Kawagoe Kita-in (Kita Temple) Kawagoe – One of my favorite local places to bring visitors in Autumn (with or without young children) is Kita-in Temple in Kawagoe (Saitama). On the grounds of Kitain there is a very special building, which is home to some important national treasures. It is the only remains of theRead More →

Night light up and general information for Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest (formerly called Moomin Valley)… Nicknamed “Moomin House” the quirky building pictured is one of three buildings (and a cafe added in 2018) in this free, unique and imaginative theme park for children in Hanno City; Tove Jansson Akebono Children’sRead More →