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Hiroshi Yoshida Exhibition (Saitama)

Hiroshi Yoshida Exhibition (Saitama)

Oct 23rd - Nov 28th

A special event at the Kawagoe City Museum looks at the works of Yoshida Hiroshi (1876 - 1950), a renowned Fukuoka-born painter..

Meat Meets Music Fes

Meat Meets Music Fes

Nov 23rd - Nov 28th

The Meat Meets Music Festival in Saitama pairs carnivorous eats with music performances from various artists.

Fall Illumination Shinrin Park

Fall Illumination Shinrin Park

Mid - Late Nov

Fall foliage night illumination event at Shinrin Park. The massive park opens its central gate on weekends for an evening walk where..

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Where to eat in Saitama

Chez Noir 7

Chez Noir

Sherilyn Siy

Entering Chez Noir is like stepping into 1920s Europe. This quirky cafe is crammed from top to bottom with period pieces that would..


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Su Lab Kendama Cafe

Su Lab Kendama Cafe

Lynda Hogan

Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy whose popularity has prevailed throughout the years. Moreover, in modern times, kendama is..


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.