Yoshida folk house saitama's oldest home in Ogawa machi Saitama japan

Yoshida Folk House in Ogawa town, Saitama. Yoshida Folk house has a very different atmosphere to any of the other folk / period houses I have personally visited in the past. I expected something like Toyama Memorial Museum with several rooms and a stunning garden in traditional Japanese style. However,Read More →

taiko experience with ondekoza

Taiko with Ondekoza – Traditional Japanese taiko is invigorating to watch, but it is even more exhilarating to play. But training with the esteemed Ondekoza taiko drum troupe is an experience an a whole other level. The afternoon I spent watching and playing taiko with some of my peers andRead More →

The story of the forest and the lights Shinrin Park Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park Namegawa

The Story of the Forest and Lights is the name of the middle of three light up events at Shinrin park every year. Shinrin Park, also called Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park, was the very first National Government Park in all of Japan. It is located in Namegawa Town inRead More →

Fueki Shoyu Kinbue Soy Sauce Park

Eat, learn, experience, play and shop at the innovative (Fueki Shoyu) Kinbue Soy Sauce Park, Kawajima Town, Saitama The outstanding Kinbue Soy Sauce Park will open on Saturday, November 16th 2019. The park from the legendary Fueki Shoyu creates an interactive recreational space for visitors where you can eat, learn,Read More →

Kitamoto Neputa Festival insaitama.com

Kitamoto Neputa Festival Report, November 2019 Kitamoto Neputa Festival History In 1991 a team of Kitamoto city officials visited Hirosaki in Aomori, the home of Neputa, to learn how to make the festival floats used in the parades. And to study the techniques used in painting the distinctive and captivatingRead More →

Funmock Panza Miyazawako Metsa Hanno insaitama (5) Metsä

“Funmock; an athletic in the sky“ Panza is the name of the company, Miyazawako the name of the branch, Funmock is the name of the play area and Metsa Village (Hanno) is where it is located! Panza Project Adventure Japan Panza is part of a larger collaborative called Project AdventureRead More →

Togetsuen Satsukiya Komugisou Nishi Ku Saitama (47) (2)

Komugisou is just one cafe at Togetsuen – Peach Moon Garden – a cafe theme park in “a forest of horses and art” in Saitama City Komugisou is just one of four cafes at Togetsuen. Togetsuen is so completely different to anything I’ve written about to date. It both excitesRead More →

Cafe Mozart Former School Shimozato Ogawa

Cafe Mozart is the cafe on the grounds of the former Ogawa Town Shimozato school. The school is known to many as Ashigaoka school from the Non Non Biyori anime. The cafe is attached to the acclaimed school, which has become a popular destination for fans of the anime. ButRead More →

Sparkler Festival kawagoe

Sparkler festival Kawagoe downtown tourist area. Sparklers are handheld fireworks. This is actually a first for me. In 11 years of sharing events happening in Saitama I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sparkler festival before. But it makes so much sense. It sounds like a lot of fun tooRead More →

Kuroyama waterfalls light up

Kuroyama waterfalls light up and live music For anyone looking for a local festival attended by small numbers in a rural area commutable from Tokyo, this event maybe of interest. Kuroyama waterfalls are three waterfalls close together in Ogose, Saitama. There are two right beside each other, Odaki and Medaki,Read More →