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 →

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 →

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 →