Entries Tagged as 'Saitama'

月曜日, 5月 20th, 2013

Walking Tour ~ Saitama Prefecture: Kounosu, Gyoda, Yoshimi Part2

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Walking Tour ~ Saitama Prefecture: Kounosu, Gyoda, Yoshimi Part2

Next, I headed to Kounosu Flower Center, one of Japan’s top class producers of flowers, with many horticultural famers scattered across the Center.

Here at the Flower Center, flowers gathered from not only within the city but also from all over Japan for wholesale. There are spaces for tours, allowing visitors to see what kind of [...]

木曜日, 5月 9th, 2013

Walking Tour ~ Saitama Prefecture: Kounosu, Gyoda, Yoshimi Part1

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Walking Tour ~ Saitama Prefecture: Kounosu, Gyoda, Yoshimi Part1

Taking a stroll in a place where there are stores with tradition. This time, we take you to Kounosu-shi, a city famous for its flowers and doll production, and two others, Gyoda-shi and Yoshimi-shi, which display Japanese history with ancient tombs and remains.
Kounosu-si, found in the center of Eastern Saitama at the North end of [...]

金曜日, 2月 1st, 2013

Guide to Chichibu and Nagatoro Part 2

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Guide to Chichibu and Nagatoro Part 2

The Paleo Express is a steam train which used to run across the north-east of Japan and was reintroduced 25 years ago. This is the closest place from Tokyo in order to experience the steam train and is the only train of its kind running in the 21st century. It was named after the dinosaur [...]

木曜日, 1月 31st, 2013

Guide to Chichibu and Nagatoro

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Guide to Chichibu and Nagatoro

How many of you have felt like taking a stroll in a town filled with Japanese traditions? This is a guide to Chichibu in Saitama, abundant in nature and history. Chichibu and Nagatoro are both located in the north-western area of Saitama and there are many mountains and rivers, as well as historic buildings such [...]

水曜日, 1月 23rd, 2013

Otakonkatsu: Masked Ball “We may wear masks but nothing matters as long as we love each other.”

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Otakonkatsu: Masked Ball “We may wear masks but nothing matters as long as we love each other.”

Akihabara might be considered the holy ground of anime but there is also another sacred place – Washimiya in Saitama prefecture.

It’s the location for the popular anime series Lucky Star and there is a movement within the whole town to promote this anime. You can catch sight of posters and photos taken from the anime [...]

金曜日, 2月 3rd, 2012

Omiya Ogawa Studio

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Omiya Ogawa Studio

We went to observe the Ogawa Studio that is the general party goods place that can be said to be the most famous in the world. This time Hara Yagi answered to our interview. And we were also able to observe inside of the factory.

Founded in Meiji 38th year as a rubber factory. At [...]

火曜日, 1月 31st, 2012

Omiya Walking Guide

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Omiya Walking Guide

Today’s walking guide is in Omiya, Saitama. I walked from Toro station to Omiya station. There are many museums that are loved by core fans in Omiya. Today, I visited one of the museums, Omiya Bonsai Art Museum.

Bonsai, which is a traditional culture and a symbol of Japanese beauty, is one of Saitama’s designated traditional [...]

水曜日, 7月 14th, 2010

Florets of spring blossom in my heart!

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Florets of spring blossom in my heart!

Flower and leaf viewing are activities so common as part of daily life in Japan. From the yearly Sakura Festival on which every television station seizes for news to the golden Ginkgo leaves and the scarlet-tinged maple leaves, Japan’s myriad natural scenery not only wins travelers’ hearts over, but also is a precious gift to [...]

金曜日, 6月 25th, 2010

Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel (MAOUDC)

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Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel (MAOUDC)

The other day, I went to the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, and would like to write about what I saw.
I had actually made a reservation one week ago, but because of the rain, the discharge channel was being put to use, and I had to go at a later time.

Changing to the Tobunoda [...]