Musenyama, also known as the KDDI Forest, is a greenery trust in Ina Town. There are approximately 100 large sized (roughly 10 meters tall) cherry blossom trees, all about 80 years old, creating a 200 meter tunnel of sakura. Currently, Inamachi are planning to go ahead with a cherry blossom
Ranzan Cherry Blossoms, sans festival with ‘sakura hanabi’ cherry blossom fireworks and horseback archery. Unfortunately, Ranzan Town announced back in Autumn that, once again there will be no cherry blossom festival in 2022. It is such a shame that the Ranzan cherry blossom festival can’t go ahead in 2022 as
Information specific to the cherry blossom season at Gongendo Park. You can find general information for the park and information for other seasonal blooms here. There are about 1000 yoshino cherry blossom trees at Gongendo Park (#4 park) that stretch a kilometer along the riverbank. Incredibly, these cherry blossoms were
Off the beaten path cherry blossoms and sakura boat ride, on the Ando River, in Kawajima Town, Saitama Prefecture. Updated March 5th with Kawazuzakura Information. It looks like 2022 maybe another year that off the beaten path cherry blossoms will be in demand, as Omicron has yet to loosen its
A village of hidden gems near the Honjo Agriculture Tourism Center in Northern Saitama. The Honjo Agriculture Tourism Center is quite different to any other location I have visited in the last few years. It reminds me greatly of the remote villages in Ibaraki I had the pleasure of visiting
Oshi Castle Ruins are located in Gyoda City in Eastern Saitama Prefecture. Nicknamed “the floating castle”, and sometimes “Turtle Castle”, due to its position on elevated land surrounded by water, the story of the castle is particularly famous. In its day, the castle was considered one of Kanto’s seven strongholds.