fireworks in saitama koshigaya fireworks ageo fireworks

Ageo fireworks are one of the 10 largest firework displays in Saitama. Approximately 10,000  fireworks will be launched, including “shakudama” 尺玉 which are the largest sized shells. There are starmines as well as fireworks with celebratory messages for birthdays, marriage and good results in tests. These fireworks attract about 160,000Read More →

ageo doro inkyo mud festival

The Hirakata Gion Doroinkyo Mud Festival is not only an “Only in Japan” festival, it is an “Only one of its kind” festival. Due to the uniqueness, illustriousness and rarity of this special event it has been designated an intangible folk cultural asset by Saitama Prefecture. It is held annually onRead More →

saitama water park saitama pools summer

Saitama Water Park Summer Pools in Ageo usually open in the middle of July to early September. However, in 2020, like most other seasonal outdoor pools and aqua parks, the Saitama Water park summer pools will not be open to the public. However, If you are looking to enjoy an outdoorRead More →

Ageo Cherry Blossom Festival

The Ageo Cherry Blossom Festival is held in two different locations in Ageo. One is the grounds of the Ageo Bunka (Culture) center and the other is Maruyama park. When my kids were toddlers Maruyama park was one of our favourites for “hanami”, picnicking under a blooming tree, both forRead More →

Ageo Santa Higashimatsuyama Santa Sakado Maruhiro

Ageo Santa – The real Santa Claus from Lapland (Finland) is visiting the 4th floor of Maruhiro in Ageo on Saturday December 14th 2019 at 3 pm. In previous years it cost 300 yen to meet and greet Santa Claus and get a present of sweets from him, but since last yearRead More →

ageo illumination

Ageo Illumination 2019 / 2020 ~ Last year in 2019 for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Ageo city, the annual night light displays was bigger than ever. This year the illumination is only around the station. Last for the anniversary they also had illumination at the city’s twoRead More →

ageo summer festival from the official Ageo Tourism website

Mikoshi are carried around the streets of Ageo for the Ageo Summer Festival held annually in the middle of July. There are also other festival events and celebrations held over the two days. On the 13th the Mikoshi are carried around 8 districts in Ageo. On the 14th they areRead More →

ario athletic

Ario Athletic Pop up play area On Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd there will be a pop up play area in Ario in Ageo. The pop up is a giant athletic bouncing castle. Kids between the ages of three and twelve years old can play on the ArioRead More →

Saitama Ice Arena Ice skating Seibu

Since its opening just a few short years ago, Saitama Ice Arena in Ageo (which replaced the old prefectural rink in Kawagoe) offers special discount prices on Saitama Day. Saitama Day or Prefecturaly Day or Saitama Prefecture day is on the 14th of November every year. A number of specialRead More →

Niko niko garden in Festa Ageo in the Value Plaza Value Plaza Ageo is an old style department store and walking into it you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d gone through a time slip to the 1980s. It is a cold and stark building, both indoors and out. And first impressionsRead More →