tokorozawa sakura town opening in July 2020 insaitama

Sakura Town Shin Tokorozawa is part of the Cool Japan Forest Project, an initiative between Kadokawa Corporation and Tokorozawa city. The development includes a library museum, an atypical shrine and anime hotel to name but three of the cool attractions. The impressive resort was originally supposed to open on JulyRead More →

Tokorozawa festival

For the second year in a row the Tokorozawa Festival has been cancelled. In 2019 the festival was cancelled last minute on account of typhoon in Hagibis. In 2020 they cancelled the event early on in anticipation of a second or third wave of the Coronavirus outbreak. Official notification. TokorozawaRead More →

Tokorozawa sunflower

Tokorozawa Sunflower Field and Festival also known as the Mikajima Sunflower fields. The sunflower fields are located in the Sayama Hills area relatively near Kurosuke House where a life sized Totoro lives! Tokorozawa Sunflower Field and Festival The Tokorozawa sunflowers generally bloom from the Obon holiday period and through toRead More →

grape picking tokorozawa vineyard

Grape picking at Tokorozawa Vineyard annually from early August to mid September. There is rarely advance notice of when the season will begin. They will just post on their website when the grapes are ripe enough for picking. In 2020, there is a chance there will be changes in theRead More →

Hot air balloon ride tokorozawa aviation park

Where can I ride a hot air balloon near Tokyo? The Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park offers the general public the chance to ride in a barrier free hot air balloon at a very special price on fixed dates through the year. It is usually once a month, but during theRead More →

Kadokawa Musashino Museum

Kadokawa Musashino Museum is just one of the many offerings at the new Sakura Town Shin Tokorozawa. It is part of the Cool Japan Forest Project, an initiative between Kadokawa Corporation and Tokorozawa city. Kadokawa Corporation are  one of the largest publishing companies in Japan and are known in particularRead More →

Seibu Pools Shirakobato Park Festival

Seibu opened their water park on Saturday the 4th of July. As most other outdoor pools have been cancelled this year, there was a chance that the Seibuen pools would not open, but they only announced last minute that they would go ahead with the popular attraction this summer. ARead More →

Tokorozawa Lily Festival

The annual Tokorozawa Lily Festival in 2020. The dates have not yet been decided, but it generally takes place for the month of June. The 2020 lily festival has been cancelled. The festival is normally held in the Lily Garden of Tokorozawa, a popular place for lilies near Tokyo. AsRead More →

Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park Bustival Tokorozawa

Bustival – a contraction of bus festival – will be held at Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park on Sunday December 8th 2019. This is the second pop up of the annual festival, the first is at the earlier time of November 23rd in Heisei No Mori park in Kawajima Town. TokorozawaRead More →

Night Illumination Seibu 2019 2020

Night Illumination Seibu Amusement Park – Shining Forest Night Illumination at Seibu Amusement park from November 8th to April 5th. During the 2018/ 2019 period Seibu Yuuenchi’s night illumination made it into the top 5 spots for Kanto (Greater Tokyo Area) winter illumination. It had the previous year too. TheRead More →