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 →

Fuppu Nijimasu Fishing ponds Yorii

Fish your own lunch at Fuppu Nijimasu Fishing Ponds! Fuppu is the name of the area in Yorii. Nijimasu is the Japanese for Rainbow Trout. Fuppu Nijimasu fishing ponds is a type of fishing restaurant cum fishing center. You can fish for rainbow trout for consumption. You can either eatRead More →

Yorii Tamayodo Tengu Fireworks and Festival – spectacular setting of lantern floats with the magnificent backdrop of fireworks in this traditional festival that attracts about 70,000 people. There are about 5000 fireworks launched including the Niagara type and starmines.  You can buy festival type food and drinks as there areRead More →

Yorii Hojo Festival

Yorii Hojo Festival The 59th annual Hojo Festival in Yorii was scheduled to take place on May 10th 2020 between 9 am and 3 pm. However, due to the novel Coronavirus Covid-19 the Yorii Hojo Festival 2020 has been cancelled.  The festival is celebrated each year in remembrance of theRead More →

The Saitama Museum of Rivers have been celebrating Halloween in recent years. This year they have a Halloween programme for the week leading up to Halloween, with the main events on Saturday October 26th and Sunday October 27th. For people who come to the Saitama Museum of Rivers in costumeRead 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 →

Yorii Little Prince

Yorii Little Prince Parking area, Kanetsu Expressway, Japan. Jump to “Driving in Japan” information. From yesterday’s very Japanese parking area in Hanyu to today’s quintessentially not Japanese parking area in Yorii. Yorii Little Prince parking area may not be a timeslip like Onihei Edo Dokoro parking area in Hanyu, butRead More →

Japan's largest water mill, waku waku land and attractions at Saitama Museum of rivers in Yorii Saitama Prefecture

Saitama Museum of Rivers is located in Yorii town. It is home to the largest water mill in Japan. It has a number of facilities available under the general admission price including their main educational hall where children can learn about rivers in general as well as river dams, transport, trivia,Read More →

WRITTEN IN 2013, but the places are the same year on year. Saitama Prefecture Day or Saitama Prefectural day, kenmin no hi in Japanese, is on the 14th of November each year. Many venues and locations offer free entry to their attractions on this day.  You can also get specialRead More →