Ribbon Marche pop up play area

Ribbon Marche is a kids dressing-up and make believe pop up play area that travels around the country. It will visit Peony Walk in Higashimatsuyama for the February bank holiday weekend, from Saturday February 9th to Monday bank holiday February 11th. We have been to a couple of their pop-upsRead More →

Kid’s US Land Kawagoe Regrettably, Kids US Land Kawagoe closed for business in 2018. Kid’s US Land Kawagoe is the most recent of the super play centre chain to open on the West side of Saitama. It opened in March this year. After visiting both the Higashimatsuyama and Kamifukuoka branches,Read More →

Kawamin House

Kawajima Play Area – Kawajima is a little known town in the larger district of Hiki. It has become slightly more recognised in recent years as one of the newer exits on the Ken-o Expressway. However, it has quite a bit more to offer, including Japan’s longest rose tunnel, which is inRead More →

After visiting Kid’s US Land in Higashimatsuyama (which regretably closed in 2018), I was keen to try out the other branches to see how they compare. On the Internet it looked like the branch in Kamifukuoka (Fujimino) was particularly large, and a trip there this morning confirmed that is it indeedRead More →

Indoor Play Center Saitama – A list of 65 of the Play / Fun / Amusement Centers (excluding Jidokan community play centers) in the prefecture of Saitama. Find a play center in your area. **I have no affiliation to any of these companies, nor do I receive any reward orRead More →

Update 2018 – unfortunately Kids US Land Higashimatsuyama Closed on August 31st 2018 Play Center Higashimatsuyama – We are largely an outdoor family, but there are times of the year that we relish indoor play. By and large, summer is spent indoors, first to avoid the rain, then to escapeRead More →

Play Center Konosu – Another day, another play area! We are on a seek and find quest for even more new (to us) play areas in Saitama. Call it a hobby, or an obsession, it keeps munchkin #4 highly entertained and keeps me on my toes. My overall impression ofRead More →

Preschooler fun at Bornelund Kid-o-Kid in Cocoon 2, Omiya, Saitama City Bornelund Kid-O-Kid Concealed in the back corner of the third floor of Cocoon 2 is a veritable preschooler’s paradise.  Bornelund’s Kid-o-kid recently celebrated its one year anniversary. It still looks like it just opened.  The equipment is very well kept, pristine, brightRead More →

Niko niko garden in Festa Ageo in the Value Plaza Value Plaza Ageo is an old style department store and walking into it you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d gone through a time slip to the 1980s. It is a cold and stark building, both indoors and out. And first impressionsRead More →

Cats Eye Play Center Sayama Cats Eye play and sports centre is very like Spocha in Round 1, just not as classy or clean, and the limited number of staff leave a lot to be desired. There is a smell of stale smoke in the areas outside the play areaRead More →