Water hyacinth Kazo

Each year in August thousands of water hyacinth bloom at a roadside station in Kazo City. Doyono Furusato Otone Roadside Station attracts thousands of visitors each year when the water hyacinth are in bloom. Water hyacinth is native to the tropics. Supposedly they came to Japan in the Meiji era.Read More →

Dinosaur Exhibition Sayama

“Exploring the dinosaur era from teeth” ~ A special exhibition, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Sayama City Museum. Exhibition Exploring the dinosaur era from teeth In conjunction with the Food and Agriculture Museum connected to the Tokyo University of Agriculture, Sayama City Museum’s summer exhibition will openRead More →

Nagatoro Green leaves light up

Nagatoro spring leaves light up 2021 – In Japan they have a word for new leaves on a tree 新緑 “Shinryoku” which literally translates as ‘new green’. It is often translated into ‘fresh green’ in English. It is not a word we use in Ireland and it doesn’t really conveyRead More →

Minoyama park hydrangea Chichibu gr

Hydrangea in the Minano area of Chichibu in 2021. The cherry blossoms in Minoyama Park, Chichibu, are one of Chichibu’s most famous scenes. It is nicknamed the Mount Yoshino of the kanto plain due to the 8000 blossoms atop the mountain. However, Minoyama Park also has some stunning hydrangea. AndRead More →

Nogoji Hydrangea in Saitama Prefecture Japan

To help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Nogoji will be closed to the public from May 29th to July 4th 2021. Please note, that there are several places throughout Saitama that have decided to close to the public this year. Always check with the official source for any lastRead More →

naked men festival

The Naked Men Festival, Kamikawa, Saitama. Naked Men Festival The naked men festival is on the 19th of November annually, in Kamikawa town, Saitama prefecture. And during the time the festival is on there is also a winter cherry blossom festival on a ten minute drive away. The cherry blossomsRead More →