Preschooler fun at Bornelund Kid-o-Kid in Cocoon 2, Omiya, Saitama City Bornelund Kid-O-Kid Concealed in the back corner of the third floor of Cocoon 2 is a veritable preschooler’s paradise.  Bornelund’s Kid-o-kid recently celebrated its one year anniversary. It still looks like it just opened.  The equipment is very well kept, pristine, brightRead More →

Kodomo no Shiro Ageo – Saitama has a large number of superb free children’s (community/ play) centres, called jidokan or jido centre “jidose” (児童館・児童センター). Many mothers agree that Ageo’s kodomo-no-shiro, “children’s castle”, is among the best. In terms of size, equipment and diversity, I would personally rank it as numberRead More →

Winter Night Illumination Keyaki Hiroba (2)

Winter Illumination at Keyaki Hiroba Every year Keyaki Hiroba at Saitama Shintoshin has winter illumination. The theme and name of the illumination changes each year. But for the last few years Keyaki Hiroba’s winter illumination has remained one of the most popular in Saitama. Update 2018: This year the themeRead More →

 UPDATE: 2015 this event is commencing Saturday November 28th   Gyoda City, Kodai Hasu no Sato, “ancient lotus pond”, is best known for its paddy art which you can view from an observational tower. During December, they open the tower on certain dates to view illumination in the area below. Dates: December 1st, 7th, 8th andRead More →