See a Field of Bright Red Poppy Flowers at a Farm Near Tokyo This Spring 2018!

Not everyone is lucky enough to see the cherry blossoms in Japan as its flowering season is quite fast and the forecast is sometimes a little off. At the end of April and during the first week of May, you can only spot sakura in the farther northern regions of the country, particularly in Hokkaido.…

Check Out This Amazing Moomin Park in Saitama!

In the middle of Saitama Prefecture lies a park that is based on Moomintroll, a beloved cartoon character in Japan. Moomintroll is the main character in the books by Finnish author Tove Jansson. The story has been adapted into an anime series in Japan and has gained popularity ever since, with several cafes, theme parks,…

5 Interesting Things to Do in Chichibu City, Saitama Just an Hour Away From Tokyo

About an hour away via train to the north of Tokyo is Saitama Prefecture. In this prefecture lies Chichibu, a city amidst the beauty of nature. The lush mountains that surround the town contribute to its peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. It was only recently that Chichibu started to actively promote itself as a tourist destination.…

Have an Extraordinary Stargazing Experience at This Observatory in Saitama!

Have you ever wanted to visit an observatory in Japan to see the stars but wondered about finding a suitable accommodation to spend the night in? Or do you want to do more than stargazing but have no idea what other activities you can engage in? If you are keen on sleeping under the stars…

Admire a Rare National Treasure Found Within the Ancient Tombs of Saitama, Japan

As you can probably tell from my other article, my fascination with kofun (古墳) has taken me all over Japan in search of the next 1,500-year-old ancient tomb to admire. The search for kofun can sometimes be a mini adventure which leads me to unpopulated forest areas or remote mountaintops. In contrast, kofun can also…

Watch as Japan Turns Red at the Red Spider Lily Festival in Saitama This Summer

Japan is home for literally hundreds of floral festivals you could possibly imagine. The Japanese people adore flowers. Summer in the country, which usually starts in June and continues until mid to late September, is the time to witness more colorful flowers. There is a lily variety called the “red spider lily” which blooms in…

Feeling Adventurous? Skydive and See What Tokyo Has to Offer From Up Above!

When we travel, we always tend to look up to skyscrapers, mountains, and huge natural or man-made attractions. However, instead of looking up, have you ever tried considering looking down on some of the amazing tourist icons that can be seen in Japan? If you have the courage to jump from 12,500 feet, gear up…

This Japanese Store Delivers Tiramisu that Melts in Your Mouth to Your Door!

Have you ever had a tiramisu that literally melts upon contact with your tongue? If you are a sucker for sweet things like I am, I highly recommend trying the tiramisu from Aquila! Aquila Store Aquila is a tiramisu speciality store located in Urawa (浦和) in Saitama (埼玉). The owner is a former Italian chef…

Quiet, Beautiful and Close to Tokyo? Discover the Best Place to Live in Japan!

Living in Japan is something many people dream of doing one day. Everyone has their own reason, whether that’s wanting to experience Japan’s culture or fulfilling their dream of studying or working in the country. Many people consider living in Tokyo, the capital of the country due to its easy access to popular tourist spots,…
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Trick Your Friends with 5 Sweet Surprises From This Restaurant in Saitama!

Are you looking for a Japanese restaurant that is a little bit unusual? How about something that looks like one kind of food but turns out to be something completely different? Look no further than this quirky restaurant, where the meals aren’t quite what they seem! Unusual Food If you were to visit Baigetsudo (菓子工房…
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