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The landscape of "Hitsujiyama park" where Moss Phlox blooms all over. From April to May, the hills are filled with pink and white flowers = Shutterstock

The landscape of "Hitsujiyama park" where Moss Phlox blooms all over. From April to May, the hills are filled with pink and white flowers = Shutterstock

Saitama Prefecture: ChiChibu, Nagatoro, Hitsujiyama Park, etc.

Saitama prefecture is located on the north side of Tokyo. Here are many parks and cities that you can easily visit from Tokyo. Recently popular is Kawagoe City where many old buildings of the Edo period are preserved.

Outline of Saitama

Map of Saitama

Map of Saitama

 

 

Chichibu

The art of ice in the Onouchi Valley in Saitama Prefecture during the harsh winter months = Shutterstock

The art of ice in the Onouchi Valley in Saitama Prefecture during the harsh winter months = Shutterstock

The icicles in Chichibu = Shutterstock 10
Photos: Icicles in Chichibu in the severe winter season

In the Chichibu Mountains, about 120 kilometers northwest of Tokyo, you can see spectacular icicles from mid-January to mid-February. In this area, the spring water seeping from the rock freezes. In addition, artificial icicles are also made. Chichibu is recommended along with Hakone and Kamakura as a day trip destination from ...

 

Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel

Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel in Saitama Prefecture = Shutterstock

Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel in Saitama Prefecture = Shutterstock

Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel in Saitama Prefecture = Shutterstock 1
Photos: Underground Temple -Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel

Do you know that there is a "temple" underground in Tokyo? To be precise, the official name of this "Temple" is Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel. It is located in Saitama Prefecture, adjacent to the north side of Tokyo. During heavy rains, this underground space acts as a dam to ...

 

 

 

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Bon KUROSAWA  I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.

2020-05-14

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