Saitama Space Museum

Saitama Municipal Youth Astronomical Museum aka the Saitama Space Museum (Urawa, Saitama City).さいたま市青少年宇宙科学館 It’s spring break in Japan.  It is also end of school year.  Traffic tends to increase and queues lengthen, but there are still some hidden gems that evade the chaos. Saitama’s space museum, or officially the SaitamaRead More →

On this the 50th anniversary of the Shinkansen (bullet train), October 1st 2014, it seems fitting to introduce one of Saitama’s top attractions.  Japan’s second largest train / Railway Museum, in Omiya,  鉄道博物館. It is known locally as Omiya train museum and as Saitama railway museum nationwide. Whatever you chose to call itRead More →

Putting out a simulated fire at Saitama Prefectural Learning Disaster Center in Konosu

Disaster Prevention Day and Disaster Training centers, Saitama Japan 2020. One could say this whole year has been a disaster. And we certainly couldn’t have foreseen what this year had in store for us. Prevention? Yes, we could have done better to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, but hindsightRead More →