Arakawa BBQ Kawasemigawara Yorii

Kawasemi-gawara is the name of a BBQ spot and free campsite by the Arakawa (Ara River) in Yorii, Saitama Prefecture. If you’ve ever been to the Saitama Museum of Rivers you will have seen it by the car park entrance to the river museum. You can also see it asRead More →

summer in Saitama 2020

Summer in Saitama 2020 – Things are a lot different this summer in the shadow of the Coronavirus outbreak. For one, summer holidays are much shorter for most people. Then of course there is the fact that the majority of our beloved festivals and fireworks have been cancelled. Moreover, theRead More →

Kinomura Camp Tokigawa

This is one post I am particularly happy to be bringing you! We have been trying to stay at Kinomura Camp in Tokigawa for the last five years. However, as it is extremely popular we have never been able to secure a booking for a date we wanted. This year,Read More →

Nature spot tokigawa Sanba Gorge Sanba Ravine

Sanba Keikoku – Known in English as either Sanba Gorge, Sanba Valley or Sanba Ravine. It is a beautiful ravine in nature rich Tokigawa, Saitama Prefecture (Japan), North West of Tokyo. Despite the town’s remote location the area is serviced by a (infrequent) train. The station, Myokaku station, is aRead More →

Musashi no mura water play plaza 2019

Musashi no Mura family land in the green offers a number of ways to cool down in the summer. One is the mist tunnel, the largest of its kind in the Kanto region. There are also outdoor pools opening mid-July. They have a snow festival in August which is aRead More →

Soyu Secret Forest Mallage Kuki himitsu no mori

The Mallage Shobu mall in Kuki city offers a number of facilities and services for children, including the Soyu Himitsu No Mori, or Secret Forest, play centre on the 1st floor. Soyu Himitsu no Mori Soyu Himitsu no Mori has the unique feature of an indoor paddling / splash pool, which is part ofRead More →

Kamihira Park

Kamihira park is located in Ageo City in the central area of Saitama Prefecture. It has lots of sporting facilities, playground equipment, water play and some seasonal flowers too. There is also a shop / café in the park at the baseball stadium. Kamihira Park, Ageo My overwhelming impression ofRead More →