Ameyakushi temple chichibu (2)

The Candy Doctor Festival is a fun translation of Chichibu’s “Ameyakushi” festival. Ameyakushi can mean candy doctor. But its actually not that far fetched a translation, because the festival does have its roots both in candy and a doctor, kind of!… Ameyakushi “Candy Doctor” Festival The Ame is actually forRead More →

Ogano hydrangea

Information for an Hydrangea Festival like no other, with “Hydrangea Kabuki” and free zarigani fishing, in beautiful Ogano town. Earlier in the year we stumbled upon a quaint little flower area in Ogano Town, Chichibu. I noticed at the time that there was a sign post for an “hydrangea forest”Read More →

Fireflies in their natural habitat in Chichibu

There is nothing quite like seeing fireflies in the wild, in their natural habitat. Chichibu is one of the few locations in Saitama that you can do just that: behold the stunning scene of fireflies in unadulterated surroundings. There are several different places you can see fireflies in the Chichibu areaRead More →

Terasaka Rice Terrace candle night and firefly viewing

The Terasaka Rice Terraces “Firefly bonfire festival” has become quite famous, within Saitama anyway, in the last few years. Despite the remote location, hundreds make the journey to see the rare and stunning view of fireflies and candle light, or as they call them, bonfires. Information for this special eventRead More →

Nagatoro Flower Village

Information for the seasonal flowers at the Nagatoro Flower Village “Nagatoro Hana no Sato”, which is best known for its Golden Poppies. However, there are also other flowers grown seasonally. Such as the beautiful hydrangea in July and the cosmos in late summer. Furthermore, there are cherry blossoms that bloomRead More →

Chichibu Kegon Falls light up

The Chichibu Kegon Falls is a popular spot with professional and amateur photographers, particularly in Autumn. This is because the waterfall is framed by maple leaves. Around mid November the leaves change to tones of orange and red. The waterfall is also a popular destination for “new green” in summer.Read More →

fireflies chichibu

Information for Firefly viewing and daylilies during rainy season, at Chichibu Muse Park, Ogano Town, Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Like many parks around Saitama Prefecture, you can see fireflies in Chichibu Muse Park in early summer. Moreover, they offer a supervised viewing event once a year. The date dependsRead More →