Strawberry Picking Chichibu

A selection of 10 Strawberry Picking farms in the Northern area of Saitama, including Chichibu, for the 2023 strawberry picking season. Strawberry Picking Chichibu and Northern Saitama Last year (2022), several farms opted to open late due to the pandemic. Many farms that normally open in winter opted to waitRead More →

Autumn leaves Ranzan Valley

Autumn leaves 紅葉, Ranzan valley / Gorge. New information added on November 11th 2022. Ranzan Valley (also known as Ranzan Gorge or Ranzan Keikoku in Japanese) is a beautiful nature spot with several hiking routes in the Hiki area of Saitama Prefecture. It is particularly popular in Autumn when theRead More →

Kanasana shrine Kamikawa

Kanasana Shrine is a rare type of shrine that preserves koshinto, the old form of shinto worship. At Kanasana they venerate the entire mountain, Mt Mitake, as a God in the back of the worship hall. Supposedly there are only three shrines of this kind in all of Japan. Also,Read More →