Oisezuka Park, Kawagoe Oisezuka Park is a small park in Kawagoe, but very close to Tsurugashima. It has a lovely well groomed open lawn that is great for a picnic and / or playing ball, chasing or blowing bubbles. :-Parts of the park are very picturesque and it is popularRead More →

Grape picking Sayama, Saitama. Sayama Grape season generally starts in August. What week in August depends largely on the fruit picking farm. The grape picking season is one of the shorter fruit picking seasons, generally finishing up in the middle of September. However, you can currently only buy directly fromRead More →

Kitamoto Children's park cherry blossoms

Kitamotoshi Kodomo Park 2012 to 2020! Kitamotoshi Kodomo Park is called Kitamoto Children’s Park in English. When I first wrote this blog post in 2012 I only had two children and they were both toddlers. Fast forward eight years and I now have four children aged between 5 and 10Read More →