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 →

Nestled in the lush woods near the top of the 291 meter high Sengenyama, is the entrance to Saitama’s longest roller slide. The roller slide in Miharashi no Oka Park in the washi paper making town of Ogawa is 203 meters long. Moreover, if you can manage to slow yourselfRead More →

shibazakura saitama

Hitsujiyama Park Shibazakura Chichibu – The renowned Shibazakura or Moss Phlox of Chichibu’s Hitsujiyama Park come into bloom annually in April and last until early May. In 2020 the Shibazakura festival was cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Initially the park planned to stay open for people to admire the scenery. However,Read More →

Tove Jansson Akebono children's forest moomin valley park with puisto in the background

Night light up and general information for Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest (formerly called Moomin Valley)… Nicknamed “Moomin House” the quirky building pictured below is one of three buildings (and a cafe added in 2018) in this free, unique and imaginative theme park for children in Hanno City; Tove Jansson AkebonoRead More →