SAITAMA – Best Living Japan – Tokyo Travel Guide https://bestlivingjapan.com Tokyo with Kids Guide for Globally Minded Families Thu, 15 Oct 2020 23:47:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 75234301 Tokyo Area Sweet Potato Digging – October to early December https://bestlivingjapan.com/sweet-potato-digging-japan/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/sweet-potato-digging-japan/#respond Thu, 15 Oct 2020 23:14:54 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=52172 Sweet potato digging is an autumn tradition that all Japanese kindergarten and early elementary kids partake in October through December. In Japanese sweet potatoes are called “satsumaimo”. Enjoy a nice autumn day outside central Tokyo and go sweet potato digging. Below are five recommended locations to go Japanese sweet potato digging. Also don’t forget to …

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Kadokawa Culture Museum, Tokorozawa Saitama-ken – Museum, Team Lab and More https://bestlivingjapan.com/kadokawa-culture-museum-tokorozawa-saitama-ken-museum-team-lab-and-more/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/kadokawa-culture-museum-tokorozawa-saitama-ken-museum-team-lab-and-more/#respond Wed, 05 Aug 2020 05:31:28 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=71242 The Kadokawa Culture Museum and new TeamLab exhibit opened on August 1, 2020. The Kadokawa Culture Museum designed by Kuma Kengo is part of a new development called Tokorozawa Sakura Town in Saitama. Kadokawa is one of the largest Japanese publishers in Japan producing books, magazines, anime, and movies. Tokorozawa is located one hour from central Tokyo …

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Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking – June to early September https://bestlivingjapan.com/tokyo-area-blueberry-picking/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/tokyo-area-blueberry-picking/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2020 04:01:14 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=6265 Late June to early September is blueberry picking season in Japan. Here are our recommended Tokyo Area Blueberry Picking Locations for Summer 2020.  We have chosen six gardens for great half-day or one-day trips; two in Chiba-ken, two in Saitama-ken and two in Kanagawa-ken. Many of these gardens run through September, but best blueberry picking …

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Sayama Berry Picking Farm (Saitama) https://bestlivingjapan.com/sayama-berry-land/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/sayama-berry-land/#respond Sun, 12 Jul 2020 23:00:05 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=9827 Sayama Berry Land (Saitama-ken) (狭山ベリーランド) has one of the largest blueberry farms in the Tokyo area with over 50 types of berries and 2,000 bushes. The blueberry bushes are in covered mesh houses. Here are other great places to visit in Saitama with kids They have two parking areas; one where their office is located …

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Pocky Factory (Saitama) https://bestlivingjapan.com/pocky-factory/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/pocky-factory/#respond Thu, 09 Jul 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=56741 If your kids love Pocky, a day trip out to the Pocky Factory is a must. The Glico Pia East Factory is where both Pocky and Pretz snacks are produced. You can sign-up for a free one hour tour online. The trip from central Tokyo takes about 2 hours, so I recommend you combine with …

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10 Day Trip Outlets https://bestlivingjapan.com/greater-tokyo-area-outlet-centers/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/greater-tokyo-area-outlet-centers/#respond Fri, 03 Jul 2020 21:00:00 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=35397 If you need to stock-up for your new apartment or a new seasonal wardrobe for you or the kids, there are 10 greater Tokyo area outlet centers. Japanese outlets usually offer a 30-50% discount off of department store prices – although most of the product is made specifically for outlets nowadays. Still, some good values …

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