Review of Fukurou No Mori, glamping style barbecue and outdoor cafe with dog run in scenic Ranzan Valley Fukurou no Mori, an outdoor cafe and barbecue site with dog run in Ranzan, celebrated its one year anniversary this month. Last year I shared the official website information about the openingRead More →

Ranzan Valley Barbecue Site

Review of and information for the Ranzan Valley BBQ Area on the Tsuki River. This post has been updated several times to reflect the significant changes at Ranzan Valley Barbecue, effective since 2021. Ranzan Valley barbecue area is a popular riverside day camp destination in the scenic area of theRead More →

rugby festival 2019 saitama rugby world cup

On Sunday June 2nd the annual rugby festival is on in the Kumagaya Sports and Culture Park. It will take place from 10 am to 4 pm. It is presented by the Saitama Institute Rugby Football Union and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games/Rugby World Cup 2019 Saitama Prefecture Promotion Committee. WithRead More →

rugby world cup pop up museum

There is a rugby world cup pop up museum travelling around Saitama during the month of May. The museum will visit several different locations in Saitama prefecture during the period. It is just a small pop up displaying the world cup uniforms, some photo props and informational exhibits, including aRead More →

railway town omiya

Railway Town Omiya – Railway Town Omiya hosts 2019 Railway Fair. The festival is held in the JR East Omiya Yard. Omiya is considered a railway town. Not only because of the number of train lines and marshaling and railway yards in the city, but also because of the incredibleRead More →

Gu choki pan

Gu Choki Pan ~ a small but quaint bakery, and picturesque garden in golf country Hatoyama. Gu Choki Pa is the Japanese for Rock, Paper, Scissors. Instead of Pa, the owner wittily used pan for her delightful picture perfect boulangerie and natural garden in a rural area of the HikiRead More →