Umezono shrine Ogose

With plum blossom season on the horizon, tonight’s choice of long overdue draft posts for publication is the beautiful Umezono shrine in Ogose. Not only is the shrine in the vicinity of the famed plum blossoms, it is the origin of them. The beauty of Umezono Shrine is in itsRead More →

Umerin and Mini SL at Ogose Bairin best flowers 2019 plum blossoms ume

Information for the Ogose Plum Blossom Festival and Ogose Bairin (plum blossom grove). Ogose Bairin is one of three big plum blossom forests in the Kanto area. Furthermore, it is a just one of six designated Places of Beauty of Saitama Prefecture. Bairin 梅林 is the Japanese for a plumRead More →

Late-blooming cherry blossoms called yaezakura, in Moroyama town in the Iruma District of Saitama Prefecture

Information for the late-blooming cherry blossoms at Moroyama Park AND annual events at the park, including the Moroyama Industry Festival. In 2023, the Moroyama Industry Festival will be held for the first time in four years. But first, information about yaezakura cherry blossoms and Moroyama park… Late-blooming cherry blossoms, akaRead More →

strawberry picking at Barrier Free Ichigo no Sato Farm Moroyama

Information for the all year round strawberry cafe, Strawberry Garden, and the seasonal – famous barrier free sightseeing – strawberry picking farm, Ichigo no Sato, in Moroyama town, Saitama (near Tokyo) Japan. Ichigo no Sato is one of the most famous strawberry picking farms in the Kanto plain. Moreover, itRead More →