I’ve written quite a bit this year about one of our favourite “new” spots in Saitama: Santome
. The unusual, unique, inspiring resort, with play and educational facilities, is now hosting an equally unique and inspiring special event on the night of May 26th. It is a family event and one to check out for a night to remember for the kiddies.
Night time at Santome from the official website
The event is all day and night from 11 am to 10 pm. You don’t have to be there for the full day, you can come and go as you please once you have an entry ticket. You pay basic entry during the day and then buy tickets for the night events, how much they cost depends on the quantity or package. Generally speaking, 5 tickets is 1000 yen.
The tickets can then be used to participate in a particular event. Each event requires a different number of tickets. The basic cost for Santome is 500 yen for an adult (children free), plus 500 yen for parking. That allows you access to the tree houses, the athletic playground, a long mini steam locomotive ride (one ride per ticket, you can purchase more tickets on site) among other things.
There is a huge choice of events you can use your tickets to participate in or purchase something such as aroma hand massage, food roasted on an open fire, night farm, adult night tour, a children’s adventure tour, gourd lantern craft, and much more
. There are also some events on that don’t require tickets such as story telling and kamishibai
Advance booking is advised for some of the events: http://santome-community.com/satoyamanight0526-yoyaku/
From the official site
More about the location, Santome in Miyoshi on the border of Kawagoe and Tokorozawa:
Something different in Saitama: Santome PART 1 | MIYOSHI
Ishizaka Environmental and Educational Plant tour, Santome PART 2 | MIYOSHI
Environmental School and Storyteller Museum, Santome | MIYOSHI
Santome Satoyama Night Festival Access
You can get a bus from Fujimino Station on the Tobu Tojo line at the west exit rotary, for 「くぬぎの森交流プラザ」. It takes about 30 minutes to the plant. The timetable for the bus: http://santome-community.com/access/
By car the plant is about 20 minutes on route 463 from the Tokorozawa Interchange of the Kanetsu expressway. For your car navi: 「三芳町上富1589-2」or phone number「049-259-1177」. Parking costs 500 yen for the day on Saturdays and Sundays only.
MAP, OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE AND OTHER DETAILS IN GREY BOX AT BOTTOM OF POST.