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New Playground at Higashimatsuyama Botanen | HIGASHIMATSUYAMA

August 1 - August 31
Higashimatsuyama Botanen, 大字大谷1148−1
Higashimatsuyama, Saitama 355-0008 Japan

The new playground at Botanen in Higashimatsuyama (the one near Shinrin Park NOT Yakyu Inari) will temporarily open for the summer holidays from August 1st to 31st. It will not be completly finished or permanently open for business until the end of 2017. This playground is now the biggest playground in the city of Higashimatsuyama. … Continue reading New Playground at Higashimatsuyama Botanen | HIGASHIMATSUYAMA

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Asaka City Festival “Saikasai” | ASAKA

August 4 - August 6
Asaka Central Park, Aobadai, 1 Chome−9−1
Asaka City, Saitama 351-0016 Japan

Due to all this festival has to offer, plus its proximity to Tokyo, as well as the central location only 5 minutes walk from Asaka station, this 3 day festival is one of the biggest of Saitama summer festivals. It attracts about 650,000 people and it gets great reviews from local and regular attendees. The festival is … Continue reading Asaka City Festival “Saikasai” | ASAKA

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Wind Chimes event at Hikawa Shrine | KAWAGOE

July 1 @ 09:00 - September 10 @ 21:00
Hikawa Shrine, Japan

The "ema" (wooden plaques for writing prayers) of Hikawa shrine wind chimes This year the annual wind chimes at Hikawa Shrine in Kawagoe will be on display much earlier than usual and will remain for a week longer than last year. (Dates in the grey detail box). They attract about 300,000 visitors to the shrine … Continue reading Wind Chimes event at Hikawa Shrine | KAWAGOE

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Toda Children’s Center “Kodomo No Kuni” Summer Pools | TODA

July 1 @ 09:00 - September 15 @ 17:00
Toda Children’s Center Kodomo No Kuni, 〒335-0023 埼玉県戸田市本町1丁目17 Japan
¥50

Toda Children's Center Kodomo no kuni's excellent children's pools will be open from July 1st to September 15th this year. They have a 30 cm pool and a 45 cm pool making them ideal for children. The latter has a slide into it. There is also a bigger pool that is 60 cm. You can … Continue reading Toda Children’s Center “Kodomo No Kuni” Summer Pools | TODA

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Summer Water Park at Seibu Amusement Park | TOKOROZAWA

July 8 @ 08:00 - September 3 @ 17:00
Seibu Amusement Park, 2964 Yamaguchi,
Tokorozawa , Saitama 359-1145 Japan
¥2400

The summer pools at Seibu Amusement Park are scheduled to open on July 8th this year. They have a night pool on select dates from the middle of July.  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 … Continue reading Summer Water Park at Seibu Amusement Park | TOKOROZAWA

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Kawagoe Water Park Summer 2017 | KAWAGOE

July 15 @ 09:00 - September 3 @ 17:00
kawagoe Water Park, 〒350-1171 埼玉県川越市大字池辺880 Japan
¥720

Kawagoe Suijo Kouen, or Kawagoe Water or Aquatic Park, is one of the bigger summer pools in Saitama. Like all the other seasonal pools, it only opens for 7 weeks over the summer holidays. This year it will be open from July 15th to September 3rd. ¥720 yen for adults, ¥210 yen for children of school … Continue reading Kawagoe Water Park Summer 2017 | KAWAGOE

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Spaaark!!! A Gymnastic Digital Attraction Pop Up | SAITAMA

July 21 @ 10:00 - August 20 @ 16:30
Saitama Super Arena, 8 Shintoshin, Chuo Ku
saitama, saitama 330-9111 Japan
¥800

Got to love the obscure names some Japanese event organisers come up with for pop-up events. "Spaaark!!! I am also a creator" with the sub-line "A gymnastic digital attraction" attempts to reveal the type of event this is, but falls drastically short. Basically Spaaark is a type of computer programming event. And a bit like … Continue reading Spaaark!!! A Gymnastic Digital Attraction Pop Up | SAITAMA

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Rilu Rilu Fairilu Pop-Up Corner in Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA

July 22 @ 09:30 - September 3 @ 17:00
Shinrin Park, 1920 Yamata, Namegawa Machi
Hiki-gun, Saitama Japan

