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 […]
Konosu City, Saitama – Find places to go and things to do in Konosu City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Located in the North of Saitama prefecture Konosu City is famous for a number of reasons. Possibly the best known is the fireworks display which holds the Guinness World Record for the largest firework ever lauched. You can find information about that fireworks display as well as many other points of interest and play areas in Konosu in this category on Saitama With Kids.
Konosu Fireworks Display on the event calendar (updated annually). General information about the annual fireworks display is here. Another seasonal festival that is very popular is the Cosmos Festival.
The Bikkuri Hina Dolls’ Display is Japan’s tallest pyramid of hina matsuri (doll’s festival). You can find more information and some photos here.
One of a few public skateboard parks in Saitama is located in the city. You will find useful information on this blog post.
It is also home to a really interesting and unique Disaster Training centre where you can experience an earthquake, typhoon and even a (simulated) fire for free.
There is even some play centres in the city, including the small but engaging preschooler play area in Elumi.
Play Center Konosu – Another day, another play area! We are on a seek and find quest for even more new (to us) play areas in Saitama. Call it a hobby, or an obsession, it keeps munchkin #4 highly entertained and keeps me on my toes. My overall impression of Kid’s Park is that it is mediocre, however, DD3 LOVED […]
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 […]
The Kõnosu Fireworks have created a place for themselves, as one of the larger and more exciting firework displays in the Greater Tokyo Area. They are quite new in the greater scheme of things, this year (2015) marking the 14th time they are being held. However, they really made their mark last year, when they set a new world record of the heaviest firework / largest […]
Konosu Doll Pyramid – The doll festival is celebrated on March 3rd, annually, for girl’s day in Japan. Each household with young girls display hina dolls from early February for the health and prosperity of their daughters. The dolls are also associated with marriage and there is a belief that if you display the dolls past March 3rd it will adversely effect […]
… all simulated, thankfully, in the Saitama’s free Disaster training center! Friday, in our ever enjoyable quest to try something new everyday, we ventured to the Saitama Prefecture Center for Disaster Training in Konosu. I was very impressed with the set-up and experiences on offer at this free center. I was also suitably impressed with the building itself, built to […]