Suitable for a day trip from Tokyo, Chikozan park is a Multi-purpose park with Campsite, BBQ, Zoo, Fishing, Sport facilities, Athletic Playground, Multi-use Playground, Beautiful Flora and Fauna. Chikozan Park Chikozan Park in Sayama is close to the controversial proposed site of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Golf Tournament. It isRead More →

Aina Water Park

Barbecue / BBQ Season in Japan. I don’t know any Japanese people (in Japan) who don’t have at least one BBQ a year. That’s not to say everyone in Japan has them, just everyone I know! What I deduce from this; barbecues are popular in Japan. Autumn seems to be the mostRead More →

Kawagoe Kita-in (Kita Temple) Kawagoe – One of my favourite local places to bring visitors during Autumn with young children is Kita-in Temple in Kawagoe (Saitama). On the grounds of Kitain there is a very special building, which is home to some important national treasures. It is the only remains of the Edo CastleRead More →