CESS ~ The centre for Environmental Science in Saitama, or the much more manageable “CESS” for short, is a unique museum in Kazo City, Saitama. It was designed to create awareness and educate about the environment. Particularly, it focuses on the impact of our lifestyles on the ecology and ideas
Water hyacinth, Doyono Furusato Otone Roadside Station, Kazo City, Saitama, Japan. There are several different type of flowers that bloom annually in summer. One of the rarer ones, in Japan, is water hyacinth which is an aquatic plant native to South America. Supposedly they came to Japan in the Meiji
The Hanasaki Summer Pools, aka water or aqua park, are as family and child friendly as the park they are in: Kazo Hanasaki Park. Hanasaki Aqua park is one of the three remaining prefectural pools. Unfortunately, the main Saitama Prefectural Pool in Ageo closed permanently in 2021. The pools in
Rice Field Art, Ancient Lotus, Water lilies, Wintersweet, Plum Blossoms, Cherry Blossoms, Observation Tower, Nature Hall, Winter Illumination and Park (with small playground) at Kodai Hasu no Sato in Gyoda City. Also a popular spot to witness the first sunrise of the year. Kodai Hasu no Sato Kodai Hasu no
There will be no Odako Fireworks Kasukabe in 2021. They were also cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus. The fireworks are quite small with just (approximately) 320 starmines and 50 smaller fireworks. They are launched annually as the finale to the traditional summer festival that starts around 3.30 pm.