tokorozawa sakura town opening in July 2020 insaitama

Sakura Town Shin Tokorozawa is part of the Cool Japan Forest Project, an initiative between Kadokawa Corporation and Tokorozawa city. The development includes a library museum and bookshelf theater, an atypical shrine and anime hotel to name but three of the cool attractions. And next door in the Higashi TokorozawaRead More →

Kadokawa Musashino Museum

The Bookshelf theater is an eight meter bookshelf with 50,000 books. It has been referred to as a “forest of books”. The theater is in the Kadokawa Musashino Museum. It is the pièce de résistance of the beautifully designed book and culture museum in Sakura Town. Part of the museum opened onRead More →

Yokai Pandemonium

Yokai Pandemonium exhibition at Kadokawa Musashino Museum in the Tokorozawa Sakura Town. Yokai Pandemonium Exhibition Yokai Pandemonium is the second exhibition in the grand gallery of the Kadokawa Musashino Museum. The first was “Kengo Kuma: The Birth of an Art Space Connected to Nature – Transcendent Architecture in Stone andRead More →

EJ Anime Hotel

EJ Anime Hotel is opening within the “cool Japan”  Sakura Town Shin Tokorozawa in Autumn of this year, 2020. The Sakura Town is a project by the Kadokawa Corporation- one of the largest publishing companies in Japan – and Tokorozawa city. Apart from books, mooks, magazines and manga, Kadokawa alsoRead More →

Kadokawa Restaurant Tokorozawa

Kadokawa Restaurant is just one of  several restaurants and eateries opening in the Sakura Town Shin Tokorozawa over the coming months. Kadokawa Corporation are  one of the largest publishing companies in Japan and are known in particular for their manga magazines. However, in this particular restaurant they are not aRead More →

Kadokawa Culture Museum Tokorozawa

Part of the Kadokawa Musashino Museum opened at the Tokorozawa Sakura Town yesterday Saturday August 1st 2020. Initial reviews are excellent. I was supposed to go to the pre-opening myself, but due to the Coronavirus outbreak I opted out. For now, just sharing information until such time that I canRead More →

Kengo Kuma exhibition

Kengo Kuma exhibition at Kadokawa Musashino Museum. Kengo Kuma Exhibition For the opening of the Kadokawa Musashino Museum there will be a Kengo Kuma exhibtion in the grand gallery on the 1st floor. Kengo Kuma is the architect behind the impressive “rock on water” museum design. He is also renownedRead More →

Kona's Coffee

A new branch of Kona’s Coffee Hawaiian Pancake House opened this month in Kazo City. There is a whole new development in the area where it opened: around Viva Home in the Shimotakayanagi area of Kazo. Kona’s Coffee is a Hawaiian style pancake and coffee house restaurant with branches allRead More →