Yaezakura Late blooming sakura cherry blossom

Inariyama Park Cherry Blossom Festival 2020 – There will be no Cherry blossom Festival in Inariyama Park in Sayama park this year due to the Novel Coronavirus. The festival had been tentatively set to take place on April 4th and 5th, but earlier in the week they announced the cancellationRead More →

The beauty of Japanese Swords

The Beauty of Japanese Swords at Sayama City Museum January 2020. The Beauty of Japanese Swords The Sayama City Museum winter exhibit and first exhibit for 2020 is “The Beauty of Japanese Swords”. The exhibit started this past weekend, on Saturday January 11th, and will run until Sunday February 16th.Read More →

monkey onsen

Monkey Onsen at Chikozan Park Zoo in Sayama – The Chikozan Park Zoo usually opens their Monkey Hot spring each year on November 23rd, a Japanese national holiday. It normally runs until the end of March. It is in the usual monkey enclosure toward the back of the park besideRead More →

Sayama Halloween Chikozan Park

Sayama Halloween in Chikozan Zoo Sayama Halloween – the Halloween period at Chikozan Zoo in Sayama is from October 7th until October 27th 2019. On Sunday October 27th Chikozan zoo will have their main Halloween event “Halloween Costume Party” from 11.45 am at the open space at the back ofRead More →

Unfortunate Insects Exhibition Sayama Municipal museum summer 2019

Unfortunate Insects Exhibition is the next child friendly summer exhibition at the Sayama Municipal Museum. It will run from Saturday June 29th to Sunday September 8th during the museum’s opening hours of 9 am to 5 pm everyday except Monday. The museum closes on Mondays. In my experience to date,Read More →

Sayama Inariyama Prefectural park or Inariyama Park for short. This article contains general information about the park as well as cherry blossom, barbecue and annual event information. There is a museum and cafe in the park. Inariyama Park Inariyama Park was once an American military facility; part of Johnson airport.Read More →

Wai Wai Park – In the food court of Aeon (formerly Carrefour) in Sayama they have a play area for children. If you haven’t been there in more than six months, you might remember a broken down excuse of a play center called Yu Kids Ai land. However, they reformedRead More →

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 PrayingRead More →

fireworks in saitama koshigaya fireworks ageo fireworks

This weekend we are once again spoiled for choice with the quantity and variety of festivals and fireworks being held in various locations in Saitama. Here is a small sample of the festivals and fireworks on offer on SATURDAY the 6th of August. We have everything from super size fireworks to smallerRead 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 →