An updated version of this article, with even more events is available on insaitama.com When I first came to Japan in 2000, the only place we could find that celebrated Halloween, was Tokyo Disney Resort. It turns out that there was a parade in Harajuku – Omotesando, but we didn’t know about it! You can find… Read More Kanto Area Halloween 2015 Event Round Up
Golf courses in Japan, including Saitama. Ranked viewings also shown. Source: Golf in Japan :: Courses in Saitama
Yeah, it’s October 1st, I’m finally allowed talk about Halloween without getting eye rolls and or verbal abuse. I took our Halloween box out of storage a few weeks ago and the kids have been enjoying Halloween books, activities and DVDs. Last week we did some Autumn and Halloween origami paper craft to ease them… Read More Paper plate spider trick or treat bags
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Source: Visit real life scenery from Yama no Susume “Climb of Encouragement” Anime in Hanno, Saitama I previously showcased “Moomin Valley” in Hanno, without knowing it had featured in an anime called Yama no Susume. In the linked article you can see scenery from the anime and how it looks in real life.
Kawagoe is a very popular tourist area in Saitama, about 30 minutes by train from Ikebukuro station in Tokyo. There is a lot to do in the tourist area of Kawagoe and a wealth of information about it on the web. However, I want to introduce a little known fact about the art in the popular tourist… Read More Styrofoam Art in Kawagoe
This video was taken outside a Ramen (Japanese noodle) restaurant in Kawagoe, Saitama.
Sunday the 20th September Starting on the 20th Okegawa fireworks http://www.okegawa-hanabi.jp/ Horo Festival Kawagoe http://www.kawagoe-yell.com/event/horomaturi/ Kawaguchi Street Jazz festival http://kawaguchi-fes.org/ Kawaguchi on a wine glass http://loco.yahoo.co.jp/event/6124d5e10ff72be0d4c94996587d044fa875d91d/ Shishimai (Lion Dance) at Yahata Shrine Sayama https://www.city.sayama.saitama.jp/manabu/rekishi/minwa_densyo/minzoku_gyoji/sayamanosisimai.html Dream Games Bike Festa and kids strider race http://ameblo.jp/dreamgames/ Already Running before the 20th and still available Urawa Beer Stadium http://urawa-beer-stadium.com/ Halloween at… Read More September 20 2015 in Saitama. Reposted from Tumblr
An Ojiisan is an old man or a Grandpa, but neither English word works well for the unique character in a game at an amusement centre in Lalaport, Fujimi, Saitama. The game which is highly unusual, funny, random and outright captivating, was located in CoroCoro Base shop in Fujimi Lalaport as a seasonal attraction. I’d love… Read More The Farting Ojiisan game
The Saitama Tots English Playgroup (STEPs) will hold an halloween party in the park on October 24th. The park is Nishi Chuo Park on the WEST side of Kamifukuoka station (not to be confused with Chuo park on the East side!). The party will be held between 2pm and 5pm, and includes a mini parade, trick or… Read More Halloween STEP party in Saitama, October 24th