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A Round Trip to Saitama Prefecture’s Gyoda for a Visit to Ravishing Ancient Lotuses, Tumulus Clusters and the Historic Castle in One Day!Read Later
It is only a 1-hour train ride from Tokyo’s Ueno Station on the Takasaki Line (JR East) to Saitama Prefecture’s Gyoda, where ancient lotuses are in full bloom! Besides, there are Saitama Kofun (tumuli, ancient burial mounds) Park and Oshi Castle, which are rarely seen in other cities in Japan. Here is an account of my one-day round trip to Gyoda and I hope it could be helpful to you.
In Saitama Prefecture, there is Tove Jansson Akebono Children's Forest Park. Scattered throughout the park are places where the spirit of Tove Jansson lives on. A fairy-tale writer from Northern Europe, she created the world-famous Moomin character. This park is full of cute buildings and natural spaces for visitors to enjoy.
A total of 48 groups of performers, including “The Flying Dutchman,” “China Acrobatic Art Troupe,” and Tokyo-accredited “Heaven Artists,” will ring in the new year at Saitama Shintoshin with their carefully-polished performances.
Saitama – Kawagoe MatsuriRead Later
The official name of Kawagoe Matsuri is “Kawagoe Hikawa Matsuri,” and it has a long history of over 360 years. It is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. During the festival, spectacular floats that carry elaborate dolls parade through the streets. The daytime is a great chance to see the ornate detailing on each float up close. At night, enjoy the fantastical atmosphere while watching the floats illuminated with colorful lights.
Railway MuseumRead Later
The Railway Museum was built to commemorate the 20th anniversary of JR East (East Japan Railway Company).
The Railway Museum preserves the heritage and materials of railways from both Japan and overseas. It also houses materials from the National Railway Reform and the inception of JR East. Anyone can enjoy what the Railway Museum has to offer, from people with no particular interest in trains to huge fans!
Although the Chichibu Area hosts a wide variety of festivals throughout the year, the finale of those, the Teppou Matsuri at Iida Hachiman Shrine, is held at the end of the year.
A day return trip to view beautiful “Annabelle hydrangeas” at Gongendo Park·Satte city of Saitama Prefecture.Read Later
From Tokyo · Asakusa Station and take Tobu Skytree Line about 50 minutes will lead you to “Gongendo Park” at Satte city of Saitama Prefecture, where is famous for it's seasonal flowers.
A day trip to visit “Orange natural carpet” made by California poppies at Saimata · Nagatoro!Read Later
Take Chichibu Railway from Minano Station (departs at 12:09 or 12:59), to Nagatoro Station (arrives at 12:17 or 13:08). After arrived...