You can view a clickable version of the above image on the Event Calendar for Saitama. Simply click on the event name for more information and an external link with full details. The Tsurugashima once-every-four-year event Suneori Amagoi features on this blog here: Award Winning, Intangible Asset Suneori Amagoi;, Rain PrayingRead More →

Shoe Fitting Lalaport Fujimi Moonstar

Shoe Fitting Saitama – I remember the joy of finding a Clarks shoe shop in Tokyo, Omotesando, only to find out that they don’t do the children’s range in Japan. Like so many Irish (and British?) I grew up, figuratively and literally, in Clarks shoes! I wanted to be ableRead More →

Studio Cafe Zoo Adventure This is my go-to cafe for a bit of break from the kids, while with the kids. It is one of the few places I know that allow children play unsupervised, unless they are 3 years old or under. The play area is sectioned off fromRead More →

Team Lab Islands

The very first TeamLab Islands opened in Lalaport Fujimi, Saitama in 2015. TeamLab Islands Team Lab has made quite a name for itself in the last couple of years (2019). However, when they opened their first permanent shop in Lalaport Fujimi in 2015 it was virtually unheard of (pun intended).Read More →

Nanbata Castle Park Musket Shooting Festival

Samurai Musket shooting festival at Nanbata Castle Park in Fujimi City. 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 aRead More →