A summary of events on in Saitama from February 8th to 11th. All of these (and more) are on the events calendar, but when I post information for an event on the events calendar unfortunately it doesn’t get sent out to subscribers the way a new post does. To bridgeRead More →

Event List Saitama Prefecture 2019

Saitama Event List – Find an event on this long weekend in Saitama. The long weekend is from the 12th to the 16th of September. The first table shows long term events that are wrapping up this weekend. The second table displays ongoing events that are on daily until atRead More →

Misato Halloween events japan

Halloween Events in the Greater Tokyo area – Halloween Events Kanto This is a round up of the Halloween events that are *usually* available year on year in the Kanto area of Japan. However, in 2020, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there are bound to be changes. Please do alwaysRead More →


February 3rd is Setsubun in Japan, which marks the end of winter. People celebrate annually with traditional ceremonies in both homes and temples. A common tradition associated with this ancient festival is mamemaki or bean throwing. A lot of families carry out this fun tradition at home, but you can alsoRead More →

All of the Santa meet and greet spots included in the above map are detailed in the event section of insaitama.com.  If you click on a Santa on the map it will open a small window with the location’s details and a link to the event’s details. Click on theRead More →

Halloween Events Saitama – Each year the number and quality of Halloween events is improving in the Saitama area. We’ve a way to go before we get to the level of Chiba or Kanagawa, but there is enough in the area for the kids to enjoy. **Halloween kicks off inRead More →

The Kawajima branch of Tsutaya re-opened today after a “renewal”. Unlike other “renewal open”s in the area, the shop has actually changed quite a bit. To mark the day they had a number of special offers, events and a very special guest star. Crayon Shin-chan is Saitama’s most celebrated anime character.Read More →

GET READY!! Halloween is just around the corner and like last year insaitama.com will bring you a complete round up of all Halloween events in the KANTO area. For now, to get you in the mood and excited for Halloween, here are some of the events already planned for Halloween 2016Read More →

Santa Claus will be visiting the Ritz Carlton daily from the 18th of December between 5.30 and 6pm. He will be in the lobby area on the 45th floor. During this time you will be able to get your photo taken with him, with their lovely Christmas Tree as aRead More →

Updated for 2020. All images from the official Hilton Odawara Site. Every year for as long as I have being doing the Santa lists, the Hilton Odawara in Kanagawa have very kindly had a public Santa for at least one day during the Christmas period. They used to offer itRead More →