Hachimangu is one of several shrines in Kawagoe with a long rich history. It is a “ichinomiya” meaning it was the first shrine of the Hachimangu sect in Kawagoe. (There are older shrines, such as Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, in Kawagoe). Kawagoe Hachimangu was founded in 1030 A.D. by Minamoto Yorinobu.
Satte Hydrangea Festival in Gongendo Park, Satte, Saitama. The 2020 Hydrangea festival festival has been cancelled, but the park is open to the public. Gongendo Park Gongendo is a prefectural park in Satte, renowned for its seasonal flowers. The park is best known for its stunning cherry blossom and rapeseed
Hydrangea Temple Kinsenji, Ranzan. Kinsenji: the Hydrangea Temple Update: viewing not permitted in 2020. The hydrangea of Kinsenji Temple have created quite a name for themselves. Thanks to online videos, photos and posts, the otherwise unknown temple in bucolic Ranzan, has come into the spotlight. It is drawing more visitors