Herbal House, Shabby Chic Open House and Garden, Yoshimi, Saitama★500 yen entry fee which includes a herbal tea and small slice of cake Herbal House in Yoshimi has been described on Instagram as “relaxing”, “other worldly” and “like something from a Ghibli movie”. Google Maps reviews consolidates the high praise
The former Shimozato (Shimosato) Elementary School in Ogawa Town, also known as the Ashigaoka School from the anime Non Non Biyori. A popular spot for cherry blossoms and one of the few places you can see sunflowers in the month of June. Shimozato Elementary School is a historic building and
Cafe Puisto in Tove Jansson’s Akebono Children’s Forest Park, aka the original Moomin Valley. However, since Metsa Village and Moominvalley park opened it is no longer referred to as Moomin Valley. But there are some of us to whom this will always be Moomin Valley! The Original Moomin Valley Once
This is the third part of a four part series about the rather unusual and entertaining Santome Village (Santome Community) in Miyoshi Town, Saitama. It is also referred to as Konjaku Mura. In this segment, I introduce the Kunugi no Mori Environmental School and what Ishizaka has called an “Amusement
Santome Group Environmental and Educational Factory Tour (Plant tour) After 8.5 years of touring the many attractions of Saitama prefecture, it is always refreshing to find something different that engages all the family. I previously wrote how the Santome village was our favourite find of 2017 for just that reason.