Poster for the 2022 to 2023 Toda Illumin nation display

The Toda City Illumination event “Toda Illumi” is relatively new, it only started in 2019. (There are also other illumination events in Toda City which have been around for longer). The city aim to make illumination synonymous with winter in Toda. According to Toda City, this year’s winter illumination willRead More →

Omiya East Festival

The Tatara festival is the largest annual festival in Kawaguchi with over 160 stalls and approximately 150,000 people attending. In 2019 three major changes were made to the festival. They are outlined below. At the time of announcing the 2019 changes, the organizers stated there will be no Tatara FestivalRead More →

A photo of blurred lights for the 2022 - 2023 Kawaguchi Illumination display event

Kawaguchi Illumination かわぐち光のファンタジー 2022 / 2023. Kawaguchi city are planning their annual illumination again for the 2022 / 2023 winter season. On the first night of the event they will have a switch on event, which in 2022 is Friday December 2nd. On that night the illumination is turned on,Read More →

Kawaguchi Skip City Visual Museum

Kawaguchi, Saitama.  A national holiday that falls on a Saturday usually equates full car parking lots, queues for entry, crowds and general pandemonium. So when we arrived at Skip City without encountering a traffic jam, secured a parking spot in a half empty parking lot, with no entry queues norRead More →