Category: Fujimi

>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 […]

Katsusehara Memorial Park: enclosed playground close to station | FUJIMI

Small local park suited to kids with cherry blossoms Tobu Tojo Line Katsusehara Memorial park in Fujimi is a great park for hanami (cherry blossom picnic) and play dates with toddlers. It was one of my favourite parks for meeting my own friends for a good chat when all four of my kids were under six. The main reason is […]

Place Review: Studio Cafe Zoo Adventure | FUJIMI

Studio Cafe Zoo Adventure This is my go-to cafe for a bit of break from the kids, while with the kids. It is one of the few places I know that allow children play unsupervised, unless they are 3 years old or under. The play area is sectioned off from the cafe area, but it is clearly visible. You can […]

Children’s shoe fitting in Lalaport | FUJIMI

Shoe Fitting Saitama – I remember the joy of finding a Clarks shoe shop in Tokyo, Omotesando, only to find out that they don’t do the children’s range in Japan. Like so many Irish (and British?) I grew up, figuratively and literally, in Clarks shoes! I wanted to be able to give my children the same start in life with […]

Mamas Club Theater at Toho Cinemas, Lalaport | FUJIMI

Another first that the new Lalaport has brought for West Saitama, is that of a “Mamas’ Club Theatre”. Twice a month on the 3rd floor of Lalaport, Fujimi, in the Toho Cinemas, they have a special baby and toddler friendly showing of a movie. The movie is shown at 9.30am in their biggest theatre, screen 1, with lights on and volume down. […]

Steam Locomotive Cafe in Lalaport | FUJIMI

Steam Locomotive Cafe One of the many fun and unique attractions of Lalaport in Fujimi is the Steam Locomotive Cafe on the 3rd floor. The cafe, which is also a train shop, features a number of different model railway towns and a plarail display. You can enjoy the displays as you eat your lunch or have a coffee (see the video […]

Team Lab Islands | Lalaport Fujimi

Little Miss 2 year old chases the turtle she coloured, in an aquarium of children’s art, in the first picture below ⬇. This is a sketch aquarium where children colour pictures of sea life that are then scanned and projected onto a wall display. It is a virtual sea where the fish the kids coloured in can swim. Just one of the unique […]

Japan’s 1st Lego School and Store

Japan’s 1st lego school, an after school education programme, opened in Lalaport, Fujimi, last month. The “school” runs a number of different programmes, by age group. A lesson costs 3,000 yen. Next door is the lego store.  The lego store sells lego sets as well as individual pieces by a pick and mix option. There are two small play tables and […]

Hina Matsuri Displays. At a heritage house

Post 4 in a series of posts about where you can view traditional Hina Matsuri Doll displays in Japan.  These dolls may not be to the level of the Konosu Bikkuri Hina Matsuri pyramid displays, but they are  pretty and come with their own history.  They were taken at Nanbata Castle Park and Resource centre, a historical and cultural centre, park and heritage house in […]

News for Saitama. Children’s castle, Railway museum and LALAPORT

There are quite a few things to look forward to in the New Year in Saitama. For example, Kawagoe’s kodomo no shiro (children’s castle) will reopen for business on January 4th, after 2 months of renovations. The new LALAPORT in Fujimi City is on schedule to open March 31st. And rumour has it the work of expanding the railway museum in […]