Buckwheat at the Arakawa Roadside Station

Arakawa Roadside Station is a rest area in the Arakawa Hino area of Chichibu. The area is also known as the Hino Sightseeing Plantation Village. Attractions within and around the roadside station include fruit picking, nature museum, flowers, playground, restaurant, shopping, hot spring and steam locomotive! And in September theRead More →

Greenpark Fukiware Numata Gunma Riverside Campsite

Greenpark Fukiware is a riverside and forest campsite near the Fukiware falls in Numata, Gunma. The geography and set up of the camping grounds make it suitable for all year round camping. In winter there is snow play, spring brings the cherry blossoms, summer water play and in Autumn theRead More →

golden week 2020 Japan tokyo free tokyo

Golden Week 2020 Japan – This year Golden Week will be unlike any other we’ve ever experienced. With the whole country under a State of Emergency for the whole period of Golden Week what will it mean for Golden Week 2020 in Japan? Update April 24th: Hours after this postRead More →

Ibaraki Santa Mitsui Outlet Iruma Santa Mori Town Santa

Santa Tokyo Guide – the Ultimate Santa Guide for the Greater Tokyo area. Santa Visits in Japan generally start from the end of November. Occasionally you can find a couple of places that Santa visits as early as October, a few more in early November, but the main Santa greetingRead More →

Santa House Santa Hills Nasu Tochigi insaitama.com

Santa House, Santa Hills, Tochigi – December 2019 For the last few years I have tried unsuccessfully to book a coveted spot in the Santa House in Santa Hills, Tochigi Prefecture. I have been determined, since discovering it while researching Santastic Tochigi in 2015, to stay in the Santa HouseRead More →

Green Santa Motomachi

Green Santa, Motomachi, Kanagawa 2020. Green Santa Motomachi Santa Claus will hopefully be back in Motomachi again this year. However, with the Coronavirus Outbreak he may not be able to do his usual meet and greets. If he does come to Motomachi, he usually walks around the shopping district. IfRead More →

November Santa Tokyo Chiba Kanagawa Saitama

November Santa Events in 2019 for the Greater Tokyo area; Tokyo Santa, Chiba Santa, Kanagawa Santa and Saitama Santa. For those who cannot wait until December to meet Santa Claus, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of the confirmed Santa Claus meet and greet locations for November 2019 inRead More →

white santa

White clad Santa Ikspiari Christmas Town 2020 “White Santa”, as he is called in Japanese, is a Santa Claus dressed in a stunning white Christmas Santa outfit. He is the regular Santa Claus of Ikspiari Christmas Town in the public part of Chiba’s Tokyo Disney Resort. The Ikspiari White clad SantaRead More →

Hotel Mystays Narita on Marine Day (July 15th), before our voyage to Ireland via Finland. Admin update; on hols, back in a few weeks! I am currently on the otherside of the world with the kids, halfway through our annual trip home. I won’t be back in the office untilRead More →

Sky tent at Moose Family Camp Resort

Moose Family Camp Resort, Nasu, Tochigi American Style campsite with pool, jacuzzi and lots for the kids First, let me tell you a little about Ervin and Rika. An American expat and native Japanese couple who recently bought the derelict campsite formerly known as Captel. They have a huge jobRead More →