Saitama Prefecture

Let’s Tour: Kawagoe City; Little Edo

Aug 31, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Located about 60 minutes by train northwest of central Tokyo is the city of Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture. Because of its location in the Greater Tokyo area, it’s mainly considered...[ Click to read more ]

Visit the JR East Railway Museum to See Japan’s History Move on Wheels of Steel

May 29, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

A good many visitors to Japan have been known to utter out loud, “there sure are a lot of trains in Japan!” …And they wouldn’t be wrong! We happen to...[ Click to read more ]

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World Bonsai Convention 2017

Mar 17, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

The first World Bonsai convention was held back in 1989 in Saitama, a city considered to be the home of Japanese bonsai. In the intervening duration it has been held every...[ Click to read more ]