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 →

Kengo Kuma exhibition

Kengo Kuma exhibition at Kadokawa Musashino Museum. Kengo Kuma Exhibition For the opening of the Kadokawa Musashino Museum there will be a Kengo Kuma exhibtion in the grand gallery on the 1st floor. Kengo Kuma is the architect behind the impressive “rock on water” museum design. He is also renownedRead 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 →

Kadokawa Restaurant Tokorozawa

Kadokawa Restaurant is just one of  several restaurants and eateries opening in the Sakura Town Shin Tokorozawa over the coming months. Kadokawa Corporation are  one of the largest publishing companies in Japan and are known in particular for their manga magazines. However, in this particular restaurant they are not aRead More →

Kadokawa Culture Museum Tokorozawa

Part of the Kadokawa Musashino Museum opened at the Tokorozawa Sakura Town yesterday Saturday August 1st 2020. Initial reviews are excellent. I was supposed to go to the pre-opening myself, but due to the Coronavirus outbreak I opted out. For now, just sharing information until such time that I canRead 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 →