Category: Things to do in Saitama

Things to do in Saitama – There is a huge amount of things to do and places to go in Saitama. There are approximately 600 places and events included on this blog.

This is the master list of all the fun and interesting things you can do with children in Saitama. There are over 300 articles in this category. You will find Tokyo and other areas in the Kanto area and beyond in the drop down menu. You can also use the drop down boxes to see places in Saitama further categorized under headings such as “Parks & Playgrounds”, “Play / Fun Centres” “Museums and Educational” and so forth.

Things to do in Saitama: Events

The events are in the “Event Calendar“.

Saitama With Kids prides itself for being the first English language site to provide comprehensive information for key foreign holidays such as Halloween, Christmas and New Years. Saitama with Kids was also the first site to list the majority of places you can visit Santa in the English language.

Kona's Coffee

New branch of Kona’s Coffee opens | KAZO

A new branch of Kona’s Coffee Hawaiian Pancake House opened this month in Kazo City. There is a whole new development in the area where it opened: around Viva Home in the Shimotakayanagi area of Kazo. Kona’s Coffee is a Hawaiian style pancake and coffee house restaurant with branches all over Japan. The Kona’s Coffee aren’t particularly child friendly in […]

Rice Field Art and Ancient Lotus: Kodai Hasu No Sato | GYODA

Rice Field Art, Ancient Lotus, Cherry Blossoms, Observation Tower, Nature Hall, Winter Illumination and Park (with small playground) at Kodai Hasu no Sato in Gyoda The city of Gyoda was virtually unknown to foreign tourists just a decade ago. It wasn’t particularly popular among Japanese tourists either, until a number of events and discoveries put Gyoda firmly on the tourist’s […]

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 […]

Kawagoe 3D Trick Art Museum | KAWAGOE

You know your city gets the tourism seal of approval when they open a Trick Art Museum! All the great tourist cities have one; Odaiba, Takao, Atami, Karuizawa to name but a few. The most recent addition to the honor roll: Kawagoe. The Kawagoe Trick Art Museum, at the crossroads of Fudanotsuji, was opened in April of this year. It […]

Ishihara Mokkokan – cafe and retro showroom | KAWAGOE

Ishihara Mokkokan is a small mall of eateries and galleries near the Penny Candy Alley area of Kawagoe. Despite its location it is somewhat off the beaten track and mainly enjoyed by locals. There are two reasons for this. One is that it is not on many of the tourist / history walking maps for Kawagoe. The other is that […]

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 […]

Totoro at Kurosuke House in Sayama hills tokorozawa

Visiting Totoro at the house of Kurosuke | TOKOROZAWA

Seen as today is the 10 year anniversary of Saitama With Kids, I wanted to get at least one post out of the dozens of unpublished drafts! Visiting Kurosuke’s House in the Totoro Forests was one of our favourite days out so far this year (2018). I previously wrote how we visited the Totoro Forests when the Totoro house was […]

Cafe Pruisto

New quirky and trendy cafe “Puisto” in Moomin Valley | HANNO

Cafe Puisto in Tove Jansson’s Akebono Children’s Forest Park, aka Moomin Valley, which will continue to be the free part of the Metsa Moomin Theme Park opening sometime in the near future… Once upon a time there was a untainted secret children’s forest in the lush hills of Hanno. Some bloggers, myself included, tried to unveil its charms to whomever […]

Mahoba no Mori Ueno skybridge Forest adventure ueno

Forest adventure Ueno and Mahoba No Mori | GUNMA

Just over the Saitama border, in the stunning and tranquil district of Tano, the Mahoba No Mori campsite and Forest Adventure Ueno are perched unobtrusively on the side of a lush mountain.  A formidable skybridge, an attraction in itself, links one mountain top to another, giving quick and easy access to Kawawa Natural Park, the Fujido caves and a fun […]