hanamomo no sato ouchizawa higashichichibu earthly paradise

A village of Peach Blossoms “Hanamomo no Sato” nicknamed an earthly paradise. In the Ouchizawa area of Higashichichibu, Saitama Prefecture. An Earthly Paradise The village of peach blossoms Ouchizawa Hanamono no Sato is one of Saitama’s most stunning spring scenes. Rightly nicknamed as “an earthly paradise” the location is remarkablyRead More →

Dahlia at arakawa roadside station chichibu

The Chichibu area is known for its Dahlia. The Dahlia Garden at Mt Ryokami Fumoto Hana no Sato is one of the largest and most popular places to see Dahlia in Saitama. Mt Ryokami Dahlia Garden The Dahlia Garden at Mt Ryokami opens annually in Autumn. It generally opens fromRead More →

Arakawa Roadside Station Chichibu

Arakawa Roadside Station is a rest area in the Arakawa Hino area of Chichibu. The area is also known as the Hino Sightseeing Plantation Village. Attractions within and around the roadside station include fruit picking, nature museum, flowers, playground, restaurant, shopping, hot spring and steam locomotive! Arakawa Roadside Station TheRead More →

Chichibu Highland Ranch

Chichibu Highland Ranch, also known as Sai No Kuni Fureai Farm, is a free prefectural farm on top of a 766 meter high mountain ridge in Higashichichibu village. Located on an old mountain route that connects Ogawa and Higashichichibu to the Chichibu District, the drive itself is both beautiful andRead More →

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 →

Toryu Bridge

Toryu bridge (also called Toryumon) is over the Ara River (Arakawa) in the Mitsumine area of the former Otaki Village in Chichibu, Saitama. Toryu Bridge Toryu Bridge is a footbridge at the start of the “omotesando”, the sacred trail, to the famous Mitsumine Shrine. The hike from the bridge toRead More →

Image from the Yokoze tourism site

Terasaka Rice Terraces, Chichibu District, Saitama. The beautiful Terasaka Rice Terraces has two large events each year. The firefly viewing event in summer and the cluster amaryllis (red spider lily) festival in September. The firefly viewing is usually in early July, which is later than most other firefly viewing eventsRead More →

fireflies chichibu

Fireflies Chichibu Muse Park, Ogano Town, Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The firefly viewing event in Chichibu Muse Park is very popular, attracting people from near and far. It is a free event. It is held annually on a date in either late June or early July. The date dependsRead More →

Chichibu poppy festival image from the official website

Chichibu Poppy Festival - The 2020 dates have been set (March 6th 2020) – from May 16th to June 7th. There may be changes due to Coronavirus or other mitigating factors.  Cancelled – more information below the advertisement. The Chichibu Poppy Festival “Poppies in the Sky” has not only be cancelled,Read 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 →