Ageo Santa Higashimatsuyama Santa Sakado Maruhiro

Ageo Santa – The real Santa Claus from Lapland (Finland) is visiting the 4th floor of Maruhiro in Ageo on Saturday December 14th 2019 at 3 pm. In previous years it cost 300 yen to meet and greet Santa Claus and get a present of sweets from him, but since last yearRead More →

ario athletic

Ario Athletic Pop up play area On Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd there will be a pop up play area in Ario in Ageo. The pop up is a giant athletic bouncing castle. Kids between the ages of three and twelve years old can play on the ArioRead More →

Ageo Cherry Blossom Festival

The Ageo Cherry Blossom Festival is held in two different locations in Ageo. One is the grounds of the Ageo Bunka (Culture) center and the other is Maruyama park. When my kids were toddlers Maruyama park was one of our favourites for “hanami”, picnicking under a blooming tree, both forRead More →

ageo illumination

Ageo Illumination 2019 / 2020 ~ Last year in 2019 for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Ageo city, the annual night light displays was bigger than ever. This year the illumination is only around the station. Last for the anniversary they also had illumination at the city’s twoRead More →

Saitama Ice Arena Ice skating Seibu

Since its opening just a few short years ago, Saitama Ice Arena in Ageo (which replaced the old prefectural rink in Kawagoe) offers special discount prices on Saitama Day. Saitama Day or Prefecturaly Day or Saitama Prefecture day is on the 14th of November every year. A number of specialRead More →

ageo doro inkyo mud festival

The Hirakata Gion Doroinkyo Mud Festival is not only an “Only in Japan” festival, it is an “Only one of its kind” festival. Due to the uniqueness, illustriousness and rarity of this special event it has been designated an intangible folk cultural asset by Saitama Prefecture. It is held annually onRead More →

ageo summer festival from the official Ageo Tourism website

Mikoshi are carried around the streets of Ageo for the Ageo Summer Festival held annually in the middle of July. There are also other festival events and celebrations held over the two days. On the 13th the Mikoshi are carried around 8 districts in Ageo. On the 14th they areRead More →

saitama water park saitama pools summer

Saitama Water Park Summer Pools in Ageo will be open from July 13th to 15th and then from July 20th to September 1st daily. All images from the official website. Saitama Water Park Hours: July 13th to 15th and August 16th to September 1st from 9 am to 5 pm.Read More →

Namco Asobi Park

UPDATE 2018 CLOSED FOR BUSINESS Namco Asobi Park – Namco may still be best known as a game developer, but in recent years they actually operate as game centre and amusement park providers.  Over the last few years Namco play and amusement centres have been popping up all over Japan.Read More →

fireworks in saitama koshigaya fireworks ageo fireworks

Ageo fireworks are one of the 10 largest firework displays in Saitama. Approximately 10,000  fireworks will be launched, including “shakudama” 尺玉 which are the largest sized shells. There are starmines as well as fireworks with celebratory messages for birthdays, marriage and good results in tests. These fireworks attract about 160,000Read More →