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 →

Iris and hydrangea Ageo Maruyama Park 2021 Saitama

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 →

Kitamoto Children's park cherry blossoms

Kitamoto Children’s Park aka Kitamotoshi Kodomo Koen 2012 to 2024! Kitamoto Children’s Park is the English name for Kitamotoshi Kodomo Koen, but the latter is on Google Maps as the English name. I use both throughout this post so they are searchable. When I first wrote this blog post inRead More →