Soyu Himitsu No Mori, “Secret Forest” at Mallage, Kuki City

The Mallage in Kuki city offers a number of facilities and services for children, including the Soyu Himitsu No Mori, or Secret Forest, play centre on the 1st floor.

It has the unique feature of an indoor paddling / splash pool, which is part of the Secret Waterfall area. There is a changing area where you can borrow pool clothes and store your own clothes in coin lockers.  Beside the Secret Waterfall area (秘密の滝) there are toilets and vending machines for patron’s use. On the other side of this rest area is the Secret Flowerfield (秘密の花畑) area, which is a ball pool with a bouncy castle in the middle.  The Secret Base (秘密の基地) area contains a play area for smaller children with soft toys, shapes and blocks as well as a pretend kitchen. There is a baby cot in this area too. In front of this area the free activity event is hosted at 1pm daily. During this time one or all of the play centre’s mascots participate.  The other area in the centre is the Secret Hill (秘密の丘) area which has slides and a flying fox. There is also a table here with colours laid out and you can ask at reception for colouring pages. Information after photo gallery.

URL: http://soyu-am.jp/himitsu/
Phone number: 0480-87-1931

Cost:
Adults free.
Children from 1 to 12 years old 600 yen for the first half hour, 250 yen for every 15 minutes after that. Weekdays during the school year you can pay 1,200 yen for unlimited time. Summer holidays and weekends you can pay 1,200 yen for 2 hours. The car park at Mallage is free.

Opening hours:
10 to 21.00, entry 19.00

Access:
6 kilometres from Kuki Interchange
15 bus ride from Kuki Station

Tanabata Festival Higashimatsuyama

From the Higashimatsuyama website
From the Higashimatsuyama website
Are you looking for something to do with kids today in Saitama? There is a small festival being held near Higashimatsuyama station today and tomorrow, August 6th and 7th, from 4pm to 9pm. The festival is being held around the area of Ichibangai shopping arcade (ichibangai shoutengai | 一番街商店街)

URL: http://www.city.higashimatsuyama.lg.jp/kanko/event/8/1351822315468.html
TEL: 0493-21-1427

Saitama Firework Displays August 2014

Taken from the Nagatoro website http://www.nagatoro.gr.jp/en/events/index.html
Taken from the Nagatoro website http://www.nagatoro.gr.jp/en/events/index.html

AUGUST 2ND

Ageo
Bus from in front of Risona Bank at the West exit of Ageo Station
Time: 19.00-21.00
URL: http://www.ageo-kankou.com/
Phone number for inquires: 048・775・5917

Toda
20 minute walk from Toda Kouen Station
Time: 19.00-20.30
URL: http://www.ageo-kankou.com
Phone number for inquiries: 048・431・0206

Hanno
20 minute walk from Hanno Station
Time: 19.30-20.30
URL: http://www.city.hanno.saitama.jp/0000001569.html
Phone number for inquiries: 042・974・7900

Sayama
20 minute walk from the west exit of Sayama City Station
Time: 19.30-20.00
URL: http://www.city.sayama.saitama.jp/
TEL: 04-2953-1111

Shiraoka
20 minute walk from the Shiraoka Station (Utsunomiya line)
Time: 20.00-20.30
URL: http://www13.ocn.ne.jp/~shiraoka/
TEL: 0480-92-8151

Soka
Bus from East exits of Matsubara danchi and Shinden stations
TIme: 19.00-21.00
URL: http://www.city.soka.saitama.jp/
TEL: 048-922-0151

Osata Gun, Yorii
10 minute walk from Yorii Station
Time: 19.00 – 21.00
URL: http://yorii-kanko.jp/tamayodo.html
TEL: 581-2121 Extension 441

AUGUST 3RD

Asahi
5 minute walk from (Tobu) Asahi Station.
Time: 19.15-20.15
URL: http://saikasai.com/
Phone: 048-463-2645

Kawaguchi
Shuttle bus from Kawaguchi Station.
Time: 19.45-20.30
URL: http://www.tatara-matsuri.com/
Phone: 048-258-8225

Fukaya
7 minute walk from Takekawa Station on the Chichibu Main Line
Time: 17.00-21.30
URL: http://www.fukaya-ta.com/
TEL: 048-583-2222

Kita-Katsushika Gun, Sugito Town
1 minute walk from Tobu Dobutsuen Koen Station (Tobu Zoo)
Time: 20.30-21.00
URL: http://kankou.sugito.info/
TEL: 0480-32-3719

AUGUST 9TH

Koedo Kawagoe
20 minute walk from Minami Otsuka and Kasahata Stations.
Time: 19.15~
URL: http://www.koedo.or.jp/event-info/
Phone number: 049-227-8233

Saitama City, Higashi Urawa
Time: 19.30-21.00
URL: http://www.stib.jp/hanabi/index.shtml

Kumagaya
5 minute walk from the south exit of Kumugaya Station (JR Takasaki Line, Chichibu Tetsudo)
Time: 19.00~
URL: http://www.kumagaya-kanko.jp/
Phone: 048-524-1111

AUGUST 15TH

Iruma
10 minute walk from Bushi Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Time: 20.00-20.30
URL: http://www.iruma-kanko.jp/
TEL: 04-2964-4889 (weekdays only)

Kodama Gun, Misato
20 minute walk from Yodo Station on the JR Hachiko Line
Time: 19.30-21.00
URL: http://www.misato-kanko.com/index.html
TEL: 0495-76-5133

Chichibu Gun, Nagatoro, Funadama Festival
5 minute walk from Nagatoro Station
Time: 19.30-21.00
URL: http://www.nagatoro.gr.jp/en/events/index.html
TEL: 0494-66-3311

From the Nagatoro Tourist website

AUGUST 16TH

Saitama, Iwatsuki
Forty minute walk from Iwatsuki Station
Time: 19.30-21.00
URL: http://www.stib.jp/hanabi/index.shtml
TEL:  0180-99-3144

Chichibu Gun, Ogano
40 minute bus ride from Chichibu Station
Time: 20.00-21.00
URL: http://www.town.ogano.lg.jp/menyu/kankou/maturi/maturi/8tuki/8tuki.html
TEL: 0494-75-1381

AUGUST 23RD

Misato
10 minutes walk from Misato Station
Time: 18.00-21.30
URL: http://www.tonbi.biz/
TEL: 048-952-1231

Higashimatsuyama
15 minute walk from the Takasaka station on the Tobu Tojo Line
Time: 19.00-21.00
URL: http://www.city.higashimatsuyama.lg.jp/soshiki/kankyosangyobu/shoko/kanko/event/8/hanabitaikai.html
TEL: 0493-21-1427 (weekdays only)

Kita Adachi Gun, Ina Town
8 minute walk from Uchijuku station on the New Shuttle
Time: 20.00-21.00
URL: http://members3.jcom.home.ne.jp/inakanko/
TEL: 048-724-1055

AUGUST 30TH

Iruma Gun, Moroyama
25 minute walk from Moroyama Station
Time: 19.00-21.00
URL: http://www.moronet.com/
TEL: 049-294-1545