Water lilies at Iwatsuki Castle Park

According to the Saitama City Tourism Facebook page, the water lilies at Iwatsuki Castle Park are already blooming. The striking red bridge, “Yatsu” bridge, that the park is famed for, creates a beautiful backdrop to the flowers. This park is also known for its cherry blossoms and cherry blossom festivalRead More →

Wading river maruyama park

Fourteen FREE (artificial) water play areas, plus two with a fee, that are open this Golden Week (2024) in Saitama Prefecture. Some of them will close after Golden Week and reopen in the summer, but there are at least ten on this list that will remain open now until Autumn.Read More →

Honjo Park Plum blossoms

Honjo is quite far from us so its a city I didn’t visit much when the kids were very small. However, since all four of my kids started elementary school last year, I’ve been several times. And I will keep going back, as there is quite a lot to discoverRead More →

seseragi iris garden yamazaki park fujimi city

Information for the seasonal blooms in Fujimi City’s Yamazaki Park – Kawazuzakura and plum blossoms in early spring, the Seseragi Iris garden and crepe myrtle in summer. Yamazaki Park Yamazaki Park is a small park within a residential area of Fujimi City. It also goes by the name of SeseragiRead More →

Iroha Shinsui Water Park koinobori in Shiki City, Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo

Iroha water park (Iroha Shinsui Park) is located along the Shingashi River in Shiki City, Saitama Prefecture. There are sections of the park straddling either side of the river South of Iroha bridge. Apart from beautiful walkways and lanes, the Iroha Water Park area of Shiki has some significant pointsRead More →