Togetsuen Satsukiya Komugisou Nishi Ku Saitama (47) (2)

Komugisou is just one cafe at Togetsuen – Peach Moon Garden – a cafe theme park in “a forest of horses and art” in Saitama City Komugisou is just one of four cafes at Togetsuen. Togetsuen is so completely different to anything I’ve written about to date. It both excitesRead More →

Namco Asobi Park

UPDATE 2018 CLOSED FOR BUSINESS 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.Read More →

Update 2018 – unfortunately Kids US Land Higashimatsuyama Closed on August 31st 2018 Play Center Higashimatsuyama – We are largely an outdoor family, but there are times of the year that we relish indoor play. By and large, summer is spent indoors, first to avoid the rain, then to escapeRead More →

**Update on Baby Cafe Hoppe Kawagoe in June 2018** Regrettably Baby Cafe Hoppe Kawagoe has closed permanently Today’s adventure brought us to the newest “Oyaka” (Parent and child) cafe, HOPPE, in Kawagoe, which only opened last year (2015). In essence it is really a Mother and baby / toddler cafe and itRead More →

This branch has closed permanently **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 thatRead More →

Saitama’s first oyako (parent and child) restaurant Coccolo has closed permanently. There is a wonderful 親子 (oyako = parent and child) restaurant in the Ito Yokado near the Saitama Shintoshin Station, East exit. The play area is free for children of dining customers. The play area includes a large ballRead More →