Tag: konosu with kids

Fukiage Summer Festival | KONOSU

Fukiage summer festival in Konosu. This local festival in Fukiage (Konosu / Konousu) is not as well-known or well attended as the Paper Lantern festival or Konosu Fireworks, but its a fun evening out all the same. About 12,000 people attend. There is a portable shrine during the early evening and an illuminated float at night. You can also enjoy […]

Konosu Summer Festival | KONOSU

Konosu Summer Festival –  a festival with more than a hundred years of history on one of Japan’s most famous trails. Twelve “mikoshi”, which are a palanquin or portable shrine, are carried 3 kilometers down a pedestrianized area near Konosu station. There is a children’s mikoshi event too. Festival time The festival starts around 2.30 pm, with the mikoshi carrying commencing […]

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North Pole Santa Japan @ Unicus | KOUNOSU

North Pole Santa Japan – North Pole Santa is visiting Unicus in Kounosu on both the 23rd of December and Christmas Eve.  The event will take place in the Ibento (Event) Hiroba unless there is strong wind in which case it will be held on the second floor Asobi Hiroba. Santa Claus will be there at three different times and […]

Preschooler play area Kids Park in Elumi | KOUNOSU

Play Center Konosu – Another day, another play area! We are on a seek and find quest for even more new (to us) play areas in Saitama. Call it a hobby, or an obsession, it keeps munchkin #4 highly entertained and keeps me on my toes. My overall impression of Kid’s Park is that it is mediocre, however, DD3 LOVED […]

Santa Claus is coming to Elumi | KONOSU

Santa is visiting Elumi in Konosu on December 23rd at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm for about 30 minutes each time.  Children under the age of 7 are invited to meet Santa and get a sweet off him.  

Disaster Training: An earthquake, a typhoon and a fire all in one day…| KOUNOSU

… all simulated, thankfully, in the Saitama’s free Disaster training center! Friday, in our ever enjoyable quest to try something new everyday, we ventured to the Saitama Prefecture Center for Disaster Training in Konosu. I was very impressed with the set-up and experiences on offer at this free center. I was also suitably impressed with the building itself, built to […]