Musashi no Mura Kazo Saitama

Musashi No Mura Family Land in the Green is an ideal amusement park for small children. They have a really good selection of amusements that are child friendly.  There is also an area with farm animals and and an option to horse ride. You can pick fruits at certain times of year and in summer they have children’s pools, a water play park, beetles and snow festivals. All year round they have special events and stage shows that cater to children of preschool age or younger.

Musashi no Mura

The full name of the amusement park is Musashi no Mura Family Land in the Green. However, colloquially it is just known as Musashi no Mura. Hereafter I refer to it as Musashi no Mura. On my first visit in 2013 I wasn’t particularly impressed by the amusement park, but it didn’t really matter. All that is important is that the kids really do love it. I have since taken a more objective view of the park and do think it is a good place for a family day trip or outing. There are nice open spaces for kids to run around in or to set up a picnic. The area isn’t too expansive either, so little legs can easily make their way around.

Popular Attractions at Musashi No Mura

Like a lot of amusement parks the world over, the Ferris Wheel at Musashi no Mura is both figuratively and literally the focal point of the amusement area of the resort. It is quite old, as are most of the rides in the park, but functional and suited to (and popular with) most children. Although the old rides have been repainted and spruced up, you can hear the creaks as they tick over.

Carousel Merry Go Round at Musashi no Mura Kazo

Another of the classic and classically popular amusement rides, and the only one that doesn’t seem to be archaic, is the carousel (merry-go-round). It is a proper two tiered ornate carousel with colored horses and decorative carriages.

Maze at Musashi No Mura Kazo

One of the most popular attractions with kids is the giant maze, with a stamp rally quiz embedded in the labyrinth. The kids get a card on the successful completion of the stamp rally within the maze.

Bikes Galore!

Beside the maze is the bicycle roller coaster or Cycle Monorail as they call it, which is one of the few rides that tends to have a queue, albeit a short one, on a regular basis. You cycle around a roller coaster track high up in the air. I quite enjoy this one myself and it is a good work out!

There is another bicycle area in the park which I think is one of the better attractions especially as it is included in the regular (cheaper) entry ticket (see costs below for more detail on the pricing system). They have a great collection of unusual uni, bi and tri-cycle rides. On our introductory visit there with my son’s class’ field trip in his first year of preschool at the age of three, we spent an hour in this area and he delighted in trying most (if not all!) the rides available.

Other rides / attractions

There are many other attractions in the Musashi No Mura amusement area such as a:

  • train ride,
  • coffee cups,
  • indoor play area with ball pool,
  • Animal roller coaster
  • Sky Elephants,
  • Chain Swings,
  • Sky Balloon,
  • Magic Ducks,
  • Roundabout boats,
  • Ghost House,
  • Go Carts and Buggy carts

To name but a few. Then there are attractions to avoid…

Attractions to avoid at Musashi No Mura

The magic house is a hoax, if you’ll pardon the pun. If you enter on a general admission ticket, please don’t pay to enter this excuse of an attraction. It is old, damp, smelly and only has some trick mirrors and some wax statues.

Musashi No Mura playgrounds

There are a couple of playgrounds on the complex that you can play with freely under the regular entry ticket. The one near to the entrance beside both the maze and the bicycle roller coaster is the largest and has some nice equipment. There is small playground with swings and a see saw in the farm area. The large green area beside the farm has a wide cement slide.

Farm and Fruit Picking

On the opposite end to the amusement area, beside the West gate, there is a small farm. There is no additional fee for the farm, but if you want to ride a pony they charge for that even if you have a “free pass”. If you want you can also purchase animal feed that can be given to any animal in the farm area. The feed is dispensed from a vending machine much like the gachapon machines.

Child buys Animal feed from a dispensing machine at Musashi no mura amusement park in Kazo City, Saitama Prefecture

The animals are typical of what you find in petting zoos: rabbits, sheep, goats, pigs etc. One more unusual animal in their folds is peacocks (see below). They have a lot of rabbits, even more than Saitama Children’s zoo and some of them roam freely in the farm area. You can get up close and personal with them if they allow you.

Fruit picking / Vegetable digging

The fruit picking farm is slightly separate to the amusement park, but you have to pay into the amusement park to pick or dig at Musashi no Mura. They have a number of fruit and vegetables including strawberries, blueberries, potatoes, spring onions, daikon, eggplants among others. The strawberry, blueberry and potato picking are very popular and they require an advance booking. The most popular of all is the sweet potato digging event in Autumn. The price varies according to what you are picking. Generally, they are similar to the industry averages.

Strawberry picking 2024

Strawberry picking for the 2024 season is now open. They limit the number of pickers each day. You need to make a reservation to pick at the reception are of the “Family Kan”. There are days when you cannot pick due to the condition of the strawberries. They recommend you ring in advance to inquire whether the farm will be open on the day you wish to visit. In 2024, it costs 1600 yen for adults and elementary aged school children, 1200 yen for preschoolers, and 200 yen for toddlers (aged 1 or 2 years old). Its free for babies. That’s for 30 minutes of all you can eat as you pick. You also have to pay into the amusement park.

