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 →

Saitama Space Museum

Saitama Municipal Youth Astronomical Museum aka the Saitama Space Museum (Urawa, Saitama City).さいたま市青少年宇宙科学館 It’s spring break in Japan.  It is also end of school year.  Traffic tends to increase and queues lengthen, but there are still some hidden gems that evade the chaos. Saitama’s space museum, or officially the SaitamaRead More →

On this the 50th anniversary of the Shinkansen (bullet train), October 1st 2014, it seems fitting to introduce one of Saitama’s top attractions.  Japan’s second largest train / Railway Museum, in Omiya,  鉄道博物館. It is known locally as Omiya train museum and as Saitama railway museum nationwide. Whatever you chose to call itRead More →

CHerry blossoms Mihashi park

Mihashi Park –  Mihashi Recreational Park, 三橋総合公園, is a park enjoyed by locals in Nishi ward. Unlike other parks in the area it has plenty of free parking and for the most part it is free to play in, but the sporting facilities have a nominal fee. They also haveRead More →