Chichibu (秩父)

Chichibu
Chichibu is a city in Saitama, about 1.5 hours by train from Tokyo. The usually quiet town would be bustling with life during different events.

Chichibu
From the station, it would be about 20 minutes walk to our destination. It was a pleasant walk under the blue sky in the breezy weather.

Chichibu
Our first stop, would be the local strawberry farm very near to the park entrance.

Chichibu
It is about 1000JPY for eat all you can…..and it is really a battle on how fast you can eat those big and juicy ones.

Chichibu
Rows of strawberries……..some red and big but some are still green.

Chichibu
Just pick and pop them into your mouth.

Chichibu
Freshly pick strawberry: isn’t this big and fresh? The skin of the strawberry looked almost waxy…..

Chichibu
The main star of the day – Shibazakura at Hitsujiyama Park (芝桜・羊山公園)

Chichibu
Entrance fee is 300JPY with a free post card.

Chichibu

Almost ten types of shibazakura provide colors of pink, white and purple at the park. The flowers are strategically planted to produce delightful designs across the fields. From the northern end of the fields, gorgeous views shibazakura with Mount Buko in the backdrop can be seen.

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Chichibu
Perfect day with blue sky and beautiful flowers.

Chichibu

Chichibu
Many people were scattered around basking in the sun or having a picnic.

Chichibu
Enjoying the last bits of spring weather in Japan as the temperatures are soaring now.

Chichibu
Welcome to the land of cute mascots and this animate is the mascot for the park.

Chichibu

Chichibu
The next most crowded place would be the food stalls.

Chichibu
Here we can appease our growling tummies with local food like freshly grilled mushrooms dipped in light soy sauce and local delicacies like miso fried potato.

Chichibu
Before we end our trip at Chichibu, there is a little hill top that we can walk up to to enjoy the town view.

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On a side note, Mister donut is having a promotion and selling Hello Kitty donuts. 🙂 Kudos for the hello kitty fan.

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