About Saitama
Region:Kanto
Island:Honshu
Capital:Saitama
Population:7,194,556
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.

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The Satte Sakura Festival

Beautiful blossoms & atmosphere just outside Tokyo

Hanasanshou

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

Community discussion

Chikozan Park Children's Zoo

Look, touch and experience the animals in Saitama Pref.

Lovely!

Konosu "Flower Town" Poppy Festival

See 10 million poppies in full bloom in Konosu, Saitama

Beautiful Place!

Ashigakubo Icicles

Life is a balance between rest and movement

Yes, but from what I saw, there's a manmade element to the icicles. I don't think it's 100% natural formation.

The Satte Sakura Festival

Beautiful blossoms & atmosphere just outside Tokyo

Saitama isn't normally where I'd think to go for beauty like this either, but this festival is incredible!