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Toda Summer Pool for kids at Kodomo No Kuni. Kodomo no Kuni is the name of the Children’s Center in Toda city, Saitama. Among their many facilities they have outdoor pools for children in the summer. They have a 30 cm pool and a 45 cm pool making them idealRead More →

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Todabashi fireworks are one of the biggest in Saitama. What makes them particularly special is that they are run in conjunction with Itabashi fireworks which launch the same night on the far side of Arakawa River.  In 2020 they were scheduled for the much earlier time of May 23rd (theyRead More →

New Year Races 2020

New Year Races – It is very common in my homeland of Ireland, for people to attend horse races during the winter holidays. Around where I lived it is the Leopardstown Races on St Stephen’s Day. Here in Japan, Christmas is not a main event, but New Years is like ourRead More →

The Toda Furusato Festival is on Saturday August 17th and Sunday August 18th 2019. The 45th annual festival will be held in and around Toda City Hall. It is a typical festival with the usual offerings of food booths, live performances (including taiko drums) and traditional dance. The festival isRead More →

Cardboard land pop up area

There is a pop up cardboard play land in the Aeon Mall in Kita (North) Toda on Thursday May 2nd and Friday May 3rd. The event is on in the Sakurasou (primrose) Hiroba on the first floor. It is on between 10 am and 6 pm on both days. TheRead More →