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Saitama

Uncover the rural landscapes of Nagatoro and Chichibu

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Hitsujiyama Park (Photo: Phlox / Phlox subulata / 芝桜(しばざくら) – TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) / CC BY 2.0)

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Upcoming Saitama Events

Kasukabe’s Giant Kite Festival 2024

Kasukabe’s Giant Kite Festival 2024

Early May

Kasukabe City’s annual giant kite festival is held on May 3rd and 5th. Teams hoist kites weighing hundreds of kilograms over t..

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Chichibu Shibazakura Festival 2024

Chichibu Shibazakura Festival 2024

Apr 12th - May 6th

One of the best places in the Kanto region to enjoy shibazakura is at Hitsujiyama Park, where the annual Chichibu Shibazakura Festival..

¥300

Where to eat in Saitama

Katsuya

Katsuya

Sherilyn Siy

Tonkatsu is one of the most popular meals in Japan. The star of the show is a pork cutlet coated with flour and egg and panko and..

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Sawawa, Kawagoe Branch

Sawawa, Kawagoe Branch

Lynda Hogan

Sawawa has enjoyed a booming trade since it first opened in Kawagoe six years ago. It is a food store with some seating, by the..

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Places to stay in Saitama

Hatogo Ichiban

Hatogo Ichiban

Febry Fawzi

Experience the tatami-matted rooms, onsen bath, yukata, and delicious food at Hatogo Ichiban, Chichibu, Saitama

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Hotel Route Inn Ageo

Hotel Route Inn Ageo

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It is easy to navigate the place. I just needed 10 minutes to walk from Okegawa station to Hotel Route Inn Ageo. As I first visit..

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About Saitama

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kanto
Island Honshu
Capital Saitama
Population 7,194,556
Area 3797.75 km²

Just above Tokyo, Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県, Saitama-ken) 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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