Saitama with kids is 10 years old today (June 14th 2018). 💖Thank you so much for your continued support 💖
Saitama With Kids. The blog and I! Updated in 2018.
A foreign wife to a Japanese man, living in rural Japan. An outdoor loving, adventure seeking Stay-At-Home-Mother (and occasional WAHM!) to four beautiful children, aged between 3 and 8 years old.
insaitama.com is a not-for-profit blog, providing free information in English to people living in and/or travelling to Saitama. There are sponsored Google Adverts since 2016 and the Amazon Affiliate Program* was added on June 9th 2017. However, they do not “make” money, but contribute (marginally) to the costs of self-hosting a blog.*As of June 9th 2017, Insaitama.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.co.jp In 2008 I decided I wanted to write about life in Saitama, so I started this blog as “Days of Our Lives Japan”. Yes, I know, I cringe at the name now too! I never really did do much with it until 2012. While on bed rest with my 3rd child, I decided I wanted to showcase all the wonderful play areas that are available in the prefecture of Saitama. That concept and desire have remained, but the blog and its name have continued to undergo changes (hopefully improvements!) over the years. When I started this blog there was very little, almost zero, information in English about this prefecture, even though we are right beside Tokyo. However, there is a wealth of information in Japanese about all the incredible things families can do, see and experience in Saitama. One thing I really enjoy doing, no matter how busy I am, is finding new places and then visiting with my children. When I have time I then showcase them here. I want to share the information so that other English-speaking parents know more about the vast and diverse range of play areas available in Saitama and its surrounding prefectures. I have been to over 500 play areas or tourist attractions in the last 8.5 years and there are still places to discover…