Tag: Golden Week

Children’s Museum Festival at Museum of History and Folklore | SAITAMA CITY

On May 5th the Saitama Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore in Omiya (Saitama City) have a Children’s Museum Festival for Children’s Day.  Children can play with old and traditional toys as well as dress up in period costumes. The museum is free in for children on this day. Access: 5 minute walk from Tobu Urban Line’s Omiya Kouen Station […]

Stunning Shibazakura Moss Phlox at Hitsujiyama Park | CHICHIBU

Shibazakura Chichibu – The renowned Shibazakura or Moss Phlox of Chichibu’s Hitsujiyama Park are currently in full bloom. Since the 400,000 moss phlox of nine different varieties were planted in 2000 the shibazakura festival of Chichibu has enjoyed increasing seasonal traffic and become one of Saitama’s most famous spring scenes. We visited on Sunday, a couple of days short of full bloom, but standing […]

Events and Freebies during Golden Week | SAITAMA

Its that wonderful time of the year again when we can live without either heating or air conditioning. When spring is in the air, but summer is just around the corner. Golden Week is very aptly named ; between the weather and the events it really is a golden time of the year! The entire population may very well get […]

Attractions in Tokyo that have FREE entry days during Golden Week

Free Tokyo during Golden Week – On Children’s Day, May 5th, a lot of zoos, parks and museums throughout Japan are free in for children. Apart from that day, there are other days in Golden Week that some places offer free entry for all visitors. Here is a list of some of the places in the Tokyo area, with the free entry dates specified. These are […]

Tokinosumika resort. Accommodation, Hot springs, Dining, Shopping, Sports & Much much more

The Tokinosumika Resort aka Gotemba Kogen in Gotemba, Shizuoka This post was first written in 2012 and has been updated on a number of occasions to reflect the changes in the resort, which is always modifying and upgrading. Tokinosumika Highlights A wide variety of accommodation choices with babies and toddlers free A number of different types of eateries, both Japanese […]