Da Vinci Store Tokorozawa Sakura Town

Da Vinci Store – just one of dozens of new shops and attractions at the Tokorozawa Sakura Town🔗. Tokorozawa Sakura Town is a unique entertainment mall. It is the brain child of Kadokawa Corporation and was developed with the cooperation of Tokorozawa City. Da Vinci Store The 507㎡ Da VinciRead More →

Metsa Village closed during Coronavirus Saitama

Metsä Village  – Metsa Village opened in Hanno City in Saitama Prefecture on November 9th 2018. Metsa Village is the free part of the larger “Metsa”, a Finnish leisure park around Miyazawa lake. The charged area is a Moomin theme park Moominvalley Park. The resort encompasses relaxation, activities, shopping andRead More →

Hanyu Parking Area

The Onihei Edo-dokoro Parking Area is a rest stop in Hanyu, Saitama, on the Tohoku Expressway on the way into Tokyo. It is most commonly called the Hanyu Parking Area despite their best efforts to market it by the name of the character it was called after. Onihei Edo-dokoro OniheiRead More →

Pottery workshop kawagoe touho yamawa activity kawagoe with kids

Pottery Workshop Kawagoe – As the year comes to a close, I want to share one of our favourite experiences of 2018. At the start of the year, while my family were showing my cousin around Kawagoe, we passed a kura (storehouse) down an alleyway with crockery drying in theRead More →

Foot Spa Cafe in souvenir shop in the tourist area of Kawagoe City – April 2020 – please note that during the Saitama State of Emergency due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Tsubaki No Kura souvenir shop and foot spa cafe are currently temporarily closed. They have not yet stated onRead More →

In this article: the low down on Maruhiro – free play, roof top Ferris wheel (until 31.8.2019) and rides, video arcade, family facilities, kid friendly restaurant, cute animal shaped desserts, tax free shopping, special information for attending the Kawagoe Festivals with kids, and Lapland Santa! The post contains external (affiliate)Read More →

lucky bags saitama

Lucky bags Saitama – Yesterday, I wrote about lucky bags and shared the places you could buy them today, January 1st. This article shares places that offer them from tomorrow the 2nd of January. Snippets from yesterday’s article explaining fukubukuro. Lucky bags are a very popular New Year’s tradition. …福Read More →

New years lucky bags japan saitama fukubukuro

Lucky bags Japan – Lucky bags are a very popular New Year’s tradition. I first happened upon lucky bags quite by accident when I was a student here. It was early in the New Year and myself and my friends were shopping in Takasaki station. They had a sealed HelloRead More →

Libro bookstore Lalaport Fujimi

Libro Books a great bookstore in Lalaport, Fujimi Libro Bookstore Lalaport Fujimi I love the kids space in the Libro Books in Lalaport, Fujimi. It is bright and colourful, with a high ceiling made from mirrors. There is a little archway entrance on one side, only big enough for smallRead More →

Named after the flower of Okegawa, Benibana Walk is a mall by the supermarket Apita. They have a better known sister mall in Higashimatsuyama called Peony Walk. Benibana is lesser in every way: smaller, less shops, fewer play areas and services.  It opened in November 2014 and we went toRead More →