Monomiyama Park map with Azalea April 2018

Monomi Hill / Monomiyama Park in Higashimatsuyama in Autumn and Spring Monomiyama park The Monomiyama* Park is a hilltop park in the Iwadono area of Higashimatsuyama. The park was initially just a viewpoint. Higashimatsuyama city developed a park around it in recent years. Moreover, it is also part of aRead More →

A collage of some of things to see / do at Kodai Hasu no Sato in Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture

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 noRead More →

Nagatoro wintersweet

There used to be two separate flower festivals in Nagatoro in winter. However, since last year (2022) they have been merged into one event they call the Nagatoro Winter Flower Story. The flowers in question, or more accurately tree blossoms, are wintersweet (robai) and plum blossoms. Both of which growRead More →

shibazakura saitama

Hitsujiyama Park, Chichibu, Shibazakura finished for 2022 since May 1st The renowned Shibazakura or Moss Phlox of Chichibu’s Hitsujiyama Park come into bloom annually in April and last until early May. In 2020 not only was there no festival, you could not see the shibazakura at all. In 2021 there wasRead More →

heisei no mori rose tunnel saitama roses

Heisei no Mori – or Heiseinomori – is a park in West Saitama in a town that has recently become better known, due to its exit on the Ken-o Expressway.  Kawajima town, also referred to as Kawashima town,  is beside the cities of Sakado, Kawagoe,  Higashimatsuyama and Okegawa. The park hasRead More →