Sweet Potato Picking 2023

Sweet Potato Picking will start on Saturday September 23rd 2023. It costs 600 yen for three potatoes and you also have to pay into the amusement park. They decide the times each day. You can see them here.

Peacocks at Musashi No Mura

On one of our later visits, I noticed for the first time that a lot of people were hovering around one particular enclosure. We went over to investigate and I was equally surprised to discover that they have peacocks, especially that they are unnecessarily enclosed in a cage. There is a couple of peacocks enclosed in the same manner in Kitamoto Children’s Park. You don’t actually see peacocks that often in Japan, well in the Kanto plain anyway, but there is a peacock shrine – with live peacock – in Iwatsuki (Saitama City).

White peacock at Musahi no Mura Kazo

I grew up in an area (in Dublin) where peacocks roam freely in a neighborhood park. I am quite accustomed to the stunning sight of them fanning their feathers. But I forgot that my kids are not. They were absolutely mesmerized by the large and colorfully patterned plumage. And while I am quite used to the turquoise peacocks, it was my first time to see a white peacock which we do not have at home. Absolutely magnificent.

Seasonal Attractions at Musashi No Mura

Summer 2024

Summer pools: each year in summer they have an outdoor pool for children only (parents can get in with them). They open from mid July to the end of August. Please note that they are dividing the pool times into a morning and afternoon session. You need to pick up a ticket at the main gate – there are a limited number of tickets per day. In 2024 the pools will be open from July 13th to July 15th and then daily from July 20th to August 25th.

During the summer they also have a mist tunnel for cooling down in. It was the largest in the kanto area. But they are doing things a bit differently in recent years. They have an inflated maze up from July 27th to August 25th and instead of a mist tunnel, its a mist maze. So you have to pay for a go! It costs 600 yen for one go.

Another of their annual summer events is the Kabutomushi (Beetle) wood is another of the popular summer events. It is an indoor attraction and is open from 1 pm to 4 pm on nine days only. In 2024 that is July 13th to 15th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th and August 3rd and 4th. They limit the number of people each day, so request a participation ticket when you arrive to the park if you want to participate. A pair of beetle cost 800 yen or 1000 yen for a pair of Nokogiri Kuwagata.

They usually have a Midsummer Snow Festival that is held a number of times in August. However, it currently is not scheduled for 2024. They may add it at a later date… or they may not! The park often charges for popular seasonal events, but this one is uncharacteristically free to participate in.

Fireworks and Festival

This year (2024) they will have fireworks and festival in celebration of 55th anniversary of the park. It is on public holiday Monday 12th from 11 am to 7.30 pm. The park will open late especially. The festival starts with a stage show and they will have bon odori later in the day. They will close the festival with a firework show from 7.20 pm.

Golden Week 2024

  • Precure show on Sunday April 28th and again on Saturday May 4th
  • Anpanman show on Monday April 29th and again on Children’s Day – May 5th
  • Kamen Rider Show on Friday May 3rd
  • Festival square (yo-yo scoop, shooting gallery, ball scoop) on April 27th to 29th and again from May 3rd to May 6th. And also on May 25th and 26th.
  • Monkey show on April 27th to 29th and again from May 3rd to 6th. And also on May 25th and 26th.
  • Strawberry picking ongoing, but will finish in early May


Opening hours

The park is open Thursday to Tuesday, closed Wednesdays. The general hours are 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.


A general admission ticket costs 1200 for adults and 650 yen for children over 3, you then have to pay extra to go on rides. The general admission ticket covers the farm, the playground and the bikes and pedal cars (excluding the go and buggy carts). If you enter on a general admission ticket, but want to go on a couple of rides you can either pay per ride (most cost 300 yen per person each) or buy a book of tickets to use. For a book of ten tickets you get one extra ticket worth 100 yen for ‘free’. If you want to go on a lot of rides, or one ride many times, you are better off entering on a “free pass”…

A “free pass” costs 2900 3200 yen for adults and 2,300 2600 yen for children and you have unlimited access to most of the rides and attractions. There are a couple that are not included in the free pass, including some of the seasonal attractions such as the water play area.

Saitama Day – Musashi no Mura usually have special discounts the week of Saitama Day. Saitama Day falls on November 14th annually. Discounts are usually applicable to residents of Saitama, Tochigi, Gunma, Ibaraki, Tokyo, Kanagawa and Chiba. In 2023, the “free pass” is only 2000 yen for both adults and children, from Monday November 6th to Tuesday November 14th 2023.

Official Website


From March to November there is a free shuttle bus that goes from the south exit of Kazo station on the Tobu Isesaki line. Out of season it takes 10 minutes by taxi from the station.

Approximately 14 minutes from the Kazo exit of the Tohoku Expressway along route 125. There is plenty of parking.  It costs 700 yen per day.


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