hydrangea and Japan's tallest pagoda at Aobaen Saitama CIty

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 threeRead More →

Gongendo park sunflowers

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 four separate parts. Currently there is a number 1, 3 and 4Read More →

winter peony display at Higashimatsuyama Peony Garden in 2023

Information for the winter and spring peonies, peony festival and other seasonal flowers and events at Botanen, Higashimatsuyama. Botanen Park in Higashimatsuyama is the largest peony garden in all of Japan. However, more than just a peony garden, it is also a small park with several things to offer. InRead More →

Floral water basin at Kawagoe Hachimangu will still be there for the December 27th Kawagoe Farmer's market

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 from other sects, such as Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, in Kawagoe). Kawagoe Hachimangu was founded in 1030Read More →