Kasukabe wisteria festival saitama Prefecture near Tokyo

Kasukabe City is probably best known as being the home of the fictional anime character Crayon Shinchan. However, wisteria lovers will also know it to be the home of the famous wisteria of Ushijima (Tokaen). Apart from Tokaen though, Kasukabe has a wisteria street “Kasukabe Fuji Doori”, where they haveRead More →

Shiraoka Shibayamanuma Shibayama marsh carp streamers called Koinobori in Japanese

Each year during Golden Week you can see about 100 carp streamers flying over Shibayama Marsh in Shiraoka City. They are hung annually in honor of Children’s Day, which falls on May 5th annually. It is a project carried out every year by the city’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry.Read More →

Warabi wisteria

The Nakasendo “Naegi Ichi” was known as the “Hina-Ichi” (Hina Doll Market) for many years, mainly selling hina dolls, and it was held on the 1st of April. However, they changed it to a “Naegi Ichi”, which is a seedling market, to encourage citizens to plant flowers and trees. Moreover,Read More →

Resona Koedo Terrace at the former bank

If you’ve ever been in Kawagoe warehouse district before, no doubt you’ll have noticed the large European looking building among all the old Edo buildings. If you’ve been in the last year, you may have been curious as to why it was behind hoarding. Well, it is because the buildingRead More →