Things to do in Saitama in the rainy season June

Rainy season in Japan – 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 barbecuesRead 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 trip aloneRead More →

Halloween books and goods

There are a huge amount of Halloween books out there. And a huge amount of “The best of Halloween books” too. I daren’t think I can compete. But what this is, is a list of Halloween books I was able to secure in Japan, that I can read to all four ofRead More →

Nagatoro Autocamp summer in Saitama 2020

Information for one of Saitama’s most famous campsites: the scenic, riverside Nagatoro Auto campground. In 2024, they are closing in January and February for winter and will reopen on March 1st 2024. Please note that while I have updated this post with the 2024 information, please bear in mind thatRead More →

Hitsujiyama Park 2017

An account of a visit to Hitsujiyama Park, Chichibu, for the Shibazakura Festival. >>This year’s festival information is here<< Hitsujiyama Park Hitsujiyama Park is located in the hills of Chichibu City. The park is particularly famous for its “shibazakura” fields, a dainty flower of shades of white, pink and purpleRead More →