Category: AMUSEMENT PARK

Musashi no Mura Kazo Saitama

Musashi No Mura Amusement Park | KAZO

Musashi No Mura is an ideal amusement park for small children. They have a really good selection of amusements that are child friendly.  There is also an area with farm animals and and an option to horse ride. You can pick fruits at certain times of year and in summer they have pools, a water play park, beetles and snow […]

Edo Wonderland

Get your Ninja on at Edo period amusement park | TOCHIGI

Edo Wonderland, Nikko City, Tochigi There are many reasons why people become interested in Japan. For me, my interest started when I was very little, but it was reading James Clavell’s Shogun as a prepubescent girl that really ignited the passion and desire to visit this illustrious country. Further to reading Shogun I got my hands on any fiction or […]

Fun shopping and Festival Hotspot: Maruhiro | KAWAGOE

In this article: the low down on Maruhiro – free play, roof top Ferris wheel and rides, video arcade, family facilities, kid friendly restaurant, cute animal shaped desserts, tax free shopping, special information for attending the Kawagoe Festivals with kids, and Lapland Santa! The post contains external (affiliate) links to Amazon.co.jp marked by **. Maruhiro in Kawagoe, a prestigious department store on […]

Snow Kingdom Seibu Amusement Park

Snow Kingdom @ Seibu Amusement Park | TOKOROZAWA

Snow Kingdom Saitama – Where can my kids experience playing in the snow near Tokyo? The Seibu Amusement Park runs a snow park every winter from early December until the start of March. Kids can enjoy sliding down the snow on sliders, snow tubes, sledges and / or giant inflated slides. They have some equipment you can rent which includes boots and […]

Ikaho Green’s Farm | Gunma

Ikaho Green’s Farm Ikaho Green’s farm has a very good reputation and most people who go to it give it a good review. However, while I liked it and we really enjoyed ourselves, I found it to be more expensive than most farms in the Kita-Kanto (Northern area of Greater Tokyo).  The Sheepdog show is included in the price and […]

Winter Illumination at Tobu Zoo | MIYASHIRO

Winter Illumination Tobu Zoo Winter Illumination Tobu Zoo 2017 – 2018 event information here: Winter Illumination @ Tobu Hybrid Park | MIYASHIRO   Winter Illumination Tobu Zoo Every year Tobu Zoo puts on a fantastic night illumination show for the winter months. This year, 2015, it starts on the 31st of October and will run until the 14th of February. […]

Metsa Moomin theme park coming to Saitama.

Metsa Moomin Theme Park – For regular readers, you probably already know from my blog that Saitama has a free, small, Moomin-esque park in Hanno City. However, you may not yet have heard about the deal that has been signed to open an amusement park, METSA, at Lake Miyazawa in Hanno. This is set to be open for business as […]

Summer Water Park at Seibu Amusement Park | TOKOROZAWA

The summer water park at Seibu Amusement Park opened early in July.  The night pool will open on select dates from July 15th.  Seibu amusement park and its seasonal pools, beer garden and fireworks are popular with locals and even people commuting from Tokyo and further afield too. Hours: 9am to 5pm until September 4th. (They will close only 1 day during the […]

Toy’s Kingdom, おもちゃの王国、Karuizawa | GUNMA

We visited the Toy’s Kingdom during the summer, while staying in Karuizawa. They have a huge marketing and advertising campaign this year and its working; I would never have known about the place otherwise. It is a nice place for young children and it’s quite reasonably priced. They have different packages you can avail of. We wanted to stay in one […]

Poppo Town, Railway Village in Gunma

To be quite frank I was a little disappointed with Poppo Town, a Railway Cultural Village in Gunma, but I had high expectations due to the excellence of the Saitama Railway Museum which we visit often. There is no comparison between the two. The Saitama Railway Museum is in a league of its own. So taking Poppo Town for what […]