Category: Ageo

Namco Asobi Park

Meru chan and pedal cars at Namco Asobi Park | AGEO

Namco Asobi Park – Namco may still be best known as a game developer, but in recent years they actually operate as game centre and amusement park providers.  Over the last few years Namco play and amusement centres have been popping up all over Japan. Thankfully, one of their most recent additions is in Saitama. Namco Asobi Park Ageo On […]

>60 Privately Run Indoor Play / Fun / Amusement Centers in Saitama

Indoor Play Center Saitama – A list of 65 of the Play / Fun / Amusement Centers (excluding Jidokan community play centers) in the prefecture of Saitama. **I have no affiliation to any of these companies, nor do I receive any reward or benefit for sharing their information. Insaitama.com is a not-for-profit blog. The ads you see on the blog […]

Niko Niko Garden Renewal Open in Festa | AGEO

Niko niko garden in Festa Ageo in the Value Plaza Value Plaza Ageo is an old style department store and walking into it you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d gone through a time slip to the 1980s. It is a cold and stark building, both indoors and out. And first impressions would likely put you off. The same can be said […]

Summer pools at Saitama Water Park | AGEO

*From our Facebook page Saitama With Kids* This Saturday one of the many summer water parks opening their doors for the summer season is the prefectural water park: Saitama Suijo Koen. The pools will be open daily until August 31st. Hours: From 9 am on Saturday July 16th. They close at 6 pm until the 16th of August and 5 […]

Family and kid play area【Spo-cha】in Round1 Stadium|Ageo

Spocha, Ageo – I’ve been talking favourites on the Facebook page this week and today’s showcase is very much up there on the best of the best list. Indeed, Kids Spo-cha is actually my children’s favourite indoor play area in the whole of Saitama. I love it, because it is part of the regular Spo-cha so even adults can play. An added […]

A new kid’s cafe in Saitama: Pomme Cafe, Ario in Ageo

**This post was initially posted on my blogger in September 2015.** I remember desperately searching for an “oyako” (parent and child) restaurant when my eldest was a baby. I was utterly disappointed to find the nearest and possibly ONLY kid’s cafe in Saitama at that time was in Omiya. Not so close to where I live. Fast forward 6 years […]

Mama Smile Making Mama Smile UPDATED

Update Summer 2016. Mama Smile was in Ario as a “pop-up” play centre. I regret to inform you it has now closed.  🙁     My Tuesday feature during the month of NaBloPoMo could win the cheesiest title award; “Choose-day”, EEK!! Showcasing a place of my choice in Saitama.  Today, it is one of my favourite play centres for the wee […]

Halloween Event in Ageo this weekend

A new Halloween event in Ageo. The Ageo mascots Ari-kun and Rio-chan will dress up in costume and put on an Halloween performance. Come in fancy dress and parade with them. There are three parades on the day; midday, 2pm and 4pm. Ario events tend to draw crowds, so arrive early to avoid disappoint. The gathering point is at the […]

New Ice-cream Shop at Enomoto Farm on Popular Cycle course | AGEO

Enomoto Farm in Ageo is frequently mentioned in guide books to Saitama with small children, due to the selection of bikes and push along toys kids can play with for free.  In more recent years, it also features in cycling magazines as a suitable place to rest and refresh on the Arakawa cycle course route.  Its most famous acclaim is its […]

Saitama’s #1 free children’s centre? Kodomo No Shiro | AGEO

Kodomo no Shiro Ageo – Saitama has a large number of superb free children’s (community/ play) centres, called jidokan or jido centre “jidose” (児童館・児童センター). Many mothers agree that Ageo’s kodomo-no-shiro, “children’s castle”, is among the best. In terms of size, equipment and diversity, I would personally rank it as number 1. My children go regularly and they have never tired […]