Nogoji is Saitama’s most famous hydrangea temple. Even without the hydrangea in bloom the temple grounds are very picturesque. Unfortunately, since 2020 the precincts close to the public during the hydrangea period. In order to deter crowds. In 2022, for the third year in a row, the temple is off
Information for the severely underrated Fukaya Green Kingdom. There is such an obsession in Japan in spring to see the cherry blossoms, then the wisteria, the moss phlox, the azalea, the nemophila etc. Its all about one flower or bloom. But come May, its open garden season. And people turn
Seven hundred year old wisteria, a natural monument of Saitama Prefecture, in spring, and hydrangea – backdropped by Japan’s tallest three storied pagoda – in summer. At Aobaen, a cemetery in Saitama City, just North of Tokyo, Japan. In the most unlikely of places in Saitama City there are three
Seasonal blooms including daffodils, cherry blossoms, hydrangea, sunflowers and spider lilies at Gongendo Park, Satte, Saitama Gongendo Park Gongendo is a prefectural park located in Satte city in the North East of Saitama Prefecture. The park has three separate parts. Currently there is a number 1, 3 and 4 park.
Kawagoe 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