Floral water basin

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.Read More →

Hydrangea Okegawa

Riverside hydrangea, Okegawa. Sometimes it pays to get lost. I was attempting to go to one of the three safflower fields in Okegawa today. The safflower where nowhere in sight and I thought that both I and Google had remembered the place incorrectly. So I opted to abandon Google mapsRead More →

Suzumegawa sabo dam tokigawa

Five year old really wanted to play in some water today. However, most of the water play areas in parks are closed on account of the Coronavirus. It was a blessing in disguise, because instead we went to a Suzumegawa Sabo Dam park with a natural river. My favorite kind!Read More →

kisai hydrangea festival

The 16th annual Kisai Hydrangea Festival along The Way of the Wisteria and Hydrangea in Kazo was scheduled for the month of June 2020 with the main event on June 14th. However, the viewing period and the main event have been cancelled because of the Coronavirus outbreak.   Kisai HydrangeaRead More →

Hydrangea festival From the Satte City Tourism Association official website

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 rapeseedRead More →

Kinsenji Ranzan Things to do in Saitama in June Hydrangea Temple (4) Rainy Season

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 visitorsRead More →