The Saitama Museum of Rivers have been celebrating Halloween in recent years. Last year they had a lovely Halloween program planned for the week leading up to Halloween, but typhoon Hagibis laid waste to their plans. This year they will celebrate on October 24th and 25th and again on theRead More →

Arakawa BBQ Kawasemigawara Yorii

Kawasemi-gawara is the name of a BBQ spot and free campsite by the Arakawa (Ara River) in Yorii, Saitama Prefecture. If you’ve ever been to the Saitama Museum of Rivers you will have seen it by the car park entrance to the river museum. You can also see it asRead More →

Yorii Summer Festival

Yorii Summer Festival, not to be confused with the much larger Tamayodo Suitenguusai Fireworks and Festival in August, is a mikoshi (portable shrine) festival. It attracts about 5000 local spectators. It is held annually in July. Generally it is held on the second Saturday and Sunday of the month. LikeRead More →