Okegawa Gion Festival

The Okegawa Gion Festival has been celebrated for the last 280 years. Okegawa city is not a particularly famous or popular city in contemporary society, but once upon a time it was a key commercial hub along the Nakasendo Path. The Nakasendo Road was like a highway that connected KyotoRead More →

Safflower in Okegawa 2021

The “Benibana” Safflower Festival of Okegawa for 2021 was scheduled for Saturday June 19th and Sunday June 20th. However, the event has been cancelled in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. The event was also cancelled in 2020. Moreover, in 2020 they didn’t even grow the safflowers. IRead More →

easter event saitama easter okegawa

Easter Okegawa – Benibana Walk in Okegawa have three easter events on during the month of April. The dates are Saturday April 13th, Saturday April 20th and Easter Sunday, April 21st. Easter Quiz Rally April 13th The first event, on Saturday April 13th, is an Easter quiz rally. It isRead More →

Santa in Saitama Santa Kuki Santa Kawagoe Santa Okegawa Santa Koshigaya Warabi Santa

Santa Okegawa – This year Toys-r-us are an official partner of santa. You can meet and greet Santa in the Toysrus in Okegawa on Sunday December 2nd at five different time slots. He visits for 30 minutes at each time slot. This is a free event. Bring your own camera! SantaRead More →

Shiroyama Park

We’ve been hanging out in Shiroyama park quite a lot recently. Thanks to the Family Walker magazine featuring the new piece of playground equipment (the red and white pirate ship pictured below) and suggesting it as a hanami location. We had visited a few times in the past, but it didn’t make that much ofRead More →