shibazakura saitama

Shibazakura Chichibu – The renowned Shibazakura or Moss Phlox of Chichibu’s Hitsujiyama Park come into bloom annually in April and last until early May. In 2020 the Shibazakura festival was cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Initially the park planned to stay open for people to admire the scenery. However, by AprilRead More →

In this article: the low down on Maruhiro – free play, roof top Ferris wheel (until 31.8.2019) and rides, video arcade, family facilities, kid friendly restaurant, cute animal shaped desserts, tax free shopping, special information for attending the Kawagoe Festivals with kids, and Lapland Santa! The post contains external (affiliate)Read More →

Chichibu Night Festival from John Becker

At 2.02 am today, December 1st 2016 the Chichibu Night Festival, specifically the traditional music and performances of the festival, along with 32 festivals in Japan were confirmed and recorded as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Congratulations CHICHIBU. 🙂 UNESCO Chichibu Night Festival **The above photos, one of which is also usedRead More →

Suneori Amagoi Rain Praying Festival in Tsurugashima City in the Western area of Saitama within commutable distance of Tokyo. Suneori Amagoi The Suneori Amagoi Rain Praying Festival, which started in 1781, holds a number of cultural and festival accolades. The awards include the prestigious and coveted city designated intangible folkRead More →

Kitain Temple Cherry Blossoms in Kawagoe City, Saitama, Japan 2021. Kitain is a stunning Buddhist temple with pagoda in the tourist city of Kawagoe – a popular day trip destination from Tokyo. It is an ideal location for combining Japanese culture, history and cherry blossom viewing. Kitain Cherry Blossoms KitianRead More →

Konosu dolls' festival

Dolls festival – Japan’s largest dolls festival pyramid display “Konosu Doll Pyramid” in Konosu, Saitama Prefecture, is just a short bullet train (shinkansen) ride from Tokyo. You can view the dolls display at the mall at the station. Dolls festival The doll festival is celebrated on March 3rd, annually, forRead More →