Witch-hazel flower

Suitable for a day trip from Tokyo, Chikozan park is a Multi-purpose park with Campsite, BBQ, Zoo, Fireflies, Fishing, Sport facilities, Athletic Playground, Multi-use Playground, Beautiful Flora and Fauna with seasonal flower festivals Chikozan Park Chikozan Park in Sayama is a beautiful, vast park with lots of attractions for allRead More →

Guinea pigs as hina dolls! At Sayama Chikozan Park Zoo

Information for the small, but affordable Chikozan Park Zoo in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture. Also included: information for the animal onsen – monkeys and capybaras – each winter at the zoo. In addition, information for the Hina Dolls Display, Guinea Pig version! With the excellent Saitama Children’s Zoo practically onRead More →

Enomoto Dairy Farm

Enomoto Dairy Farm – family run, amiable dairy farm in rural Ageo, Saitama, but close to big cities and even Tokyo itself. The Enomoto Dairy Farm reminds me of the farms at home in Ireland. Its most famous acclaim is its delicious ice-cream, or as they call it ‘gelato’, which hasRead More →

Iris and hydrangea Ageo Maruyama Park 2021 Saitama

Ageo Maruyama park is frequently listed in Saitama’s top 3 list of family parks. It is personally one of my favorites.  I love that although the park is big, it isn’t massive. Furthermore, there is so much to do and see that you can spend a full day there. Moreover, it isRead More →

Kitamoto Children's park cherry blossoms

Kitamoto Children’s Park aka Kitamotoshi Kodomo Koen 2012 to 2024! Kitamoto Children’s Park is the English name for Kitamotoshi Kodomo Koen, but the latter is on Google Maps as the English name. I use both throughout this post so they are searchable. When I first wrote this blog post inRead More →