This pop-up play area in Shinrin Park will open with a Rilu Rilu Fairilu Show and Mini Performance | NAMEGAWA  on the 22nd of July.  This pop up Rilu Rilu Fairilu corner is in the building at the West gate on the 2nd floor. It is free to enter or you can pay 500 yen for a … Continue reading Rilu Rilu Fairilu Pop-Up Corner in Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA

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Warabi Hata Festival | WARABI

August 4 @ 13:30 - August 7 @ 21:00
Warabi Station, Tsukagoshi, 1 Chome−4−1
Warabi, Saitama 335-0002 Japan

Images from the official website August 4th Children can write their tanabata messages and stick to bamboo trees from the 4th to the 7th. Tanabata streamers decorate the streets. They can be seen until the 7th. August 5th Traditional dance parade from 5 pm. August 5th and 6th Stage performances in front of KawaShin Bank. … Continue reading Warabi Hata Festival | WARABI

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Kamifukuoaka Tanabata Festival | FUJIMINO

August 5 @ 10:00 - August 6 @ 19:30
Kamifukuoka Station, 1 Chome-1 Kamifukuoka
Fujimino, Saitama 356-0004 Japan

This festival has a long history, 63 years to be exact, but very little information online.  There isn't even information on the city's website yet. I have actually been a couple of times, but pre-instant camera so I don't have any photos online from our visit. It has a very local feel and isn't as … Continue reading Kamifukuoaka Tanabata Festival | FUJIMINO

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Tatara Festival and fireworks | KAWAGUCHI

August 5 @ 10:00 - August 6 @ 20:00
Kawaguchi Autorace Site, 5 Chome-21-1 Aoki
Kawaguchi City, Saitama 332-0031 Japan

This is the largest annual festival in Kawaguchi with over 160 stalls and approximately 150,000 people attending.  At the end of the festival ,from about  7.45 pm, 3000 fireworks are launched.  There is a free shuttle bus to the event area from Kawaguchi, Nishikawaguchi, Warabi and Hatogaya stations. Map, Contacts and official website in the … Continue reading Tatara Festival and fireworks | KAWAGUCHI

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Sayama City Irumagawa Tanabata Festival & Fireworks | SAYAMA

August 5 @ 11:00 - August 6 @ 21:00
Sayama City Train Station, 4 Gion
Sayama, Saitama 350-1307 Japan

Listed in the top 3 Tanabata (Star) festivals for the whole of Kanto, this two day festival draws approximately 130,000 people annually. The city displays 140 tanabata decorations such as streamers and other paper decorations. There are about 300 stalls at the festival offering food, drink or traditional games such as the beloved "fishing" game, … Continue reading Sayama City Irumagawa Tanabata Festival & Fireworks | SAYAMA

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Seibu Amusement Park Fireworks | TOKOROZAWA

August 5 @ 19:30 - August 6 @ 20:30
Seibu Amusement Park, 2964 Yamaguchi,
Tokorozawa , Saitama 359-1145 Japan
¥1100

The Seibu Amusement park fireworks and special celebrations start this month of August. Most weekends you can enjoy a firework show,  from about 7.45 pm, as a paying customer of the amusement park. The beer garden is also currently open. Although the shows are usually only 20 minutes each, they are very popular attracting about 80,000 … Continue reading Seibu Amusement Park Fireworks | TOKOROZAWA

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Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live on Stage | HONJO

August 6 @ 12:30 - 17:00
Honjo City Community Hall, Kitabori, 1422−3
Honjo, Saitama 〒367-0031 Japan

The world renowned travelling puppet show Erth's Dinosaur Zoo is coming back to Saitama this summer. Last year it was such a huge hit in the Civic Center in Urawa that this summer they will have two dates in Saitama, this time in Omiya and Honjo. There are two showings on the same day in … Continue reading Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live on Stage | HONJO

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Omiya Summer Festivals Nisshin Tanabata Festival | SAITAMA CITY

August 6 @ 15:00 - August 7 @ 21:00
Nisshin Station, 2 Chome Nisshincho, Kita Ward
Saitama, Saitama 331-0823 Japan

Music, performances, mikoshi, gourmet. Around the south entrance to Nisshin station and the Nisshin Primary School areas.

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