Fresa Yoshimi Illumination – Tentative information for 2021. This event did not go ahead in 2020 on account of the Coronavirus. Fresa Yoshimi Illumination The illumination in Fresa Yoshimi is a particularly child friendly winter lights display. It is also one of the longest running – it started in 2003.
Scarecrows and Cosmos Festival Yoshimi There are about eight million cosmos in about 8.3 hectares of flower fields in rural Yoshimi. Thankfully they are beside three landmarks which makes them easier to find (see access) and they have a large hot air balloon on the days of the festival for
The 100 caves of Yoshimi 2021 cherry blossom festival has been cancelled due to concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus Covid-19. The festival was tentatively scheduled for March 19th until April 11th. Normally, during the festival period the sakura trees are lit up at night between 5 and 9
Denjiro ‘s fascinating science show in Koshigaya on January 11th 2021, rescheduled from May 15 2020. Many of you will be familiar with the genius scientist, Yonemura Denjiro, who appears on national TV frequently with his funny, wacky and fascinating science experiments. On January 11th 2021 there is a rare
Hatchoko Park is the park around the eponymous Lake Hatcho in Yoshimi town in the Hiki District of Saitama. Lake Hatcho is a man-made lake in a natural woody hillside in the Prefectural Hiki Nature Park. Hatchoko Park In my personal opinion there is nothing exceptional about Hatchoko park. Don’t
Cherry blossoms and Rapeseed in Yoshimi Town, Hiki District, Saitama. 2021: the blossoms started to bloom March 22nd. There are several places you can see cherry blossoms and rapeseed in Saitama Prefecture, just north of Tokyo. Kumagaya and Gongendo Park in Satte are probably the most famous. And for good