s largest aqua parks which opens seasonally in summer. The park is particularly renowned forRead More →