Category: SPORTS

Sakado Summer Seasonal Pool

The local outdoor seasonal pool | SAKADO

High on our long list of “must do” during the summer holidays in Japan is visit the local seasonal pool. This year we spent most of our summer holidays in Ireland. We only have a week of Japanese summer to cram in our favorite #summerinjapan things to do. Today was the perfect opportunity to tick “seasonal pool” off our list […]

Sports Authority Climbing

Even toddlers can climb at Sports Authority | KAWAGOE

Sports Authority Climbing Walls – Bouldering gyms and climbing walls have been popping up all over Japan in the last year. Within Saitama too. In Kawagoe, the number of bouldering gyms and climbing walls have tripled in the last three years. The one I have found best value for money and most family friendly is the climbing wall in Sports […]

Su Lab, the Kendama Cafe and Shop | KAWAGOE

I was ecstatic in the fleeting belief that I had made a really special new “find” today. My bubble was soon burst, when a quick search revealed that it wasn’t as much a new find rather than the good fortune to stumble upon a well established and celebrated speciality café. But while I may not be “breaking news” it still is […]

Monolith: Bouldering gym with kids wall | KAWAGOE

Monolith Kawagoe “Great indoor location for a half day of climbing fun for the family” Located on the border of Kawajima Town on route 254, Monolith, Kawagoe’s newest bouldering gym, opened about 18 months ago. It has enjoyed a regular trade since the very beginning. One of the appeals of this gym for me is that the staff are very friendly and helpful. I […]

Saitama Sakura

Cherry blossoms and Swimming School | HIGASHIMATSUYAMA

Swimming School Saitama: Beautiful cherry trees + cleanest pool water in the prefecture! Higashimatsuyama Swimming School Saitama – When we were starting our oldest in swimming classes we looked at a number of pools in the Ageo – Kawagoe – Hiki district – Higashimatsuyama area of Saitama. We settled on one of the swimming schools in Higashimatsuyama. There are two […]

Flystation Japan opening soon | KOSHIGAYA

Flystation Japan Information Share A JAPAN FIRST in Koshigaya, Saitama: Flystation Japan Flystation Japan – The first ever flystation indoor skydiving center in Japan will open by the end of March 2017 in Koshigaya Saitama. Soon we will have the rare opportunity to experience flying without  jumping out of a plane! The center uses a vertical wind-tunnel for skydiving simulation of falling at about 200 […]

10 Winter Play Spots in Saitama, commutable from Tokyo

Things to do in Winter in Saitama – With the dry and sunny weather, January is a great month to be out and about in Saitama. The choice of winter-only activities is an added incentive to don some winter woollies and head out into the cold. We may not have much (if any) snowfall, but you can still ski and play […]

Free climbing fun for kids at Kitamoto Children’s Centre | KITAMOTO

We’ve been spending a bit of time at the Kitamoto Children’s Centre this summer, as it is a great space for a bit of psychical activity as well as quiet play time. My older kids particularly love the climbing wall here, which is free to use once the kids are supervised. This review was originally shared on City-Cost.com: Kitamoto Children’s […]

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 […]

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 […]