Tag: free parking

Sayama Municipal Museum, Inariyama Park and Kome To Cha Cafe | SAYAMA

Sayama Museum, Inariyama Park and Kome To Cha Cafe Sayama Municipal Museum, Saitama, is a city museum in Sayama Inari Yama Park on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line.  They tend to host a lot of travelling exhibits suitable or designed for children. They have just closed the very excellent pop-up book exhibit and tomorrow the “Heros” exhibit will open. The Fairytales of […]

Japan’s longest rose tunnel at Heisei no Mori | KAWAJIMA

Heisei no Mori is a park in West Saitama in a town that has recently become better known, due to its exit on the Ken-o Expressway.  Kawajima town, also referred to as Kawashima town,  is beside the cities of Sakado, Kawagoe,  Higashimatsuyama and Okegawa. The park has started to make its mark and become more popular and famous due to its […]

Besshonuma Park, Urawa, Saitama City

Besshonuma Park, Minami Ward, Saitama City I read an article on the DailyPost with suggestions for surviving NaBloPoMo. One of them was plagiarise yourself. Duly noted and executing that suggestion in this post! Not a particularly exciting post and far from detailed, but I like to give the good parks of Saitama a searchable link in English and seen as today […]

Hidaka Sougou Park | HIDAKA

The Japanese sougou 総合 is used to indicate a multi-purpose park and that is exactly what Hidaka Sougou park is. The park is free in, with free parking.  Here is some of the attractions it has to offer. Playground This playground was installed in March 2013, replacing a wooden athletic playground.  Now it is a colourful combination equipment playground that […]

Steam Locomotive Cafe in Lalaport | FUJIMI

Steam Locomotive Cafe One of the many fun and unique attractions of Lalaport in Fujimi is the Steam Locomotive Cafe on the 3rd floor. The cafe, which is also a train shop, features a number of different model railway towns and a plarail display. You can enjoy the displays as you eat your lunch or have a coffee (see the video […]

Team Lab Islands | Lalaport Fujimi

Little Miss 2 year old chases the turtle she coloured, in an aquarium of children’s art, in the first picture below ⬇. This is a sketch aquarium where children colour pictures of sea life that are then scanned and projected onto a wall display. It is a virtual sea where the fish the kids coloured in can swim. Just one of the unique […]

Japan’s 1st Lego School and Store

Japan’s 1st lego school, an after school education programme, opened in Lalaport, Fujimi, last month. The “school” runs a number of different programmes, by age group. A lesson costs 3,000 yen. Next door is the lego store.  The lego store sells lego sets as well as individual pieces by a pick and mix option. There are two small play tables and […]

Saitama Municipal Youth Astronomical Museum | URAWA

Saitama Space Museum – It’s spring break in Japan.  It is also end of school year.  Traffic tends to increase and queues lengthen, but there are still some hidden gems that evade the chaos. Saitama’s space museum, or officially the Saitama Municipal Youth Astronomical Museum, is one such place. ★Free entry for parents and children ★Parking is free ★Rainy day […]

Great BBQ Spot in Shiroyama Park | OKEGAWA

We’ve been hanging out in Shiroyama park quite a lot recently. Thanks to the Family Walker magazine featuring the new piece of playground equipment (pictured) and suggesting it as a hanami location. We had visited a few times in the past, but it didn’t make an impression. It does now. The timing was convenient, too. The kids have taken turns bringing lurgy into the house; […]