Category: SPLASH / WADING / PADDLING POOL

Musashi no Mura Kazo Saitama

Musashi No Mura Amusement Park | KAZO

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 summer they have pools, a water play park, beetles and snow […]

Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park | TOKOROZAWA

Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park is one of Saitama’s better known attractions. It has been around for a long time and given its proximity to Tokyo and other popular tourist areas, it has always enjoyed a steady flow of customers and great reviews. It is a great place for a family day out, especially on a fine day, but it is […]

Pedal car at kazo hanasaki park santa kazo

Water play and pedal cars at Hanasaki Water Park | KAZO

Kazo Hanasaki Water Park made quite an impression on me. It isn’t a huge park, but there is a lot to do in the relatively small area. So much so, I recommend it as one of those parks that it is worth a journey to, even just once. That is, if you are in Saitama! POOLS AND BIKES There are two […]

Summer in Isanuma Park | Kawagoe

Isanuma park in Kawagoe is a popular spot with locals. It also attracts professional photographers and bird lovers from further afar, who come to capture the wildlife on the lake. It is not a big park, but it has good facilities for its size. In summer, the trees of the wood and its position by a river and lake make it a little cooler than […]

Kamiya Park Play&Sports ground + Skateboarding | Kounosu

Ever wondered if skateboarding is legal (and safe!) in Saitama? The good news is yes and yes. And one place you can enjoy skateboarding in Saitama is Kamiya Park in Kounosu, which has a designated skateboard park. This multi-use park has a number of sporting facilities, it even has a stadium. The best part: it also has a brand new […]

Japan’s longest rose tunnel at Heisei no Mori | KAWAJIMA

Heisei no Mori is a park in West Saitama in a town that has recently become better known, due to its exit on the Ken-o Expressway.  Kawajima town, also referred to as Kawashima town,  is beside the cities of Sakado, Kawagoe,  Higashimatsuyama and Okegawa. The park has started to make its mark and become more popular and famous due to its […]

Besshonuma Park, Urawa, Saitama City

Besshonuma Park, Minami Ward, Saitama City I read an article on the DailyPost with suggestions for surviving NaBloPoMo. One of them was plagiarise yourself. Duly noted and executing that suggestion in this post! Not a particularly exciting post and far from detailed, but I like to give the good parks of Saitama a searchable link in English and seen as today […]

Choice of play at Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA

Places to go in Saitama With Kids: Shinrin Park, Namegawa Shinrin park (also known as Musashi Kyuryo National Goverment Park) is vast, 304 hectares to be precise. To put that in perspective; 65 times the size of Tokyo Dome! There is an entrance fee for children over the age of 6 and parking is charged, but it is well worth the money as […]

Hidaka Sougou Park | HIDAKA

The Japanese sougou 総合 is used to indicate a multi-purpose park and that is exactly what Hidaka Sougou park is. The park is free in, with free parking.  Here is some of the attractions it has to offer. Playground This playground was installed in March 2013, replacing a wooden athletic playground.  Now it is a colourful combination equipment playground that […]

Parks with Waterplay in the Greater Tokyo Area | K-A International Mothers in Japan

My latest contribution to the KA Japan website; kajapan.org. A round of parks where the kidlets can play with water in the Greater Tokyo Area, which includes Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama. via Parks with Water Play in the Greater Tokyo Area | K-A International Mothers in Japan. PREVIEW: Summer has started and the heat is already on! Thankfully, there is […]