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 (with bookshelf theater), an atypical shrine and anime hotel to name but three of the cool attractions. And next door in the Higashi TokorozawaRead More →

Kadokawa Musashino Museum

The Bookshelf theater is an eight meter bookshelf with 50,000 books. It has been referred to as a “forest of books”. The theater is in the Kadokawa Musashino Museum. It is the pièce de résistance of the beautifully designed book and culture museum in Sakura Town. Part of the museum opened onRead More →

Yokai Pandemonium

Yokai Pandemonium exhibition at Kadokawa Musashino Museum in the Tokorozawa Sakura Town. Yokai Pandemonium Exhibition Yokai Pandemonium is the second exhibition in the grand gallery of the Kadokawa Musashino Museum. The first was “Kengo Kuma: The Birth of an Art Space Connected to Nature – Transcendent Architecture in Stone andRead More →

Da Vinci Store Tokorozawa Sakura Town

Da Vinci Store Da Vinci Store at Tokorozawa Sakura Town, Autumn 2020. The Da Vinci Store is located within the main building with BEC Gateway and the office spaces. It is on the 2nd floor which is actually at ground level. It is a ‘new type of bookshop’ of whichRead 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 →

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 →

EJ Anime Hotel is opening within the “cool Japan”  Sakura Town Shin Tokorozawa in Autumn of this year, 2020. The Sakura Town is a project by the Kadokawa Corporation- one of the largest publishing companies in Japan – and Tokorozawa city. Apart from books, mooks, magazines and manga, Kadokawa alsoRead More →

Musashino Jurin Cafe Sakura Town Higashi Tokorozawa Park

Musashino Jurin Cafe coming soon to Tokorozawa. Jurin means forest. The cafe is location in the Musashino Forest in the Higashi Tokorozawa Park. It is the park beside the new Sakura Town. Within the park, right beside the cafe, there is also the TeamLab Acorn Forest: Musashino Jurin Cafe TheRead 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! August 4th: still no update on whether the festival will go ahead this year. August 13th: it wouldRead 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. The start date of the 2020 season is Friday August 7th. ThereRead More →