Bonsai Seikouen saika bonsai

Saika Bonsai Saika Bonsai is a modern type of bonsai invented by the fifth generation bonsai master Yamada of Seikouen. Seikouen is one of the six bonsai gardens in the bonsai village in Omiya ward, Saitama City. Ms Yamada recognised that bonsai needed reinvention to appeal to a larger audience.Read More →

Totoro at Kurosuke House in Sayama hills tokorozawa

Information for the Kurosuke House, with lifesize Totoro, located in the Totoro Forest of the Totoro Foundation. In Sayama Hills, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan.Read More →

Something different in Saitama

Santome Konjaku Village ~ Something different in Saitama. We had so many adventures in 2017 and enjoyed each in different ways. However, in terms of new locations for families in the Saitama area, both my husband and I have Santome Konjaku Mura (hereafter Santome) high on our list of favouritesRead More →

Kawaguchi Skip City Visual Museum

Kawaguchi, Saitama.  A national holiday that falls on a Saturday usually equates full car parking lots, queues for entry, crowds and general pandemonium. So when we arrived at Skip City without encountering a traffic jam, secured a parking spot in a half empty parking lot, with no entry queues norRead More →

Flystation Japan Information Share – #onlyinsaitama Flystation Japan The first ever flystation indoor skydiving center in Japan will open by the end of March 2017 in Koshigaya Saitama. Soon we will have the rare opportunity to experience flying without  jumping out of a plane! The center uses a vertical wind-tunnel for a skydiving simulationRead More →

Information on the free Glico Pia East tour where you can make your own Pocky on the Pocky tourRead More →

100 caves of Yoshimi, luminous moss and a world war II factory site: a country designated historical site home to a national natural treasure. And home to Koropokkuru. One of our first adventures this year (2015), brought us to the hundred caves of Yoshimi, a country designated historical site. ItRead More →

Moomin Valley – Nicknamed “Moomin House” the quirky building pictured is one of three buildings (and a cafe added in 2018) in this free, unique and imaginative theme park for children in Hanno City; Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest Park. Once you leave your shoes at the door (which we didn’t on ourRead More →