We’ve been hanging out in Shiroyama park quite a lot recently. Thanks to the Family Walker magazine featuring the new piece of playground equipment (pictured) and suggesting it as a hanami location. We had visited a few times in the past, but it didn’t make an impression. It does now. The timing was convenient, too.
100 caves of Yoshimi, luminous moss and a world war II factory site: a country designated historical site home to a national natural treasure. And home to Koropokkuru. One of our first adventures this year (2015), brought us to the hundred caves of Yoshimi, a country designated historical site. It
Post 4 in a series of posts about where you can view traditional Hina Matsuri Doll displays in Japan. These dolls may not be to the level of the Konosu Bikkuri Hina Matsuri pyramid displays, but they are pretty and come with their own history. They were taken at Nanbata Castle Park and Resource centre,
Dolls festival – Japan’s largest dolls festival pyramid display “Konosu Doll Pyramid” in Konosu, Saitama Prefecture, is just a short bullet train (shinkansen) ride from Tokyo. The dolls are displayed in the mall at the station. Dolls festival The doll festival is celebrated on March 3rd, annually, for girl’s day
Here some photos of the hina matsuri doll display at the maternity and paediatrician practise we attend in Fujimi City. These dolls of an Emperor and Empress are displayed from early February to Girls Day on March 3rd. For more information and easy crafts for young children to do with Hina
You can see displays for the doll’s festivals in many places throughout Japan at the moment. Here is one of the displays at my children’s preschool, shown with the 5 year old’s handmade origami paper Emperor and Empress dolls. For more information on and craft ideas for young children for
You can currently see plenty of halloween displays, food and goods for sale all over Japan, often in the least expected places, but the peak of Halloween is almost over. Halloween goods are sold as early as the end of August in Japan, but they also come off the shelves earlier than expected.
The summer water park at Seibu Amusement Park opened early in July. The night pool will open on select dates from July 15th. Seibu amusement park and its seasonal pools, beer garden and fireworks are popular with locals and even people commuting from Tokyo and further afield too. Hours: 9am to 5pm until