Jomine Park winter cherry blossoms

Jomine Park in the unassuming Kamikawa Town in the North of Saitama is one of Japan’s most famous winter cherry blossoms spots. Moreover, it is one of only a handful of places in Japan where you can see red maple leaves and cherry blossoms at the same time. Normally, theRead More →

Yorii Tamayodo Suitengu Festival

One of Saitama’s most spectacular summer festivals, the Yorii Tamayodo Suitengu festival (Suitenguusai) and fireworks need little introduction within Saitama. If you are looking for a unique, but traditional festival – one of the best Water Festivals in all of Japan – pin this! Despite the magnificence of this waterRead More →