winter peony display at Higashimatsuyama Peony Garden in 2023

Information for the winter and spring peonies and other seasonal flowers and events at Botanen, Higashimatsuyama. However, the peony festival information was moved to its own post, as this post was too long with that information included! Botanen Park in Higashimatsuyama is was the largest peony garden in all ofRead More →

Sumiyoshi Sakura No sato 2020

Information for the Sumiyoshi Sakura no Sato すみよし桜の里 / Sumiyoshi Kawazuzakura すみよし河津桜 in Sakado. Sumiyoshi Sakura No Sato is a riverside embankment walk in Sakado City, Saitama, about an hour from Tokyo. Along the embankment there are early blooming cherry blossoms called Kawazuzakura. Kawazu Zakura are one of the earliestRead More →

Information for the Akamagawa Floating lantern night at Ishihara Mokkokan Cafe and Retro showroom in Kawagoe City. But first information about Mokkokan; Mokkokan Mokkokan is a small mall of eateries, a gallery “Ishihara Mokkokan”, workshops (/classes), a housing company and a small showroom of retro goods! It is near theRead More →

Saitama Sakura

This is an update of an older post about the Sakura in Saitama. For a sakura guide written specifically for 2021: Saitama Sakura 2021 Saitama Sakura – Saitama may not be particularly well known for our cherry blossoms, but we still have plenty of places to enjoy cherry blossoms, cherryRead More →