Capybara Onsen at Saitama Children's zoo aka Saitama Children's Animal Nature Park

Information for the annual Capybara Onsen at the Saitama Children’s Zoo. The official start date for the 2021 – 22 capybara onsen is Tuesday November 16th. Where can I see capybara in a hot spring in Saitama? There are actually quite a few places around the Kanto plain that haveRead More →

New Year display at Higashimatsuyama Botanen with Japanese brolleys

Botanen Park in Higashimatsuyama is the largest peony garden in all of Japan. However, more than just a peony garden, it is also a small park with several things to offer: Botanen Park Introduction Winter flowers Spring and the Peony Festival Summer flowers Autumn colors Playground Barbecue Events Information BotanenRead More →

Pear picking Higashimatsuyama Saitama Japan 2020

Higashimatsuyama is famous for pear picking. There are about 20 tourist pear farms in Higashimatsuyama City, Saitama Prefecture. However, in 2021 due to the Coronavirus only eight of them will offer pear picking. Of those 8 one of the farms has two different orchards, hence the map below has 9Read More →

Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park

Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park, fruit and vegetable picking, food farming, farm product processing experiences and seasonal flowers. Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park The Higashimatsuyama Agriculture Park, or Higashimatsuyama Norin Park, re-opened on August 1st 2019 after a year of work and renovations. There was a lot of discourse about the changes, mainly negative,Read More →

The obseration tower of the peace museum of saitama at sunset

Peace Museum of Saitama, Iwadono area of Higashimatsuyama The Peace Museum of Saitama (埼玉県平和資料館 in Japanese) is set in the lush tranquil hills of Iwadono in Higashimatsuyama. The area of Iwadono is part of the vast 4,638 hectare “Prefectural Hiki Nature Park” . If you’ve ever been to the SaitamaRead More →

Cafe Pour Toi #cafehoppingsaitama #higashimatsuyama

Cafe Pour Toi, Higashimatsuyama Social Media is a great resource for finding cafes in Saitama that aren’t easily found elsewhere online. Cafe Pour Toi is a point in case. They don’t have a dedicated website, but instead use a Facebook page. A lot of cafes are using social media accountsRead More →