Buckwheat at the Arakawa Roadside Station

Arakawa Roadside Station is a rest area in the Arakawa Hino area of Chichibu. The area is also known as the Hino Sightseeing Plantation Village. Attractions within and around the roadside station include fruit picking, nature museum, flowers, playground, restaurant, shopping, hot spring and steam locomotive! And in September theRead More →

Kadokawa Culture Museum Tokorozawa

Part of the Kadokawa Musashino Museum opened at the Tokorozawa Sakura Town yesterday Saturday August 1st 2020. Initial reviews are excellent. I was supposed to go to the pre-opening myself, but due to the Coronavirus outbreak I opted out. For now, just sharing information until such time that I canRead More →

Virtual gallery tour of MOMAS

Virtual Gallery Tour Saitama – If you didn’t get a chance to come to Japan this year, maybe you even had to cancel a booked trip, you are probably feeling like you lost out. There is no real way to make up for that, but thanks to an increase ofRead More →

The obseration tower of the peace museum of saitama at sunset

Peace Museum of Saitama, Iwadono area of Higashimatsuyama The Peace Museum of Saitama (埼玉県平和資料館 in Japanese) is set in the lush tranquil hills of Iwadono in Higashimatsuyama. The area of Iwadono is part of the vast 4,638 hectare “Prefectural Hiki Nature Park” . If you’ve ever been to the SaitamaRead More →

The Moomin Valley Diorama at Kokemus Exhibition space Metsa Hanno Saitama Saitama with kids

I’ve been itching to share our adventures at Moomin Valley Park. Yesterday was a precursor with information about the Umbrella Sky Project. Today, a teaser with information about just one attraction – the Kokemus Exhibition Facility. Moomin Valley Park (in Metsa) Moomin Valley Park is the part you pay intoRead More →

ALIT

ALIT stands for Art / Archives, Library, Information and Tea. It is essentially a tea museum. And one of only a handful of tea museums in Japan, or even the world. The tea exhibits and related maybe the main part of the museum, but there is a lot more toRead More →

Omiya Park museum

Located in Omiya Park, the Saitama Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore is made up of three main parts: the exhibits, crafting and a free outdoor play area. This article concentrates on the latter two which do not have a cover charge to enter, and the free exhibits. The exhibitRead More →

Pork buns nikuman chukaman museum

New Open: Chukaman Museum ~ free nikuman factory tour information share The “Only in Saitama” series continues with Saitama’s latest free factory tour. The Chukaman Museum is a Nikuman (pork buns) Factory tour in Iruma. It is the first, and currently only, museum of its type in the whole ofRead More →

tokorozawa aviation museum

Tokorozawa aviation museum (所沢航空発祥記念館 in Japanese) is in one corner of the engaging Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park. It is very easy to spot thanks to the hangar shaped design of the building and the airplane out front. Update April 2020: the Tokorozawa Aviation Museum is temporarily closed due to theRead More →

Toyama Memorial Museum

Congratulations to Kawajima Town and the Toyama Memorial Museum for the designation of the old Toyama residence as an important cultural property of the country. This is one that is close to my heart as the very first place I visited after moving in to my new home in SaitamaRead More →