Cockscomb shinrin park happy autumn festa

The plumed cockscomb, also known as Celosia, are a relatively recent addition to Shinrin Park. In the inaugral year they had about 50,000, but now there are approximately 500,000. They generally bloom the last week of August ( around August 23rd), and come into full bloom early September. Of courseRead More →

Hot air balloon shinrin park

Hot Air Balloon Shinrin Park – from August 10th to 12th Shinrin park have an hot air balloon ride event. It is even cheaper than the monthly one at Tokorozawa Aviation Park at just 1,500 yen per person. However, you have to apply in advance to be put in aRead More →

poppy picking shinrin park saitama with kids things to do in saitama in may

Poppy picking event in Musashi Kyuryo National Government park. Or Shinrin Park as it is most commonly called. They specify that they are charley poppies. If you’ve been in Japan any length of time, you probably already know that picking flowers in Japan is a big no no. And toRead More →

Horse riding poppy fields

Horse Riding Poppy Fields – The icelandic poppies are currently blooming in Shinrin Park at the moment. Each year Shinrin Park have a horse trekking event during the period that the poppies are in bloom. They also have horse trekking events at other times of the year. This year theRead More →

Happy Spring Festa Shinrin Park

Every year Shinrin Park host one of the longest “spring festivals”. They split it into two. The first part “Happy Spring Festival” just finished a couple a weeks ago on April 6th. And now part two “Happy Spring Festa” starts this weekend: on Saturday April 20th. It will run untilRead More →

Mini Post – Plum Blossoms Shinrin Park The plum blossoms are currently blooming at Shinrin Park in Namegawa. They are not quite 100% yet, but they still look very picturesque.  It is speculated they will be in full bloom over the coming week. There is currently (March 4th 2018) someRead More →

Halloween Events Saitama – Each year the number and quality of Halloween events is improving in the Saitama area. We’ve a way to go before we get to the level of Chiba or Kanagawa, but there is enough in the area for the kids to enjoy. **Halloween kicks off inRead 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 Night, Autumn Leaves and “Starlight” Winter Illumination. Shinrin ParkRead More →

Shinrin National Park in Namegawa have a Bonsai exhibition this month. From the 3rd until the 25th, you can view Bonsai trees in the Botanical gardens of the park. They also have a very special event for one day only, where you can pay to make your own Moss Jade bonsai. TheyRead More →

Treeing tree climbing in Saitama

Tree climbing in Saitama – “Treeing” is the term the Japanese have coined for the sport of climbing trees with ropes and harnesses.  This Autumn a few parks across Kanto are offering the experience with trained and experienced tree climbers from the Tree Master Climbing Academy. In Saitama, the national parkRead More →