Fuppu Nijimasu Fishing ponds Yorii

Fish your own lunch at Fuppu Nijimasu Fishing Ponds! Fuppu is the name of the area in Yorii. Nijimasu is the Japanese for Rainbow Trout. Fuppu Nijimasu fishing ponds is a type of fishing restaurant cum fishing center. You can fish for rainbow trout for consumption. You can either eatRead More →

Cherry blossoms Sakitama

Cherry blossoms Sakitama – One of Saitama’s famous cherry blossom viewing spots is the Sakitama Tomb Park in Gyoda City. Sakitama Kofun Park Sakitama Kofun Park is a medium sized park designed around the ancient burial mounds unearthed at the site. Kofun is the Japanese for burial mound. There areRead More →

Honda Airport plane and nanohana canola flowers

Arakawa Tarouemon and Honda Airport ~ In the midst of Covid-19 there are few places that feel safe. Indoors is definitely off the table. And this past week we’ve learned that the numbers of people in parks and cherry blossom locations also pose a risk. Even if those type ofRead More →

Kita Asaba March 6th 2020

Kita Asaba Cherry Blossoms today, March 6th 2020, for Photo Friday. Kita Asaba Cherry Blossoms Today Thank goodness for kanzakura, early blooming cherry blossoms, in this surreal time of Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus. They bring some light and color, hope even, in these dismal times and offer a respite from theRead More →

Fishing with kids Kawajima town Saitama Japan

Fishing with kids – I’ll be perfectly honest; fishing is not my thing. But my kids love it. Normally my husband brings them, but I have been with them a couple of times. Including their last visit a couple of weeks ago. The kids were inched into a love ofRead More →

Life in Saitama

Life in Saitama: A week in photos. January 2020 week three – January 11th to 17th. 1000 hours outside update We are into the third week of January 2020. And the third week of the 1000 hours outside challenge. Our pace for spending hours in the great outdoors has slowedRead More →

Geocaching Saitama Japan

Geocaching Saitama. Sakitama Kofun Park has several caches to discover. The majority of them are relatively easy to find and within 200 meters of the main entrance. A great beginners site in Saitama for geocaching. Read More →

Happiness is... 1000 hours outside!

Fridays are my days of blogging. As opposed to information sharing and place reviews. Earlier this week I was clued into the “1000 hours outside” challenge by Pandora Island a friend and fellow Irish woman living in Japan. Our #1000hoursoutside challenge review will fit in nicely with “photo Friday” forRead More →