Tag: Ageo with kids

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One of Saitama’s largest: Ageo Fireworks | AGEO

Ageo fireworks are one of the 10 largest firework displays in Saitama. Approximately 10,000  fireworks will be launched, including “shakudama” 尺玉 which are the largest sized shells. There are starmines as well as fireworks with celebratory messages for birthdays, marriage and good results in tests. These fireworks attract about 160,000 spectators. There are about 50 festival stalls. For 2018 they […]

Ageo Summer Festival | AGEO

Mikoshi are carried around the streets of Ageo for the Ageo Summer Festival. There are also other festival events and celebrations held over the two days. On the 14th the Mikoshi are carried around 8 districts in Ageo. On the 15th they are carried on Nakasendo and the area around Ageo station. The festival starts around noon and runs to […]

Namco Asobi Park

Meru chan and pedal cars at Namco Asobi Park | AGEO

Namco Asobi Park – Namco may still be best known as a game developer, but in recent years they actually operate as game centre and amusement park providers.  Over the last few years Namco play and amusement centres have been popping up all over Japan. Thankfully, one of their most recent additions is in Saitama. Namco Asobi Park Ageo On […]

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Real Santa from Lapland visiting Maruhiro | AGEO

Ageo Santa – The real Santa Claus from Lapland (Finland) is visiting the 4th floor of Maruhiro in Ageo on December 9th from 2.30 pm. In previous years it cost 300 yen to meet and greet Santa Claus and get a present of sweets from him, but this year the event is free. However, Santa will not give out sweets this year. It […]

Niko Niko Garden Renewal Open in Festa | AGEO

Niko niko garden in Festa Ageo in the Value Plaza Value Plaza Ageo is an old style department store and walking into it you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d gone through a time slip to the 1980s. It is a cold and stark building, both indoors and out. And first impressions would likely put you off. The same can be said […]

Summer pools at Saitama Water Park | AGEO

*From our Facebook page Saitama With Kids* This Saturday one of the many summer water parks opening their doors for the summer season is the prefectural water park: Saitama Suijo Koen. The pools will be open daily until August 31st. Hours: From 9 am on Saturday July 16th. They close at 6 pm until the 16th of August and 5 […]

Family and kid play area【Spo-cha】in Round1 Stadium|Ageo

Spocha, Ageo – I’ve been talking favourites on the Facebook page this week and today’s showcase is very much up there on the best of the best list. Indeed, Kids Spo-cha is actually my children’s favourite indoor play area in the whole of Saitama. I love it, because it is part of the regular Spo-cha so even adults can play. An added […]

A new kid’s cafe in Saitama: Pomme Cafe, Ario in Ageo

**This post was initially posted on my blogger in September 2015.** I remember desperately searching for an “oyako” (parent and child) restaurant when my eldest was a baby. I was utterly disappointed to find the nearest and possibly ONLY kid’s cafe in Saitama at that time was in Omiya. Not so close to where I live. Fast forward 6 years […]

Halloween Event in Ageo this weekend

A new Halloween event in Ageo. The Ageo mascots Ari-kun and Rio-chan will dress up in costume and put on an Halloween performance. Come in fancy dress and parade with them. There are three parades on the day; midday, 2pm and 4pm. Ario events tend to draw crowds, so arrive early to avoid disappoint. The gathering point is at the […]

New Ice-cream Shop at Enomoto Farm on Popular Cycle course | AGEO

Enomoto Farm in Ageo is frequently mentioned in guide books to Saitama with small children, due to the selection of bikes and push along toys kids can play with for free.  In more recent years, it also features in cycling magazines as a suitable place to rest and refresh on the Arakawa cycle course route.  Its most famous acclaim is its […]