Information for the Akamagawa Floating lantern night at Ishihara Mokkokan Cafe and Retro showroom in Kawagoe City. But first information about Mokkokan; Mokkokan Mokkokan is a small mall of eateries, a gallery “Ishihara Mokkokan”, workshops (/classes), a housing company and a small showroom of retro goods! It is near theRead More →

Climbing Kawagoe Monolith Kawagoe “Great indoor location for a half day of climbing fun for the family” Climbing Kawagoe Located on the border of Kawajima Town on route 254, Monolith, Kawagoe’s newest bouldering gym, opened about 18 months ago. It has enjoyed a regular trade since the very beginning. One of the appeals ofRead More →

McDonald’s McCafe and Playland for a cheap play date with friends and kids! Last week the Kawagoe Kinome branch of McDonald’s re-opened as a much better, classier, family friendly branch of McDonald’s. The new branch has a McCafé by Barista and a Playland, McDonald’s hallmark free children’s play area. McDonaldsRead More →

Temporary Cover photo for Shingashi River

Cherry Blossoms and boat ride, Shingashi River – Kawagoe is just 31 minutes from Ikebukuro, Tokyo, on the Tobu Tojo line.  It is a popular tourist town. One of Kawagoe’s most spectacular spots to enjoy “sakura” is out the back of Hikawa shrine, where the cherry blossoms line the Shingashi River. UntilRead More →

A guide to Maruhiro Kawagoe – family facilities, kid friendly restaurant, cute animal shaped desserts and tax free shopping. In addition, you can find special information for attending the Kawagoe Festivals with kids, as well as other seasonal events. This post once included information for the rooftop amusement park whichRead More →