Wai Wai Park – In the food court of Aeon (formerly Carrefour) in Sayama they have a play area for children. If you haven’t been there in more than six months, you might remember a broken down excuse of a play center called Yu Kids Ai land. However, they reformedRead More →

Online Reviews of HATSUNEYA GARDEN CAFE written by yours truly! Sophisticated café suited to a date, a coffee with friends or some tranquil and relaxing alone time. Local Guide Review on Google Maps: ​https://goo.gl/maps/nV8biizLBeu And from City-Cost.com: Chic cafe: A bit of piece and quiet in bustling Kawagoe One hundred andRead More →

Natural Cafe Sora Yoshimi

Natural Cafe Sora – Indoor / Outdoor child friendly restaurant with play areas The standard of restaurants and cafes is so high in Japan, that it is hard to find a restaurant that makes a strong indelible impression on me. Often it is only the unforgivably bad or exceptionally goodRead More →

Flystation Japan Information Share A JAPAN FIRST in Koshigaya, Saitama: Flystation Japan Flystation Japan – The first ever flystation indoor skydiving center in Japan will open by the end of March 2017 in Koshigaya Saitama. Soon we will have the rare opportunity to experience flying without  jumping out of a plane! The center usesRead More →

Setsubun

February 3rd is Setsubun in Japan, which marks the end of winter. People celebrate annually with traditional ceremonies in both homes and temples. A common tradition associated with this ancient festival is mamemaki or bean throwing. A lot of families carry out this fun tradition at home, but you can alsoRead More →

Stylish café, Warm ambiance, Delicious food and 3D Latte art… Everything about my experience at Café Chocotea today was positive and gratifying. From the minute I walked in, I got a really good vibe about the place. The decor is bright cozy rustic, the space is colourful and comfortable, theRead More →

Naritasan Kawagoe Betsuin Hongyoin Temple is a branch of the Naritasan Shinsoji Buddhist Temple of Narita, Chiba. It has a very interesting, but complex history with many layers of detail. The founder Ishikawa Tomegoro, with the financial backing of wealthy locals, restored what was previously the ruined Hongyoin Temple toRead More →

Things to do in Winter in Saitama – With the dry and sunny weather, January is a great month to be out and about in Saitama. The choice of winter-only activities is an added incentive to don some winter woollies and head out into the cold. We may not have muchRead More →

New Year Countdown events Tokyo Update 2019 / 2020 **This post was written in 2017, a republish of the original 2015 list, but the places listed here have New Year events every year** 2019: Timeout started doing a list a couple of years ago and that is why I stoppedRead More →

January is one of my favourite months in Japan.  It is one of the driest months of the year and probably the sunniest in Winter.  Between the weather and the festive atmosphere, as New Year’s is as big in Japan as Christmas is in Ireland,  Japan is a great placeRead More →