Strawberry Candle Flower

Strawberry Candle flowers and Lotus Grass in Kawagoe Strawberry candle flowers aka Crimson Clover is now in bloom in Japan. In this post: some general information about May flowers and Strawberry Candle Flowers. And for those living in Kawagoe; an off the beaten path location to see them. It isRead More →

wisteria hanyu saitama

You only have to glance at Instagram to see that the wisteria season is in full swing in Saitama and all over Japan. For many, the emergence of the delicately hanging flowers make up for the end of sakura season. They are one of about a dozen ornamental flowers thatRead More →

Lupine at Shinrin Park

The Lupine flowers have started to bloom around Saitama Prefecture. You can see small displays of them in private gardens and occasionally public places such as parks or shrines. However, there is one location in Saitama where you can see a large display of Lupine (Lupines / Lupinus); Musashi KyuryoRead More →

flower picking Kawajima

Seasonal flowers at the Shimoyatsubayashi flower field where flower picking is allowed and free Flower picking Unlike in my home country, you can’t pick flowers in Japan unless you have permission to do so. Not even flowers growing on the side of the road. Like Singapore, Japan also frowns onRead More →

cherry blossoms and yellow flowers Omiya Hana no Oka Saitama City

Park in Saitama City with flowers every month of the year. The featured photo was updated with a photo taken on March 23rd 2021. As you can see, the cherry blossoms are currently nearing full bloom. You can see cherry blossoms with tulips and other flowers at this park. OmiyaRead More →

daffodils satte saitama

Daffodils in Gongendo Park, Saitama January 2021 Daffodils Saitama There are a few places renowned for their daffodils in Saitama, but I think Gongendo park is probably the best known of them all. It is one of the larger displays anyhow, with half a million daffodils grown in the parkRead More →

Yamabuki no Sato Ogose

The Yamabuki no Sato Historical Park: One of the few Yamabuki (yellow rose) flower spots, and the most famous for Kerria Japonica, in the Kanto plain. Yamabuki Yamabuki are a beautiful vivid yellow flower. The flower is often referred to as a yellow rose as the genus is in theRead More →

Ooka SHimin

Every November in Japan there are chrysanthemum festivals all around the country where you can see potted chrysanthemum displays. However, there are only a few places where you can actually see chrysanthemum flower beds. In Saitama anyway. One place you can see chrysanthemum growing in a manicured garden is theRead More →

off the beaten path scenery in Saitama Prefecture

In this time with Covid, off the beaten path scenery is increasingly in demand. To that end introducing one of several spots in Kawajima Town, Saitama Prefecture, that are completely off the tourist trail. The embankment near Tenjin bashi (Tenjin Bridge) in Kawajima Town, attracts photographers in both Autumn andRead More →

Dahlia at arakawa roadside station chichibu

The Chichibu area is known for its Dahlia. The Dahlia Garden at Mt Ryokami Fumoto Hana no Sato is one of the largest and most popular places to see Dahlia in Saitama. Mt Ryokami Dahlia Garden The Dahlia Garden at Mt Ryokami opens annually in Autumn. It generally opens fromRead More →