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Kinchakuda is a park located in Saitama Prefecture. Kinchaku means a bag with a narrow top. It is so called because the topography resembles a Kinchaku.
To get there, take the Seibu Line from Ikebukuro in the direction of Chichibu. The nearest station is called Koma.
Koma has a history of being settled in 716 by people from Koukuri (a country that used to be on the Korean Peninsula).
That was about 1300 years ago.
Kinchakuda is famous for its Higanbana(Lycoris radiata), which bloom in late September each year, numbering about 5 million. The entire area becomes like a red carpet.
In other seasons, you can enjoy cherry blossoms and rape blossoms, and hiking is also available, making it a good place to visit from Tokyo on weekends.
By the way, due to the corona pandemic, Higanbana have been mowed down for the second year in a row.
For safety reasons, this was done to keep everyone from coming, since every year many people come to see the flowers that look like a red carpet.
The locals are very proud of their hordes of Higanbana, so it saddens me to think how they must have felt when they mowed the flowers.
And this September, for the first time in many years, the Higanbana were open to the public.
Higanbana at Kinchakuda, which has not been seen for a long time, is as beautiful as before.
An admission fee of 500 yen is required only when Higanbana is in bloom. Body temperature measurement and hand sanitizing are also conducted at the entrance.
Then, in the park, each person should take care of each other by wearing a mask and taking social distance.
Higanbana bloom for only a week or so, and its blooming time depends on the weather.
If you are near Tokyo or Saitama at this time of year, it is best to check the information on the blooming of Higanbana before you visit.
It is recommended that you plan your trip leisurely.
Nezu Shrine is an old shrine in Tokyo.
It is so old that we do not know when it was founded.Supposedly, it was 1900 years ago.
By the way, this shrine is most beautiful in April.
The azaleas bloom in abundance, looking like red and pink candies.
Every year, many visitors come here, but this year was different.
That’s why it’s so quiet.
The cherry blossoms of 2021 bloomed earlier than usual.
The Kawazu Zakura, famous for its early blooming cherry blossoms, also bloomed earlier than usual.
Kawazu is a quiet town in the Izu Peninsula of Shizuoka Prefecture. The Kawazu Zakura is a cherry blossom that was born here.
Kawazu is a quiet town on the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Every year, the area is crowded with many people.
This year, however, the Sakura Festival in Kawazu has been cancelled.
The cherry blossoms are very beautiful, but there were no people to enjoy their beauty and it was very quiet.
In addition to Kawazu, there is another place where you can enjoy Kawazu Zakura.
It is Minami-Izu.
In Minami-Izu, a Sakura Festival was held, albeit on a smaller scale.
I got a nice message from my customers.
Thank you very much!
It was originally booked for a different destination, but due to the coronavirus situation, it was changed to a safer destination.
Shimoda in Shizuoka Prefecture is safe. The area is also designated as a UNESCO GEO Park.
My client enjoyed the beautiful sea and the lovely daffodils.
The beautiful photos were taken by client.
Schliesslich war alles gut. Mir hat es sehr gefallen in Shimoda.
Gestern war ich am Shirahama Strand und heute am Narzissen Festival.
Ich danke Ihnen für all Ihre Bemühungen.
There are still a lot of beautiful place in Japan that foreign tourists don’t know.
Saitama next to Tokyo is one of them.
There are several attractive places in Saitama.
If you like nature, I recommend Chichibu to you.
There are mountains for hiking and rivers for rafting.
And if you like flowers, I would recommend Chichibu to you.
In the end of April, there is a very beautiful flower garden.
The flowers are Shiba-Zakura(Polster-Phlox)
They are like a carpet of colorful flowers.
Japanese flowers are not just cherry blossoms.
Japanese people love cherry blossoms!
When I was working in Europe, I missed cherry blossoms of Japan.
Cherry blossoms can be seen everywhere in the Japan.
There are many kinds of cherry blossoms.
I like early-blooming cherry blossoms.
It is called Kawazu-Zakura.
These flowers bloom from the end of February to the beginning of March in the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture.
If you are interested in it, I can make a nice special tour for you.