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International Festival Sekai Shi at Keyaki Hiroba | SAITAMA

International Festival Sekai Shi brought to you by the Sekai Ichi organisation, at the Keyaki Hiroba of Saitama Super Arena. You can try food and drink from around the world and see many different country’s traditional costumes.  They have stage performances including native song and/or dance and / or sports performances from various countries such as America, Brazil, America, Canada, Germany […]

Round up of Halloween Events 2016 | SAITAMA

Halloween Events Saitama – Each year the number and quality of Halloween events is improving in the Saitama area. We’ve a way to go before we get to the level of Chiba or Kanagawa, but there is enough in the area for the kids to enjoy. **Halloween kicks off in Saitama on October 1st.** Daily From October 1st~31st ①Happy Halloween 2016 【Saitama […]

Fireworks and Festivals on August 7th in SAITAMA

You can view a clickable version of the above image on the Event Calendar for Saitama. Simply click on the event name for more information and an external link with full details. The Tsurugashima once-every-four-year event Suneori Amagoi features on this blog here: Award Winning, Intangible Asset Suneori Amagoi;, Rain Praying Festival | TSURUGASHIMA  

Numakage Park

Summer Outdoor Pool, Numakage Park | URAWA

One of the earliest parks to open their outdoor pools for the summer season is Numakage Park in Urawa, Saitama. Information adapted from Saitama with Kids facebook page (with permission): The outdoor pools in NUMAKAGE PARK have been opening for weekends since July 2nd. They will open daily from this Saturday the 16th of July. Hours: July 2nd to August 15th: 9am […]

Pedal car at kazo hanasaki park santa kazo

Water play and pedal cars at Hanasaki Water Park | KAZO

Kazo Hanasaki Water Park made quite an impression on me. It isn’t a huge park, but there is a lot to do in the relatively small area. So much so, I recommend it as one of those parks that it is worth a journey to, even just once. That is, if you are in Saitama! POOLS AND BIKES There are two […]

Yakyu Inari Shrine, the Baseball Shrine| Higashimatsuyama

The Baseball Shrine – Yakyu Inari Shrine is located in Higashimatsuyama, Saitama, just 1 hour and 10 minutes from Ikebukuro on the Tobu Tojo line.  It is one of many shrines to the God Inari. However, what makes it special is that its Chinese characters (“Yakyu” 箭弓) are pronounced the same as the Japanese for baseball (野球).  It has thus come to […]

A new kid’s cafe in Saitama: Pomme Cafe, Ario in Ageo

**This post was initially posted on my blogger in September 2015.** I remember desperately searching for an “oyako” (parent and child) restaurant when my eldest was a baby. I was utterly disappointed to find the nearest and possibly ONLY kid’s cafe in Saitama at that time was in Omiya. Not so close to where I live. Fast forward 6 years […]

Night Illumination COCOON CITY, Saitama-Shintoshin

Night Illumination Cocoon City – It used to be that you would have to travel into Tokyo to get some night light action, but nowadays even the smallest of prefectures have some winter illumination for all to enjoy. The displays run for up to 4 months and are really quite spectacular. It has been a great way to encourage people […]

Koedo Kurari Character Festival Halloween event

This Saturday from 11am there is a “character festival” in Kawagoe Kurari, a small shopping area with food and souvenirs housed in three former sake breweries.  You can meet mascots and characters from the Kawagoe area, including Kawagoe city’s main mascot Tokimo, a sweet potato clock. There will be an opportunity to get your photo taken with the mascot. Children who […]

Seibu Amusement Park Winter Illumination

Seibu Amusement Park Winter Illumination – This year Seibu Yuuenchi is in the top four largest winter illuminations list for the Greater Tokyo area.  Around 3,000,000 lights are used for this year’s ensemble, even the merry-go-round is lit up with 12 different colours. The illumination display opened just yesterday in the Tokorozawa based amusement park, only 30 minutes from Tokyo. You […]