About Saitama
Area:3797.75 sq. km

Just above Tokyo, Saitama is more than just a suburb for commuters to the nation’s capital.

The city of Kawagoe is famous for its traditional kura-zukuri style warehouses, which remain from the 18th and 19th centuries and house many souvenir shops. The Railway Museum is also an intriguing site, while if you need to do some shopping, Aeon Lake Town in Koshigaya, the largest shopping mall in Japan, is your answer. The Tobu Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the Kanto area and a great place to take children to.

The northern half of Saitama is abundant with nature, especially the Chichibu region, known for its many mountains and temples. The Nagatoro Valley is renowned for its beautiful scenery and whitewater rafting.

Things to Do in Saitama

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Where ramen meets authentic Sichuan spices

Mount Sengen Hiking Course

Colorful sights in rural Saitama

Chichibu's Shin-soba Festival

Enjoy newly harvested and freshly made soba

Saitama's Ranzan Valley

A colorful spectacle awaits you!

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Blue Lights Symphony

Catch this illumination dreamland in Saitama


Gohyaku Rakan in Kawagoe

Buddha's 540 stone disciples at Kitain Temple

The Gohyaku Rakan and Kawagoe are definitely worth a visit.

Skydiving in Japan

See Japan's landscape from a different point of view

This looks fantastic. I'm travelling to Japan in April 2017 and really want to go skydiving, but speak zero Japanese. Do you think this is a problem at all? I have done it once before in New Zealand

Kinchakuda - Spider Lily Heaven

Seeing red

I'm always fascinated with flowers in Japan!