Australia Fair at the Saitama Children's zoo. Saitama with kids

Australia Fair at the Children’S Animal Nature Park in Saitama, most commonly called the Saitama Children’s Zoo. Australia fair The Australian animal fair is being held on Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th between the hours of 10.30 am and 4 pm. The event space is close to theRead More →

Stunning leaves at Monomiyama Park

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 →

Shoboji's Legendary Gingko Tree

Shoboji’s Legendary Gingko Tree at Shoboji Temple, Iwadono, Higashimatsuyama ( previously Hatoyama) Previously I wrote about a summer drive we took in the Hatoyama and Higashimatsuyama area where I saw the most impressive gingko tree I’ve ever seen.  Last Autumn we revisited the area to witness the famed Autumn colours inRead More →

Higashimatsuyama Fireworks

For the second year in a row, the Higashimatsuyama Fireworks have been cancelled on account of the pandemic. There will be no firework displays in Higashimatsuyama city in 2021. Higashimatsuyama Fireworks 2020 The 2020 Higashimatsuyama fireworks have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus Outbreak. The 2020 Higashimatsuyama summer festival hasRead More →