New Year Races 2020

New Year Races – It is very common in my homeland of Ireland, for people to attend horse races during the winter holidays. Around where I lived it is the Leopardstown Races on St Stephen’s Day. Here in Japan, Christmas is not a main event, but New Years is like ourRead More →

Funmock Panza Miyazawako Metsa Hanno insaitama (5) Metsä

“Funmock; an athletic in the sky“ Panza is the name of the company, Miyazawako the name of the branch, Funmock is the name of the play area and Metsa Village (Hanno) is where it is located! Panza Project Adventure Japan Panza is part of a larger collaborative called Project AdventureRead More →

Waterpark Nagatoro

Our first camp of the year, back in January, was in Waterpark Nagatoro. A delightful trailer and camping grounds with water activities in scenic Minano, on the border of Nagatoro, in Chichibu. We didn’t brave the extremes and actually stayed indoors. In a pleasing trailer house, a first for theRead More →

On the 31st of March 2018 a new trampoline land AIRJOY opened in Kawagoe in Saitama. Bringing the number of indoor trampoline centers in Saitama to six (that I know of). There are also other play centers that have trampolines available, but only six that are exclusively or largely trampolineRead More →

Sports Authority Climbing

Information for the Sports Authority Climbing walls where even toddlers can climb. Reasonably priced, relatively good climbing walls accessible and amenable to families. Located within walking distance of Minami Furuya Station in Kawagoe city in Saitama Prefecture.Read More →

Su Lab is a world renowned kendama maker. The Su Lab Kendama cafe is near all three of Kawagoe train stations. Play, learn, buy kendama at this unique and lively specialty cafe. Enjoy a coffee, juice or light snack over your kendama experience. Read More →

Climbing Kawagoe Monolith Kawagoe “Great indoor location for a half day of climbing fun for the family” Climbing Kawagoe Located on the border of Kawajima Town on route 254, Monolith, Kawagoe’s newest bouldering gym, opened about 18 months ago. It has enjoyed a regular trade since the very beginning. One of the appeals ofRead More →

Flystation Japan Information Share A JAPAN FIRST in Koshigaya, Saitama: Flystation Japan Flystation Japan – The first ever flystation indoor skydiving center in Japan will open by the end of March 2017 in Koshigaya Saitama. Soon we will have the rare opportunity to experience flying without  jumping out of a plane! The center usesRead More →

Things to do in Winter in Saitama – With the dry and sunny weather, January is a great month to be out and about in Saitama. The choice of winter-only activities is an added incentive to don some winter woollies and head out into the cold. We may not have muchRead More →

We’ve been spending a bit of time at the Kitamoto Children’s Centre this summer, as it is a great space for a bit of psychical activity as well as quiet play time. My older kids particularly love the climbing wall here, which is free to use once the kids areRead More →