Small local park, with beautiful cherry blossoms, suited to hanami with kids on the Tobu Tojo Line Katsusehara Memorial Park Katsusehara Memorial park in Fujimi is a great park for hanami (cherry blossom picnic) and play dates with toddlers. It was one of my favourite parks for meeting my ownRead More →

McDonald’s McCafe and Playland for a cheap play date with friends and kids! Last week the Kawagoe Kinome branch of McDonald’s re-opened as a much better, classier, family friendly branch of McDonald’s. The new branch has a McCafé by Barista and a Playland, McDonald’s hallmark free children’s play area. McDonaldsRead More →

Glass blowing at Matsumoto Shoyu Factory

Free factory soy sauce factory tour at Matsumoto Shoyu, Kawagoe Soy Sauce Factory tour Kawagoe Free Soy Factory Tour Kawagoe – Where in Kawagoe to bring a visiting famous Japanese food chef and author?  This is the question that faced me when I was bringing Fiona Uyema, Ireland’s leading Japanese food expertRead More →

In this article: the low down on Maruhiro – free play, roof top Ferris wheel (until 31.8.2019) and rides, video arcade, family facilities, kid friendly restaurant, cute animal shaped desserts, tax free shopping, special information for attending the Kawagoe Festivals with kids, and Lapland Santa! The post contains external (affiliate)Read More →