Metsa Village umbrella sky Japan's largest umbrella art installation Things to do in Saitama

Metsa Village Umbrella Sky “Forest and Lake and Umbrella“ We visited the Forest and Lake and Umbrella Metsa Umbrella Sky Project in the summer of 2019. And we weren’t disappointed. Its coming back this year, 2020, even bigger and for longer than last year. (2020 Event Information here). Umbrella SkyRead More →

June Saitama things to do in the rainy season in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

June Saitama ~ it maybe rainy season, but there’s no need for that to rain on your parade! Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, things are quite different this year, with several events cancelled. But if everything goes according to plan the stay home will be lifted on June 1st.Read More →

Like so many places in Japan, You Park Ogose goes by many names, “Little Indian Village”, “Ogose Fureai Center” and “Yu Park” (or Yuu Park) have been the most commonly used over the years. However, with the renewal open in April, they have cleverly chosen to go with just one;Read More →

Fireflies in their natural habitat blue apple with permission

Did you know that you can see fireflies in Saitama all year round? The Tobu Zoo is home to the first and only firefly house in the world. And while it is fascinating to see fireflies anywhere or anytime, there is nothing quite like seeing them in the wild inRead 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 →

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 →