Entries Tagged as 'Chichibu'

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

Reading time: About 4 minutes

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, 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 [...]