Villa Napoli Italian Restaurant Tsurugashima

Villa Napoli is a lively Italian Restaurant in Tsurugashima, close to Wakaba Walk. You can order individual dishes or a plan that includes all-you-can- eat pizza with sides. It is a great spot for an affordable, filling lunch with friends or family. On top of all that, the restaurant itselfRead More →

Suneori amagoi rain praying festival tsurugashima

The rain praying dragon festival of Tsurugashima “Suneori Amagoi” is usually held in August every four years. This year, 2020, it was scheduled to be held in September. However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak they initially thought of postponing the date and then ultimately cancelled it.  This festival has toRead More →

The 2019 Summer Carnival in Tsurugashima will take place on Saturday the 20th of July. Last year, due to the heat wave, the scheduled children’s performances was cancelled. All other performances went ahead as scheduled. There is a possibility the same will happen this year. Please check the official website forRead More →

Greenfinger instacafe saitama japan saitama flowers best of saitama

There has been a steady rise of Instacafe spots all over Japan, but Greenfinger cafe in Tsurugashima might well win a prize for the most instagrammable cafe in all of Saitama. It is particularly the garden of the cafe that has created its instafame. Specially the roses, which have wonRead More →

Hello Kitty Valentine

Wakaba Walk have live music performances almost every weekend of the year. For the bank holiday Monday, February 11th, they have a “Sanrio Valentine Mini Stage”, a musical performance with everyone’s favourite Sanrio character Hello Kitty. And Daniel Starr, also known as Dear Daniel, the main male Hello Kitty character.Read More →

Tsurugashima Sports Park

Tsurugashima Sports Park isn’t a particularly large park and, if you are not playing sports, nor is it a particularly engaging park. However, it has two things going for it; cherry blossoms and a splash pool. The park is useful for locals as it has walking courses, a tennis courts,Read More →

Shidax Karaoke – The Shidax are a family friendly Karaoke chain that offer many different packages for an affordable few hours of fun with family or friends.  As it is a franchise, each branch is independently run and has its own system. Shidax Karaoke Prices, packages and facilities differ betweenRead More →

You can view a clickable version of the above image on the Event Calendar for Saitama. Simply click on the event name for more information and an external link with full details. The Tsurugashima once-every-four-year event Suneori Amagoi features on this blog here: Award Winning, Intangible Asset Suneori Amagoi;, Rain PrayingRead More →

Suneori Amagoi The Suneori Amagoi Rain Praying Festival, which started in 1781, has been awarded a number of cultural and festival accolades. The awards include the prestigious and coveted city designated intangible folk cultural asset. Another is the equally distinguished grand prize for the best hometown events. Both of theseRead More →

What an absolutely fabulous selection of festivals on offer the first weekend of the summer school holidays. There is something for everyone in Saitama the weekend of July 16th to 20th. From the very traditional, history rich Japanese festivals, to a taste of Brazil in a Summer Carnival. From family friendly childrenRead More →