Glamorous Hyde Park Sayama Inariyama Park

Glamorous Hyde Park is an initiative by Inariyama Park to enjoy a living area in the great outdoors. Essentially it is day glamping, the term coined for glamorous camping. Hence the park uses the word glamping in this annual seasonal event. Please note it is only available on Fridays, SaturdaysRead More →

Omiya Park Cherry Blossoms

Omiya Park Cherry Blossoms – Omiya Park is a popular spot for locals, tourists and expats alike to enjoy hanami, cherry blossom viewing. Its proximity to Tokyo on top of the stunning scenery and lively atmosphere is one of the big draws of this annual festival which attracts thousands annually.Read More →

winter cherry blossom festival and light up

The annual winter cherry blossom festival “Fuyuzakura Matsuri” in Jomine Park, Kamikawa (Kodama district, Saitama) is scheduled to go ahead as normal despite the Coronavirus. Some trees already have blooms, others have buds and are currently showing signs of coming into bloom. It is expected the cherry blossoms will bloomRead More →

Saitama Cherry Blossoms Honjo cherry blossoms

Saitama Cherry Blossoms – Hanami and cherry blossom season 2021. Japan are currently aiming to reopen the country to international tourists from April 2021. Just in time for cherry blossom season. And the season is one of the best times to visit Japan. If you have been in Japan forRead More →

river play Ogose

A Little known river play spot, where you can also barbecue, along the Oppe River at Daima Nozon Hiroba in Ogose. River play / BBQ Ogose Given the year that’s in it, we’ve been spending a lot of our time “off the beaten path”. On our spring adventures this yearRead More →

CHerry blossoms at temple gate Kotokuji Kawajima

Kotoku Temple (Kotoku-ji Temple) is a temple belonging to the Shingon sect Toyozan school. According to official records the temple den, the main hall and the monastery were destroyed by fire in both Shoho and Kyoho. However, incredibly and luckily for us except for the Omido and Niomon of theRead More →

Hatcho lake Hatchoko Park Yoshimi

Hatchoko Park is the park around the eponymous Lake Hatcho in Yoshimi town in the Hiki District of Saitama. Lake Hatcho is a man-made lake in a natural woody hillside in the Prefectural Hiki Nature Park. Hatchoko Park In my personal opinion there is nothing exceptional about Hatchoko park. Don’tRead More →

Minoyama CHerry blossoms

The cherry blossom season of Minoyama in Minano Chichibu usually opens around the 8th of April with best viewing at the end of April. The official period for the 2020 cherry blossom viewing in the Minoyama park has not yet been set. And please note that due to Covid19 thereRead More →

Takao Sakura Park Hanno spring festival Nagatoro cherry blossom festival

The 2020 Kitamoto Cherry Blossom Festival at Takao Sakura Park has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.  The Cherry Blossom Festival at Takao Sakura Park in Kitamoto is popular among locals during the cherry blossom season. There are about 200 cherry blossom trees of 30 different varieties.  Please note thereRead More →

Famous saitama sakura

Famous Saitama sakura – the cherry blossom tree in Ishito Kitamoto is one of Japan’s five designated “great” sakura. It is approximately 800 years old.  Although there are not many cherry blossoms directly around the famous tree, people come from all over Japan to visit the revered tree. Because apartRead More →