Camping Gunma Hisuruma Campsite Shibukawa Gunma

Camping Gunma – Our 2019 Golden Week Camping trip and first tent pitch of the year brought us completely off the beaten path to a rural campsite. We “camp” monthly, but during the early spring, late Autumn and throughout winter we stay in log cabins or trailers rather than theRead More →

summer in Saitama 2020

Summer in Saitama 2020 – Things are a lot different this summer in the shadow of the Coronavirus outbreak. For one, summer holidays are much shorter for most people, whether you are a child or an adult. Then of course there is the fact that the majority of our belovedRead More →

Kinomura Camp Tokigawa

This is one post I am particularly happy to be bringing you! We have been trying to stay at Kinomura Camp in Tokigawa for the last five years. However, as it is extremely popular we have never been able to secure a booking for a date we wanted. This year,Read More →

Suzumegawa sabo dam tokigawa

Five year old really wanted to play in some water today. However, most of the water play areas in parks are closed on account of the Coronavirus. It was a blessing in disguise, because instead we went to a Suzumegawa Sabo Dam park with a natural river. My favorite kind!Read More →

Greenpark Fukiware Numata Gunma Riverside Campsite

Greenpark Fukiware is a riverside and forest campsite near the Fukiware falls in Numata, Gunma. The geography and set up of the camping grounds make it suitable for all year round camping. In winter there is snow play, spring brings the cherry blossoms, summer water play and in Autumn theRead More →

golden week 2020 Japan tokyo free tokyo

Golden Week 2020 Japan – This year Golden Week will be unlike any other we’ve ever experienced. With the whole country under a State of Emergency for the whole period of Golden Week what will it mean for Golden Week 2020 in Japan? Update April 24th: Hours after this postRead More →

Virtual tours nemophila chiba Japan

Do you like to plan outings in advance? Had you plans for this month (April) that came to a sudden halt with the onset of Coronavirus? Maybe you were supposed to be travelling overseas? Or domestically? Was there a concert you were supposed to go to or a get togetherRead More →

The Otaki Ice festival, illuminated Misotsuchi Icicles in 2021 – One of the most famous, and beautiful, winter scenes of Saitama is at the Otaki Ice Festival in Chichibu. The Misotsuchi Icicles are the only naturally formed icicles of the three Great icicles of Chichibu.  The icicles of Misotsuchi are litRead More →

Misato Halloween events japan

Halloween Events in the Greater Tokyo area – In the spirit of Halloween, I’ve decided to take the 2015 mummified Halloween round up out of the doldrums and give it new life, a monster version, for the 2019 Rugby World Cup (COYBIG). Enjoy a Japanese Halloween event in the greaterRead More →

June Saitama things to do in the rainy season in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

June Saitama ~ it maybe rainy season, but there’s no need for that to rain on your parade! Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, things are quite different this year, with several events cancelled. But if everything goes according to plan the stay home will be lifted on June 1st.Read More →