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Saitama

Uncover the rural landscapes of Nagatoro and Chichibu

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The World of Hina in a Period House

The World of Hina in a Period House

Feb 6th - Feb 14th

Toyama Memorial House is a heritage home and museum in the rural town of Kawajima in Saitama Prefecture. Every year for the "hina..

¥700
Wish Upon Cocoon Star

Wish Upon Cocoon Star

Nov 7th - Feb 14th

Information for the annual winter night illumination at Cocoon City with its color changing Christmas tree.

4 Free
Shining Flyway, the Blue Forest

Shining Flyway, the Blue Forest

Nov 7th - Feb 14th

Shining Flyway, the Blue Forest is the name of the 2020 / 2021 winter illumination at the Keyaki Hiroba in Tamaari Town, formerly..

6 Free

Where to eat in Saitama

Mahatoma

Mahatoma

Sherilyn Siy

This yakitori shop is open only once a week on Saturday. If you do get to this out of the way shop when it's open, you will..

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Places to stay in Saitama

Grantia Hanyu Spa Resort

Grantia Hanyu Spa Resort

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Nothing beats the experience of staying in resort and spa. Warmth smile and helpful staff, convenient amenities, delicious and fresh..

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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Latest Saitama Reports

Enomoto Dairy Farm

Enomoto Dairy Farm

Lynda Hogan

2021 is the Year of the Ox (cow). What better time to visit a tourist dairy farm! Enomoto Farm offers a glimpse of agricultural..

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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 sq. km

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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