Inomata

Inomata Hundred Light festival, or Inomata 108 lights, is one of 312 Important Intangible Folk Properties of Japan. It is held annually on the 15th of August in the Inomata area of Misato in the Kodama District of Saitama. It is the bon ceremony of the town with an approximateRead More →

Denjiro's Science Show

Denjiro ‘s fascinating science show in Koshigaya on January 11th 2021, rescheduled from May 15 2020. Many of you will be familiar with the genius scientist, Yonemura Denjiro, who appears on national TV frequently with his funny, wacky and fascinating science experiments. On January 11th 2021 there is a rareRead More →

Metsä Miyazawa lake Hemulin's playground Moomin Valley Park Metsa Hanno Saitama insaitama.com

Hanno Green Carnival at Metsa – a music and culture festival with live performances, workshops, food and activities. In previous years this festival was held at Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest formerly known as Moomin Valley. This is the first year its in the Finnish / Nordic living inspired Metsa.Read More →

alice tea party

The annual Halloween food event at Shikitei in Omiya is going ahead this year despite the Coronavirus. They are keeping the Alice in Wonderland theme from last year, but rather than the Alice Halloween buffet and Halloween dessert buffet of 2019, this year it is afternoon tea. (They will haveRead More →

kasukabe odako fireworks

There will be no Odako Fireworks Kasukabe in 2020. Approximately 320 starmines and 50 smaller fireworks are launched annually at the Odako Fireworks. (As in Odako of the famous kite festival in the same city). The fireworks are the finale to the traditional summer festival that starts around 3.30 pm.Read More →

Tsuchiuchi cacmping grounds and otaki ice festival chichibu

Tsuchiuchi Camping Grounds is deep in a valley in the former Otaki village in Chichibu. Pitched on the staggered sides of the ravine, the camp and cabin grounds are hugged by beautiful forest on all sides. Natural moss grows thick on craggy rock with fresh water rolling over forming beautifulRead More →

kisai hydrangea festival

The 16th annual Kisai Hydrangea Festival along The Way of the Wisteria and Hydrangea in Kazo was scheduled for the month of June 2020 with the main event on June 14th. However, the viewing period and the main event have been cancelled because of the Coronavirus outbreak.   Kisai HydrangeaRead More →

Kawajima rose festival rose tunnel wading river

Kawajima Rose Festival – Heisei No Mori Park in Kawajima Town is home to the longest rose tunnel in Japan. It isn’t a huge park, but it is very nice for children. There is a really fun playground and in the summer there is a nice wading river. The roseRead More →

Azalea Monomiyama Azalea festival

The 8th annual Azalea Festival in Monomiyama in Higashimatsuyama will not go ahead in 2020 due to the coronavirus. Official notification on the Higashimatsuyama city website.  The festival usually includes live dance and music performances in the center of thousands of beautiful azalea. There are 40,000 azalea in the park.Read More →

Saitama tulips

Saitama Tulips – Japan Travel ideas for April During this Coronavirus lock down period virtual travel is not the only booming trend, Japan travel planning is also on the increase. As people look forward to a life after Covid, they are thinking about all the places they want to travel.Read More →