Houkou Ichijiku (Japanese fig) farm in Kawajima Town at Tobainuma Natural Park

Tobainuma Natural park is a small rural area in Kawajima Town. The Tobainuma Natural Park has an Ichijiku farm and a fishing park. Both very rural, so nothing fancy and limited services. Ichijiku is a type of Japanese fig. Kawajima Town is the largest producer of Ichijiku in Saitama Prefecture.Read More →

Kawajima illumination 2020

Kawajima Illumination 2020 The Kawajima Illumination used to be in Heisei no Mori Park. And it was absolutely stunning. Last year, 2019, they moved it to the town hall. And had a disco illumination indoors. To be perfectly honest, it was quite disappointing in comparison to previous years. And thisRead More →

Halloween drive-in theater Kawajima Ghostbusters

Halloween Drive-in Theater 2020. Its great to see small towns like Kawajima coming up with alternative ways to enjoy seasonal events in the face of the Coronavirus. Their 2020 Halloween event is very different to previous years, but sounds equally fun. Halloween Drive-in theater For 2020 they will have aRead More →

red spider lilies Kawajima Saitama Japan

Lycoris radiata in Kawajima Town. The lycoris of Kawajima popped up on Thursday, but its only today – Saturday September 19th – that some of them have come into bloom. It will be another couple of days before you can see the dramatic contrast of the red against the green.Read More →

Sunflowers kawajima

Sunflowers in Kawajima at the Shimoyatsubayashi flower field and Lotus Flowers in Heisei No MoriKawajima July 2020 Sunflowers bloom in Japan from as early as the end of June until as late as early September. In Saitama Prefecture, generally you can see sunflowers from mid July. Some places grow themRead More →

Children's festival heisei no mori park Kawajima rose festival

The 2nd Kawajima Spring Festival has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus Outbreak. Heisei no Mori park, home to Japan’s longest rose tunnel, is having their second ever spring festival on May 17th. It is modeled on the town’s old children’s day event, with lots of things for children toRead More →

Kawajima rose festival rose tunnel wading river

Kawajima Rose Festival – Heisei No Mori Park in Kawajima Town is home to the longest rose tunnel in Japan. It isn’t a huge park, but it is very nice for children. There is a really fun playground and in the summer there is a nice wading river. The roseRead More →

Honda Airport plane and nanohana canola flowers

Arakawa Tarouemon and Honda Airport ~ In the midst of Covid-19 there are few places that feel safe. Indoors is definitely off the table. And this past week we’ve learned that the numbers of people in parks and cherry blossom locations also pose a risk. Even if those type ofRead More →

Fishing with kids Kawajima town Saitama Japan

Fishing with kids – I’ll be perfectly honest; fishing is not my thing. But my kids love it. Normally my husband brings them, but I have been with them a couple of times. Including their last visit a couple of weeks ago. The kids were inched into a love ofRead More →

What to expect at a “dezome shiki” – an unique to Japan New Year Firefighters celebration with several elements including parades, demonstrations and traditional performances. Read More →