Tranquil night illumination in remote location, Kawajima Town – With such a variety of night illumination in Saitama, most people have access to a display within commutable distance. If you are feeling adventurous and / or want to travel a little further, or maybe choose a display on its merits,
Monomi Hill / Monomiyama Park in Higashimatsuyama in Autumn and Spring Monomiyama park The Monomiyama* Park is a hilltop park in the Iwadono area of Higashimatsuyama. The park was initially just a viewpoint. Higashimatsuyama city developed a park around it in recent years. Moreover, it is also part of a
Shoboji’s Legendary Gingko Tree at Shoboji Temple, Iwadono, Higashimatsuyama ( previously Hatoyama) Previously I wrote about a summer drive we took in the Hatoyama and Higashimatsuyama area where I saw the most impressive gingko tree I’ve ever seen. Last Autumn we revisited the area to witness the famed Autumn colours in
Information for the plumed cockscomb, also known as Celosia (or Keito in Japanese), at Shinrin Park aka Musashi Kyuryou National Government Park, Namegawa in Saitama Prefecture. One of the highlights of Autumn at Shinrin Park is the field of plumed cockscomb, or Celosia, plants that grow in September and October.
Information for the Akamagawa Floating lantern night at Ishihara Mokkokan Cafe and Retro showroom in Kawagoe City. But first information about Mokkokan; Mokkokan Mokkokan is a small mall of eateries, a gallery “Ishihara Mokkokan”, workshops (/classes), a housing company and a small showroom of retro goods! It is near the
Nagatoro Cherry Blossoms – Nagatoro is easily one of Saitama’s most beautiful locations. Thus it enjoys tourists all year round due to the abundance of stunning natural scenery. Spring is no exception when thousands flock to see the famous cherry blossoms in full bloom. Nagatoro Cherry Blossoms The Nagatoro Cherry Blossom