Kids glamping room and garden play at The Garden Cafe Hotel Shiunkaku collage

Kids Glamping Play Area and garden with swing and trampoline opens in chic “The Garden Cafe” in The Garden Hotel Shiunkaku Higashimatsuyama. An advertisement in this month’s Moteco piqued my interest. The caption read “Kids Gramping Room New Open” with a photo of an indoor outdoor play area. It wasn’tRead More →

Saitama October

Saitama October – 13 things you can do in Saitama, commutable from Tokyo, in the month of October. Fireworks Traditional festivals Dance Festival Halloween events Night Illumination Anime and Manga event Afternoon tea Ski! Camping Hiking Fruit Picking Flowers Activities including a hot air balloon ride and rafting (1) FireworksRead More →

Like so many places in Japan, You Park Ogose goes by many names, “Little Indian Village”, “Ogose Fureai Center” and “Yu Park” (or Yuu Park) have been the most commonly used over the years. However, with the renewal open in April, they have cleverly chosen to go with just one;Read More →

Things to do in Saitama in the rainy season June

Saitama in June – June is the rainy season in the Kanto area of Japan. It doesn’t rain all day every day, but it rains enough to put a damper on outdoor plans. Despite that, June is still a popular month for Saitama-jin to go camping and enjoy barbecues betweenRead More →

Nasunogahara Park Campsite with Crafting, Swimming pools, Hot springs, Grass Sledging, Athletic Playground, Multipurpose playground, Climbing playground, Tennis, Windmill, Observation Tower, Bike rental   My family of six are unanimously agreed that Nasunogahara campsite is our favourite camping ground to date. It is the perfect location for a family tripRead More →

Mahoba no Mori Ueno skybridge Forest adventure

Just over the Saitama border, in the stunning and tranquil Ueno Mura in the unspoiled Tano District, the Mahoba No Mori campsite and Forest Adventure Ueno are perched unobtrusively on the side of a lush mountain.  A formidable skybridge, an attraction in itself, links one mountain top to another, givingRead 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 →

Log cabin in Midori No Mura

Midori no Mura, Ogano, Chichibu – Driving up through Yokoze and Chichibu Town there was a definite chill in the air. I felt thankful we’d packed some sleeping bags and blankets for our one night stay in log cabins in Ogano. We had packed the additional covers even though futonsRead More →

Nestled in the lush woods near the top of the 291 meter high Sengenyama, is the entrance to Saitama’s longest roller slide. The roller slide in Miharashi no Oka Park in the washi paper making town of Ogawa is 203 meters long.  And if you can manage to slow yourselfRead More →

【Information Share】 Featured photo of Steam Locomotive with Cherry blossoms by アラツク is used with permission. The Steam Locomotive (SL) Paleo Express that runs between Kumagaya and Chichibu is the closest steam locomotive ride to Tokyo. Thanks to the Shinkansen from Tokyo and Ueno stations, it takes less than 40 minutes toRead More →