Treeing Tree climbing saitama tokyo

Tree climbing in Saitama – “Treeing” is the term the Japanese have coined for the sport of climbing trees with ropes and harnesses.  In the Autumn of 2015, treeing came on my radar because one of my local parks started to offer it as a regular event. On further inspection quiteRead More →

Lego School Lalaport Fujimi Japan’s 1st lego school, an after school education programme, opened in Lalaport, Fujimi, last month (April 2015). The “school” runs a number of different programmes, by age group. A lesson costs 3,000 yen. Next door is the lego store.  The lego store sells lego sets as wellRead More →

Konosu dolls' festival

Information for, and an account of, visiting Japan’s largest Dolls festival display at the Konosu Surprising Dolls Festival or Konosu Bikkuri Hina Matsuri in Japanese. 鴻巣びっくりひな祭り。 Japan’s largest dolls festival pyramid display “Konosu Doll Pyramid” in Konosu, Saitama Prefecture, is just a 50 minute train ride from Ueno station inRead More →

Tove Jansson Akebono children's forest moomin valley park with puisto in the background

Night light up and general information for Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest (formerly called Moomin Valley) in Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture just North of Tokyo… Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest Once nicknamed “Moomin House” and now known as “Mushroom House” the quirky building pictured below is one of three buildings (andRead More →