playground miyoshino shrine kawagoe

Information for Miyoshino Shrine and Hatsukari Park and the Craft Sake Festival with a dual event ‘introducing the Charm of Kawagoe‘. 三芳野神社、川越 Miyoshino Shrine The Miyoshino shrine features in a famed traditional song (Warabe uta) that is known by Japanese people all over Japan. The song name is “Tooryanse”. AsRead More →

Witch-hazel flower

Suitable for a day trip from Tokyo, Chikozan park is a Multi-purpose park with Campsite, BBQ, Zoo, Fireflies, Fishing, Sport facilities, Athletic Playground, Multi-use Playground, Beautiful Flora and Fauna with seasonal flower festivals Chikozan Park Chikozan Park in Sayama is a beautiful, vast park with lots of attractions for allRead More →

hikawa jinja maple in Saitama

Kawagoe Hikawa Jinja (shrine) needs little introduction to anyone living in Japan. At this stage, thanks to its hugely successful wind chime event in summer, it is even relatively famous abroad. It is definitely worth a visit in summer when the wind chimes or the, lesser known, pinwheels are onRead More →

Kawagoe Kitain (Kita-in / Kita Temple) Kawagoe – One of my favorite local places to bring visitors in Autumn is Kita-in Temple in Kawagoe. On the grounds of Kitain there is a very special building, which is home to some important national treasures. The Kyaku-den (guest hall) is the only remains of the EdoRead More →