Flower kids factory – omocha-ya-san

June 30th, 2009 by
Category: Miscellaneous, Shopping

For parents who have small kids or babies, rainy season is kind of headache because they can’t take their children out to a park or even just outside home. In  Karuizawa, the Flower kids factory is one of the few recommended places where kids can help ” kill ” their time. The toy store or omocha-ya-san is in the Prince Shopping Plaza (New West building 37A) by the JR Karuizawa Station. When we moved to Nagano from Tokyo, I was wondering how people residing out of town spend a day when it’s raining. Maybe thier kids do get so bored staying in thier house because the size of their houses is usually bigger than those of Tokyo? Anyway, there is a  wonderful Thomas the Tank Engine railway at the toy store. It’s 200yen per round but a Thomas card is given too! It’s not only for boys. Every time I take my son there, I also see some girls riding the Thomas. Of course you adults can ride too. Free admission to the mini theme park!

Link to Flower Kids Factory http://www.princehotels.co.jp/shopping/karuizawa/shop/nw/nw37a.html (Japanese only)


About Shuichiro (Inactive)

My name is Shu Ono and I became self-employed 4 years ago and started my own tourism business called Jissen Inbound. I just wanted to introduce myself and my travel journal which I will try my best to keep updated with all my trips in Nagano (both business and pleasure. Just a little about myself: I'm originally from Osaka, Japan, the second largest city in Japan. But after graduation from an university in Tokyo, I spent about 4 years in other coutnries - Australia, USA and England. Please don't ask me which food I like - fish & chips or hamburger. :) I like Japanese foods very much. Recently I'm really interested in Japanese calligraphy andI play golf which I hope to do so this coming summer in Nagano. Also I love traveling Japan. I'm happy with what I'm doing in business because my clients are usually ryokans and hotels in coutryside including Nagano. I hope to use my experiences to make contributions to the Nagano tourism blog site. TKsyusyu

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