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Magical + Real Virtual Reality event at Skip City | KAWAGUCHI

September 16, 2017 @ 09:30 - March 11, 2018 @ 17:00
Skip City, 3 Chome-12-63 Kamiaoki
Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture 333-0844 Japan
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Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) event at Skip City Visual Museum

Virtual Reality Event Image from the official website The Visual Museum in Kawaguchi is part of the larger Skip City, a venue with a number of attractions, particularly learning attractions, concentrated in the one area. The "Visual Museum"  was the first of its kind when it originally opened. According to its English language webpage is "an interactive museum of the […]

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Keyaki Hiroba Illumination Blue Flower Dreaming | SAITAMA CITY

October 21, 2017 @ 17:00 - February 14, 2018 @ 23:55
Saitama Shintoshin, Chuo Ward
Saitama, Saitama 330-0081 Japan
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Keyaki Hiroba Illumination 2017

Keyaki Hiroba Illumination - Saitama Shintoshin's Keyaki Hiroba's annual winter illumination will start on October 21st this year and will run until Valentine's Day 2018. This year the theme is "dreaming". About 150 trees are decorated in blue, white and champagne gold lights. This year they have increased the number of lights used to 500,000. The illumination will be set […]

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Winter Illumination @ Tobu Hybrid Park | MIYASHIRO

October 28, 2017 @ 17:00 - February 12, 2018 @ 20:00
Tobu Zoo, 東武動物公園 Tobu Zoo, Japan, 〒345-0831 Saitama-ken, Minamisaitama-gun, Miyashiro-machi, 宮代町Suka, 110 + Google Map

Tobu Zoo Illumination - Every year Tobu Zoo puts on a fantastic night illumination show for the winter months. This year, 2017, it starts on the 28th of October and will run until the 12th of February. The park uses smoke, light and music to add to the ambience of the night illumination. This year they have upscaled the performance […]

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Cocoon City Illumination | OMIYA

November 3, 2017 @ 17:00 - February 14, 2018 @ 23:00
Cocoon City, 4-263-1 Kishikicho, Omiya Ward
Saitama, Saitama 330-0843 Japan
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Cocoon City Illumination - The annual illumination at Cocoon City was switched on at 5.30 pm on the 3rd of November. This year's theme is "Over the Rainbow". You can see the night lights daily from 5 pm to 11 pm until February 14th. This year it is another large display with 3,000,000 lights. The display includes a beautiful Christmas tree completely […]

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Autumn Leaves Light up Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA

November 11, 2017 @ 16:30 - December 3, 2017 @ 20:30
Shinrin Park, 1920 Yamata, Namegawa Machi
Hiki-gun, Saitama Japan
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Shinrin Park Autumn Leaves Night Illumination sign over the central gate

Autumn Leaves Light up Shinrin Park - Also known as Musashi Kyuryo National Goverment Park, is a 304 hectare park in Namegawa, rural Saitama. You can enjoy night illumination here at the central gate area, three different times during autumn and winter annually.  The Halloween Night Light up is the first which ends early November. Once the Halloween night illumination […]

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Lake Town Outlet Skate Rink | KOSHIGAYA

November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 - March 11, 2018 @ 19:00
Laketown Koshigaya, Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture 343-0828 Japan + Google Map
Laketown Skate rink

Laketown Skate Rink - The annual seasonal outdoor ice-rink opened at Lake Town Outlet Koshigaya on November 18th. On weekdays the rink will be available from 2 to 7 pm and on the weekends it opens from 11 am. For the winter school holidays the rink will operate weekend hours every day from December 25th until January 8th. Laketown Skate […]

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Capybara Onsen @ Saitama Children’s Zoo | HIGASHIMATSUYAMA

November 18, 2017 @ 14:00 - March 31, 2018 @ 16:00
Children’s Animal Nature Park, 554 Iwadono
Higashimatsuyama, Saitama Prefecture 355-0065 Japan
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Capybara Onsen at Saitama Children's zoo

