Hemulin's playground Moomin Valley Park Metsa

Hemulin’s Playground at Moomin Valley Park. Moomin Valley Park is one of the two key areas of Metsa, a Finnish theme park in Hanno, Saitama. Moomin Valley Park has an entry fee, but it is a reasonable at 1,500 yen per person. The other area of the resort is MetsaRead More →

Kawamoto Sun Green Park

Kawamoto Sun Green Park in Fukaya is a quirky little park with some fun attractions. It is beside the Saitama Prefecture Agricultural “Norin” park. They are separated by a road, but within walking distance of each other. The area is particularly pretty at this time of year while the sakuraRead More →

Musashi no Mura Kazo Saitama

Musashi No Mura is an ideal amusement park for small children. They have a really good selection of amusements that are child friendly.  There is also an area with farm animals and and an option to horse ride. You can pick fruits at certain times of year and in summerRead More →

Edo Wonderland

Edo Wonderland, Nikko City, Tochigi There are many reasons why people become interested in Japan. For me, my interest started when I was very little, but it was reading James Clavell’s Shogun as a prepubescent girl that really ignited the passion and desire to visit this illustrious country. Further toRead More →

In this article: the low down on Maruhiro – free play, roof top Ferris wheel (until 31.8.2019) and rides, video arcade, family facilities, kid friendly restaurant, cute animal shaped desserts, tax free shopping, special information for attending the Kawagoe Festivals with kids, and Lapland Santa! The post contains external (affiliate)Read More →

Snow Park Kingdom Seibu Amusement Park

Seibu’s Snow Kingdom was discontinued in 2018 and replaced with an outdoor seasonal ice rink. However, at the end of 2019 they reintroduced parts of the Snow park with the ice rink and some new features too. Up to date information for 2020: Snow Kingdom Saitama – Where can my kidsRead More →

yaezakura gunma

Ikaho Green’s Farm Ikaho Green’s farm has a very good reputation and most people who go to it give it a good review. However, while I liked it and we really enjoyed ourselves, I found it to be more expensive than most farms in the Kita-Kanto (Northern area of GreaterRead More →

Spocha, Round1 Ageo – I’ve been talking favourites on the Facebook page this week and today’s showcase is very much up there on the best of the best list. Indeed, Kids Spo-cha is actually my children’s favourite indoor play area in the whole of Saitama. I love it, because it isRead More →

Winter Illumination Tobu Zoo Every year Tobu Zoo puts on a fantastic night illumination show for the winter months. This year, 2015, it starts on the 31st of October and will run until the 14th of February. The park uses smoke, light and music to add to the ambience ofRead More →

Metsa Moomin Theme Park – For regular readers, you probably already know from my blog that Saitama has a free, small, Moomin-esque park in Hanno City. However, you may not yet have heard about the deal that has been signed to open an amusement park, METSA, at Lake Miyazawa inRead More →