Lucky Star Washinomiya Shrine

Washinomiya Shrine (previously Washimiya Shrine) is known as the oldest shrine in the Kanto region. It is located in Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture, just North of Tokyo. There is a lot a debate over the age of the shrine. Some put it at 1900 years old, which actually wouldn’t makeRead More →

EJ Anime Hotel opened within the “cool Japan”  Sakura Town Shin Tokorozawa in Autumn of this year, 2020. The Sakura Town is a project by the Kadokawa Corporation- one of the largest publishing companies in Japan – and Tokorozawa city. Apart from books, mooks, magazines and manga, Kadokawa also produceRead More →

The latest information in English on the web for LGBTQ+ friendly, discrimination free 800 year old Saimyouji, Kawagoe. Includes information for seasonally themed floral water fonts, temple illumination and new in 2021 – wind chimes. New in 2021 The latest addition to the temple, May 2021, are wind chimes. ItsRead More →

Metsa Village closed during Coronavirus Saitama

Metsä Village  – Metsa Village opened in Hanno City in Saitama Prefecture on November 9th 2018. Metsa Village is the free part of the larger “Metsa”, a Finnish leisure park around Miyazawa lake. The charged area is a Moomin theme park Moominvalley Park. The resort encompasses relaxation, activities, shopping andRead More →

Gu choki pan

Gu Choki Pan ~ a small but quaint bakery, and picturesque garden in golf country Hatoyama. Gu Choki Pa is the Japanese for Rock, Paper, Scissors. Instead of Pa, the owner wittily used pan for her delightful picture perfect boulangerie and natural garden in a rural area of the HikiRead More →