Fujimi Garden Beach

Fujimi Garden Beach pools have been around longer than most of the prefectural summer pools (such as Kawagoe summer pools). They were refurbished and celebrated a “renewal open” 8 years ago. In 2020 the pools were scheduled to open from July 11th to August 31st, however due to the CoronavirusRead More →

Santa in Saitama Santa Okegawa Santa Tokorozawa Santa Toysrus Lalaport Fujimi

Santa Toysrus Lalaport Fujimi –  This year Toys R us and Babies R Us are an official partner of Santa’s. However, this year, he will only visit a selection of shops and not all of them like in previous years. One of the places you can meet and greet Santa inRead More →

Mizuhodai festival

Mizuhodai festival is a local summer festival held near Tobu Tojo Line Mizuhodai station. The festival will be held on Saturday August 31st 2019 from 2 pm to 8.15 pm. The roads in the area of the station will be closed from 1 pm until after the festival finishes. FestivalRead More →

Tanabata kamifukuoka and warabi hata festival

Kamifukuoka Tanabata Festival – This festival attracts over 150,000 participants annually. It is held on the first weekend of August. They display tanabata (Star Festival) streamers in the area around the station during the festival. Close to 300 streamers can be seen. There are taiko and other music performances asRead 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 →

Musket shooting festival nanbata castle park fujimi

Musket shooting festival at Nanbata Castle Park – Japan is a country that really knows how to host and enjoy a festival.  Summer time is the main festival season, but you can enjoy festivals throughout the year.  In the summer, most cities will at least hold a firework festival and mostRead More →

fujimi childrens festival

The 46th annual Fujimi City Children’s Festival is on Sunday, April 21st, from 10 am to 3 pm.  Each year they have a theme for the festival. This years theme is “wide smiling children’s festival”: a very poor literal translation of the Japanese version! There are a number of differentRead More →

Meet Hello Kitty Lalaport Fujimi

One hundred and fifty people will get to meet and greet Hello Kitty in Lalaport Fujimi on February 9th. As part of their Hello Kitty festival, the lucky customers will also be able to get their photo taken with the icon. The Meet Hello Kitty event is free, but youRead More →

Hello KItty Sugar Art Workshop

As part of their Hello Kitty Festival, Lalaport Fujimi have a Hello Kitty Sugar Art workshop on Saturday February 2nd 2019. The event itself is free, but you have to have receipts for 2000 yen or more of purchases for the same day in Lalaport Fujimi to participate. They haveRead More →

Small local park suited to kids with cherry blossoms Tobu Tojo Line Katsusehara Memorial park in Fujimi is a great park for hanami (cherry blossom picnic) and play dates with toddlers. It was one of my favourite parks for meeting my own friends for a good chat when all fourRead More →