The annual Capybara Onsen at the Saitama Children's Animal Nature park will start from Saturday November 18th and run until the end of March. CLOSED ON MONDAYS. The end date will be determined at a later date depending on weather and other factors. They put Yuzu in the bath (as pictured) from December 1st to December 22nd. // (adsbygoogle = […]

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Japanese Monkey Onsen at Chikozan Park | SAYAMA

November 23, 2017 @ 09:30 - March 31, 2018 @ 17:00
Chikozan Park, 〒350-1335 Saitama-ken, Sayama-shi, Kashiwabara, 864−1 Japan + Google Map

Monkey Onsen at Chikozan Park Zoo in Sayama - The Chikozan Park Zoo opened their Monkey Hot spring for 2017 on November 23rd. It is in the usual monkey enclosure toward the back of the park beside the open space. Chikozan Monkey Onsen Chikozan Park Zoo Monkey enclosure Jigokudani Yaenkoen it may not be, but if you would like to […]

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Christmas Market @ Keyaki Hiroba Saitama Shintoshin | SAITAMA

November 25, 2017 @ 11:00 - December 25, 2017 @ 21:00
Saitama Shintoshin, Chuo Ward
Saitama, Saitama 330-0081 Japan
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Christmas Market Saitama - The annual Christmas market in Saitama Shintoshin is opening on November 25th again this year. It is held in the Keyaki Hiroba. They sell Christmas ornaments, trinkets and other Christmas related goods. They also have teddy bears. Christmas Market Saitama Hours and information The market is open from 3 pm on weekdays and from 11 am […]

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Kodai Hasu No Sato Illumination | GYODA

November 26, 2017 @ 16:30 - January 8, 2018 @ 21:30
Kodai Hasu No Sato, Kobari, 2375−1
Gyoda, Saitama 361-0024 Japan
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Kodai Hasu no Sato Illumination - Gyoda City, Kodai Hasu no Sato “ancient lotus pond”, is best known for its paddy art which you can view from an observational tower. During December, the illumination is turned on once it gets dark and stays on until 9.30 pm. The tower which usually closes in the evening is open later, until 9 pm, on the […]

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Featured photo Chichibu Night Festival from John Becker

Chichibu Night Festival | CHICHIBU

December 2, 2017 @ 08:00 - December 3, 2017 @ 17:00
Chichibu station 1 Miyakawachō
Chichibu, Saitama 368-0046 Japan
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2016 Flyer Chichibu Night Festival - Japanese people seem to have an magnanimous love of the number three. One of the ways this manifests itself is in the numerous compilations of top threes that are famous within the country. There are the three gardens of Japan, the three views of Japan, the three night views of Japan, the big three festivals, […]

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Santa @ Toysrus | KOSHIGAYA

December 3, 2017 @ 11:00 - 17:30
Toysrus Koshigaya, 上間久里 上間久里308-1
Koshigaya, Saitama 343-0043 Japan
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Santa in Saitama Santa Kuki Santa Kawagoe Santa Okegawa Santa Koshigaya Warabi Santa

Santa Toysrus Koshigaya - You can meet and greet Santa in the Toysrus in Koshigaya on Sunday December 3rd at five different time slots. He visits for 30 minutes at each time slot. This is a free event. Bring your own camera! It is not yet known if this is a Santa from Lapland or Japan. This is just an image […]

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Santa in Saitama Santa Kuki Santa Kawagoe Santa Okegawa Santa Koshigaya Warabi Santa

Santa @ Toysrus | OKEGAWA

December 3, 2017 @ 11:00 - 17:30
Toysrus Okegawa Nishi, 2 Chome−9−36, マメトラ ショッピング パーク
Okegawa, Saitama 363-0017 Japan
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Santa Okegawa - You can meet and greet Santa in the Toysrus in Okegawa on Sunday December 3rd at five different time slots. Please note that he may be a Japanese Santa. It depends on the year; sometimes they are Lapland Santa, sometimes they are Japanese Santa. It is best to confirm with the store directly.  He visits for 30 minutes […]

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