Togetsuen Satsukiya Komugisou Nishi Ku Saitama (47) (2)

Komugisou is just one cafe at Togetsuen – Peach Moon Garden – a cafe theme park in “a forest of horses and art” in Saitama City Komugisou is just one of four cafes at Togetsuen. Togetsuen is so completely different to anything I’ve written about to date. It both excitesRead More →

Cafe Mozart Former School Shimozato Ogawa

Cafe Mozart is the cafe on the grounds of the former Ogawa Town Shimozato school. The school is known to many as Ashigaoka school from the Non Non Biyori anime. The cafe is attached to the acclaimed school, which has become a popular destination for fans of the anime. ButRead More →

J.S Pancake Lalaport Fujimi

J.S Pancake is a small restaurant / cafe in Lalaport Fujimi shopping mall. J. S stands for Journal Standard, the name of the clothes shop behind the trendy chain cafe. J.S Pancake Lalaport Fujimi Menu The menu, as the name of the restaurant suggests, is mainly pancakes. It is aRead More →

Cafe Pour Toi #cafehoppingsaitama #higashimatsuyama

Cafe Pour Toi, Higashimatsuyama Instagram is a great resource for finding cafes in Saitama that aren’t easily found elsewhere online. Cafe Pour Toi is a point in case. They don’t have a dedicated website, but instead use a Facebook page. Their page wasn’t how I found them, it is quiteRead More →

Fukurou no mori

Review of Fukurou No Mori, glamping style barbecue and outdoor cafe with dog run in scenic Ranzan Valley Fukurou no Mori, an outdoor cafe and barbecue site with dog run in Ranzan, celebrated its one year anniversary this month. Last year I shared the official website information about the openingRead More →

Cafe Terrace Lodge

I seem to be going to a lot of lodge / chalet type cafes lately. It is the draw of the natural wood, high ceilings, charm and atmosphere of these type of atypical architecture. Cafe Terrace Lodgi is in “urakawa”, the term used by locals for off the beaten pathsRead More →

Cafe Matilda exterior

Cafe Matilda is a pancake house in the tourist town of Kawagoe. The restaurant itself is outside the tourist area, but it is close to Hon-Kawagoe station making it a convenient place to pick up a bite before or after a tour of Kawagoe city. Currently, during the Coronavirus outbreak,Read More →

Kore ga kakigori kawagoe with kids Shaved ice

Kakigori is shaved ice. It is typically associated with festivals stalls or food vans at events. However, in recent years there has been an increase in cafes or restaurants that specialise in kakigori. Kore ga kakigori is one such place, a kakigori cafe just outside the tourist district of Kawagoe,Read More →

Kona's Coffee

A new branch of Kona’s Coffee Hawaiian Pancake House opened this month in Kazo City. There is a whole new development in the area where it opened: around Viva Home in the Shimotakayanagi area of Kazo. Kona’s Coffee is a Hawaiian style pancake and coffee house restaurant with branches allRead More →

Ishihara Mokkokan is a small mall of eateries and galleries near the Penny Candy Alley area of Kawagoe. Despite its location it is somewhat off the beaten track and mainly enjoyed by locals. There are two reasons for this. One is that it is not on many of the touristRead More →