kinchakuda hidaka saitama japan

The viewing of fireflies at Kinchakuda is one of the earliest firefly (hotaru in Japanese) events in Saitama that I know of. You can see them as early as the end of May, although its usually early June. With the weather the way it has been, this is one ofRead More →

red spider lily kinchakuda

Kinchakuda Red Spider Lily Festival 2021, Hidaka, Saitama Japan – They cancelled the 2020 festival on account of the Coronavirus outbreak. Moreover, on the 17th of September 2020 the city cut the spider lilies that had grown to prevent more people coming. It is too soon to tell what will happenRead More →

Koma Shrine Hidaka

In a regular year, the 1300 year old Koma Shrine has two different cherry blossom festivals. One is a celebration of the 300 year old Higanzakura on the grounds. The other a more typical “sakura matsuri”. But this is not a typical year. In 2021, it seems that Koma shrineRead More →