Chichibu Muse Park is a sprawling recreational space in the hills of Ogano. It offers stunning views of the surrounding valleys and mountains, including Mt Buko. There are many sections to the park, offering both indoor and outdoor leisure / recreation facilities, and even accommodation. The park is suited toRead More →

Midori no mura festival

Midori No Mura Festival – On the last day of Golden Week 2019, on Monday May 6th, Midori No Mura are having their annual spring festival. They will have their koinobori flying for the festival and the preceding weeks. It is a particularly child friendly event. Midori No Mura isRead More →

Unusual komainu

Komainu The guardians of shrines, Komainu are usually referred to as lion-dogs in English. They are the guardian stone statues you see near the entrance to a shrine. One on either side of the walkway. One if male, one is female. Commonly one, believed to be the male one, hasRead More →