Kawagoe with kids Sayama Municipal Museum

Sayama City Museum, Saitama, is a municipal museum in Sayama Inariyama Park on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line.  They tend to host a lot of travelling exhibits suitable or designed for children, especially during spring and summer break. We have been to many of their exhibits over the years and (with theRead More →

Imanishi strawberry picking farm Yoshimi

Strawberry picking in Yoshimi Town, Saitama Prefecture. Yoshimi town is well regarded for strawberry picking. In fact, according to the Prefectural website, Yoshimi is number one for strawberries in Saitama. Winter / Spring strawberry picking is popular for family and school outings in Japan from February through May. However, someRead More →

Guinea pigs as hina dolls! At Sayama Chikozan Park Zoo

Information for the small, but affordable Chikozan Park Zoo in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture. Also included: information for the animal onsen – monkeys and capybaras – each winter at the zoo. In addition, information for the Hina Dolls Display, Guinea Pig version! With the excellent Saitama Children’s Zoo practically onRead More →

Tove Jansson Akebono children's forest moomin valley park with puisto in the background

Night light up, Christmas events, Stargazing parties and general information for Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest (formerly Moomin Valley) in Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture near Tokyo. Last update 2024.02.15. Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest Once nicknamed “Moomin House” and now known as “Mushroom House” the quirky building pictured below is oneRead More →

autumn leaves maruyama park ageo

Ageo Maruyama park is frequently listed in Saitama’s top 3 list of family parks. It is personally one of my favorites.  I love that although the park is big, it isn’t massive. Furthermore, there is so much to do and see that you can spend a full day there. Moreover, it isRead More →