jogenji Saitama city kawazu x weeping plum

The scene of kawazu cherry beside weeping plum blossoms, the two shades of pink side by side, is absolutely breathtaking. It was an absolute delight to find this kawazu cherry blossoms x weeping plum blossom spot in the heart of Saitama, thanks to a chance encounter while I was walkingRead More →

Saitama Prefecture Flower and Greenery Promotion Center

Plum Blossom Grove in Kawaguchi ~ Despite its closeness to Tokyo and urban feel, Kawaguchi has several greenery and flower centers, including the Saitama Prefecture Flower and Greenery Promotion Center. There are parts of the center that are open all year round, but the plum blossom grove only opens aRead More →

Nagatoro Plum blossoms x wintersweet on the side of Mt Hodo at the winter flower story event with plum blossom festival

Since 2021 Nagatoro have merged their two winter flower festivals – wintersweet and plum blossoms, both of which grow on the side of 497 meter high Mt Hodo – into one event they call the Nagatoro Winter Flower Story. But the period for both is a little different, except forRead 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 →

light pink and white plum blossoms at Honjo Park Northern Saitama one of 10 key places for plum blossoms in Saitama Prefecture

Looking for somewhere to view Plum Blossoms in Saitama Prefecture? We’ve got you covered with 10 of the best places to see plum blossoms. Also, we have plum blossoms that bloom from as early as mid January until as late as late March in this selection. Plum Blossoms in SaitamaRead More →

Honjo Park Plum blossoms

Honjo is quite far from us so its a city I didn’t visit much when the kids were very small. However, since all four of my kids started elementary school last year, I’ve been several times. And I will keep going back, as there is quite a lot to discoverRead More →

Chichibu Muse Park Plum Blossom Festival

The plum blossom grove at Chichibu Muse Park is particularly beautiful. There is something about it and Shinrin Park’s plum blossom grove that sets them apart from the other “bairin”, plum blossom groves, in Saitama Prefecture. Possibly, the clever design that makes them more picture perfect than others. And inRead More →