Hitsujiyama Park Shibazakura Hill

From mid-April until early May each year Shibazakura Hill in Hitsujiyama Park in Chichibu turns a sea of…

Chichibu Ondo Dance Festival

The Chichibu Ondo Dance Festival (秩父音頭まつり) is held on the 14 August every year and sees approximately 70…

Chichibu Yomatsuri

One of Japan’s greatest hikiyama (float) festivals, the Chichibu Yomatsuri is held 2-3 December every year and attracts…

Animelo Summer Live

The world’s biggest anime song festival. “Animelo” performers are singers who specialize in singing and voicing anime games,…

Kitain Temple

Temple rebuilt from the only surviving remains of Edo Castle famous also for its 538 statues of the Rakan, disciples of the Buddha.

Honmaru Goten of Kawagoe Castle

The only surviving structure of Kawagoe Castle, once a key strategic defense points for Edo.

Kashiya Yokocho

“Penny Candy Alley” is a street lined with about 20 shops selling traditional Japanese sweets and candy. Kawagoe is known for its sweet potatoes which are cut into sticks, fried, and salted.

Kawagoe Kurazukuri Museum

Housed in one of the warehouses, this small museum displays the tools used by the merchants and provides a glimpse into life in Kawagoe during the Edo period. Limited amount to see inside, but worth stopping in at as you wander down the street.

Toki no Kane Bell Tower

Toki no Kane Bell Tower is one of the most prominent structures in the warehouse district. It rings four times a day at 6am, noon, 3pm, and 6pm.

Kawagoe Festival

The Kawagoe Matsuri is held over 2-days every year on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday of October. What…

Manjushage Matsuri

Manjushage is a deep red flower known as “Red Spider Lily” or “Red Magic Lily” and fields of…

Omiya Bonsai Village

Omiya Bonsai Village (大宮盆栽村, Ōmiya Bonsaimura) is a small bonsai nursery precinct in Bonsaicho in Saitama started by…