Sayama Ski Resort in 2019

Sayama Ski Resort, Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture – an indoor Ski and kids snow park near Tokyo that transforms into an indoor water slider park in summer! Summer at Sayama Ski Resort Water Fes Summer 2022 Since the Sayama Ski Resort reopened in Autumn 2020 there have been quite a fewRead More →

playground miyoshino shrine kawagoe

Miyoshino Shrine, Kawagoe 三芳野神社、川越- 日本語 Miyoshino Shrine The Miyoshino shrine features in a famed traditional song (Warabe uta) that is known by Japanese people all over Japan. The song name is “Tooryanse”. As such, the shrine is much beloved by many, particularly the proud locals. A monument was erected toRead More →

A monkey in a hot spring in Saitama Prefecture for a Monkey onsen event all winter

Information for the small, but reasonably priced Chikozan Park Zoo in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture. Also included: information for the animal onsen – monkeys and capybaras – each winter at the zoo. With the excellent Saitama Children’s Zoo practically on our doorstep, we rarely need to go to other zoos.Read More →

Tove Jansson Akebono children's forest moomin valley park with puisto in the background

Night light up, Christmas events and general information for Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest (formerly Moomin Valley) in Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture near Tokyo. Last update 2022.11.30. Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest Once nicknamed “Moomin House” and now known as “Mushroom House” the quirky building pictured below is one of threeRead More →