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. Unfortunately in both 2020 and 2021 they decided not to open the pools on account of the Coronavirus. 2019Read More →

seseragi iris garden in Yamazaki park fujimi city Saitama

Yamazaki Park’s Seseragi Iris Garden, 2021. Second post of the day (first one here) and another mini one. The flowering season is so short that if I don’t get these posts out now they will be of no use for 2021. The Iris at Yamazaki Park in particular probably onlyRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

Small local park, with beautiful cherry blossoms, suited to hanami with kids on the Tobu Tojo Line Katsusehara Memorial Park 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 ownRead More →