Tag: Kawagoe with kids

Tanabata Festival with wind chimes at Hikawa Shrine | KAWAGOE

The Tanabata Festival is held on August 7th annually in Hikawa Shrine Kawagoe.  They have a Wind Chime event simultaneously. The shrine is decorated beautifully with bands of colour from the Tanabata wish strips. You can enjoy the decoration all day and add your own wish to the bamboo trees, but the festival itself is in the evening from 6 […]

Kawagoe Summer Festival | KAWAGOE

Kawagoe summer festival, also known as the Kawagoe Million Lights Summer Festival, July 28th and 29th 2018. Only 30 minutes from Tokyo, the historic town of Kawagoe is a popular place to experience a typical Japanese summer festival. The festival is celebrated each year on the last Saturday and Sunday of July. The festival includes parades, processions, portable shrines, music […]

Kawagoe Water Park Summer Pools | KAWAGOE

Kawagoe summer pools – Kawagoe Suijo Kouen, or Kawagoe Water or Aquatic Park, is one of the bigger summer pools in Saitama. Like all the other seasonal pools, it only opens for 7 weeks over the summer holidays. This year it will be open from July 21st to September 2nd every day from 9 am. It will also open the weekend […]

Kawagoe 3D Trick Art Museum | KAWAGOE

You know your city gets the tourism seal of approval when they open a Trick Art Museum! All the great tourist cities have one; Odaiba, Takao, Atami, Karuizawa to name but a few. The most recent addition to the honor roll: Kawagoe. The Kawagoe Trick Art Museum, at the crossroads of Fudanotsuji, was opened in April of this year. It […]

Ishihara Mokkokan – cafe and retro showroom | KAWAGOE

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 tourist / history walking maps for Kawagoe. The other is that […]

Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival

Opening of the Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival | KAWAGOE

Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival Opening Ceremony 2018 A number of events will take place to celebrate the opening of the 2018 Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival, which is scheduled to take place on March 31st 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm. The festival runs until May 5th. Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival Opening Ceremony For this the opening ceremony the area […]

Kitain Temple Daruma Festival | KAWAGOE

Takasaki is famous for Daruma and for the largest and most popular Daruma market in Japan, but it is not the only place you can buy the popular talisman. The Kitain Temple Daruma Festival has also become well known over the years. It is held on the same day as a purification ceremony and between the two they attract thousands of […]

Santa at Babiesrus Toysrus in Minami Furuya | KAWAGOE

Santa Kawagoe Toysrus  – Until earlier this year (2017) the Kawagoe Toysrus was on route 254 beside Monolith Bouldering Gym. However, it closed its doors permanently this year and the Kawagoe Toysrus branch now refers to what was previously the Minami Furuya Babies-r-us, in Unicus in Minami Furuya. They have combined the two into one in this location. Santa Kawagoe […]

Chibiko Santa Parade @ Atre Maruhiro | KAWAGOE

Atre Maruhiro are inviting children younger than school age to participate in a Santa costume parade on December 10h for free. After they reach the goal they will receive candy for their participation. The event will take place from 1 pm to 3 pm. If you don’t have a Santa costume for your child you can buy a Santa hat […]

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Lapland Santa visiting Maruhiro | KAWAGOE

Kawagoe Maruhiro Santa – The real Santa Claus from Lapland (Finland) is visiting the kids section on the 6th floor of Maruhiro in Kawagoe, on Saturday December 9th from 11 am. Possibly to deter crowds they only just released this information about the Kawagoe Maruhiro Santa publicly online. In previous years you had to pay to meet and greet Santa Claus and […]