Category: PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS

Welcome to the Parks and Playgrounds category of InSaitama.com! Below you will find pages of full articles on this blog that feature parks and playgrounds in Saitama. If you know what park or playground you are looking for you can use the search function on this blog to find it easily. If you are looking for ideas you can scroll through this list, or try an area in the search function to reduce this list even further as there are hundreds of playgrounds and parks listed on this blog. If you can’t find what you are looking for, write a comment on any post and I can send you information in English if the park you are looking for isn’t featured.

Rice Field Art and Ancient Lotus: Kodai Hasu No Sato | GYODA

Rice Field Art, Ancient Lotus, Cherry Blossoms, Observation Tower, Nature Hall, Winter Illumination and Park (with small playground) at Kodai Hasu no Sato in Gyoda The city of Gyoda was virtually unknown to foreign tourists just a decade ago. It wasn’t particularly popular among Japanese tourists either, until a number of events and discoveries put Gyoda firmly on the tourist’s […]

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 […]

Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park | TOKOROZAWA

Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park is one of Saitama’s better known attractions. It has been around for a long time and given its proximity to Tokyo and other popular tourist areas, it has always enjoyed a steady flow of customers and great reviews. It is a great place for a family day out, especially on a fine day, but it is […]

Totoro at Kurosuke House in Sayama hills tokorozawa

Visiting Totoro at the house of Kurosuke | TOKOROZAWA

Seen as today is the 10 year anniversary of Saitama With Kids, I wanted to get at least one post out of the dozens of unpublished drafts! Visiting Kurosuke’s House in the Totoro Forests was one of our favourite days out so far this year (2018). I previously wrote how we visited the Totoro Forests when the Totoro house was […]

Fun packed and family friendly Nasunogahara Campsite | TOCHIGI

Nasunogahara Park Campsite with Crafting, Swimming pools, Hot springs, Grass Sledging, Athletic Playground, Multipurpose playground, Climbing playground, Tennis, Windmill, Observation Tower, Bike rental   My family of six are unanimously agreed that Nasunogahara campsite is our favourite camping ground to date. It is the perfect location for a family trip alone or as a group of families as we were […]

Mahoba no Mori Ueno skybridge Forest adventure ueno

Forest adventure Ueno and Mahoba No Mori | GUNMA

Just over the Saitama border, in the stunning and tranquil district of Tano, the Mahoba No Mori campsite and Forest Adventure Ueno are perched unobtrusively on the side of a lush mountain.  A formidable skybridge, an attraction in itself, links one mountain top to another, giving quick and easy access to Kawawa Natural Park, the Fujido caves and a fun […]

Plum Blossoms at Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA

Mini Post – Plum Blossoms Shinrin Park The plum blossoms are currently blooming at Shinrin Park in Namegawa. They are not quite 100% yet, but they still look very picturesque.  It is speculated they will be in full bloom over the coming week. There is currently (March 4th 2018) some Wintersweet still in bloom and in a handful of areas […]

Something different in Saitama

Something different in Saitama: Santome PART 1 | MIYOSHI

Something different in Saitama – We had so many adventures in 2017 and enjoyed each in different ways. However, in terms of new locations for families in the Saitama area, both my husband and I have Santome high on our list of favourites for 2017. Santome has actually been in existence for ten years, but the current set-up with the […]

Log cabin in Midori No Mura

Midori No Mura: Remote Retreat, Park and Log cabins | OGANO

  Midori no Mura, Ogano, Chichibu – Driving up through Yokoze and Chichibu Town there was a definite chill in the air. I felt thankful we’d packed some sleeping bags and blankets for our one night stay in log cabins in Ogano. We had packed the additional covers even though futons and duvets are provided at the campsite, because we […]

Kawamin House Play Center with engaging outdoor play area | KAWAJIMA

Kawajima Play Area – Kawajima is a little known town in the larger district of Hiki. It has become slightly more recognised in recent years as one of the newer exits on the Ken-o Expressway. However, it has quite a bit more to offer, including Japan’s longest rose tunnel, which is in a nice park very close to the play centre featured […]