Horse riding poppy fields

Horse Riding Poppy Fields – The icelandic poppies are currently blooming in Shinrin Park at the moment. Each year Shinrin Park have a horse trekking event during the period that the poppies are in bloom. They also have horse trekking events at other times of the year. This year theRead More →

Peach Blossoms Yoshida

This time of year the hype is all about the cherry blossoms. However, there are some other blooming trees that are equally stunning and colourful. I personally love peach blossoms and their bright pink petals. We planned a weekend away to Chichibu to view the stunning peach blossoms of theRead More →

Ouchizawa Peach Blossom Festival

Ouchizawa Peach Blossom Festival in Higashi Chichibu village has been cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19. 2019 information… on March 31st 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm. One of only a handful of peach blossom festivals hosted in Saitama. Higashi Chichibu is a village in the western part ofRead More →

This weekend in Saitama

Back by popular demand! In 2012 I used to write a weekly round up of weekend events that was very popular. I only dropped it because it was very time consuming. But now that the events calendar is well established, it is easier. I am reintroducing “This weekend in Saitama”,Read More →

Saitama February

12 things to do in Saitama this February, all commutable from Tokyo. Saitama February Activities and events suitable for a day trip from Tokyo.Read More →

Yoshida rocket festival

An unique event for your list of things to do in Saitama: Information for the annual “ryusei” rocket festival in the Ogano area of the Chichibu District in Saitama Prefecture Japan. 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 →

Something different in Saitama

Santome Konjaku Village ~ Something different in Saitama. We had so many adventures in 2017 and enjoyed each in different ways. However, in terms of new locations for families in the Saitama area, both my husband and I have Santome Konjaku Mura (hereafter Santome) high on our list of favouritesRead More →