Lupine at Shinrin Park

The Lupine flowers have started to bloom around Saitama Prefecture. You can see small displays of them in private gardens and occasionally public places such as parks or shrines. However, there is one location in Saitama where you can see a large display of Lupine (Lupines / Lupinus); Musashi KyuryoRead More →

Shinrin Park Autumn Leaves Night Illumination sign over the central gate Autumn Leaves Shinrin

Shinrin Park Night Illumination – Every year, Shinrin park in Namegawa Town, Saitama, offer night illumination in the central gate area of the park. They are one of the first to start their night illumination. They have three different displays: Halloween illumination – Halloween Night in the Forest, Autumn LeafRead More →

Treeing Tree climbing saitama tokyo

Tree climbing in Saitama – “Treeing” is the term the Japanese have coined for the sport of climbing trees with ropes and harnesses.  In the Autumn of 2015, treeing came on my radar because one of my local parks started to offer it as a regular event. On further inspection quiteRead More →

Shinrin Park

Best of Saitama: the sprawling lush Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park, aka Shinrin Park: Latest information: in an effort to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, Shinrin Park will be temporarily closed from Saturday May 15th to Monday May 31st 2021. Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park West Gate Central GateRead More →