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Saitama

Uncover the rural landscapes of Nagatoro and Chichibu

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Photo: TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) (CC BY 2.0)

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Upcoming Saitama Events

Hanyu Natsu Matsuri

Hanyu Natsu Matsuri

Saturday - Jul 11th

Saitama's Hanyu city buzzes with energy at its annual summer festival.

Plaza Dori 1 Free
Sugito Town Lantern Festival

Sugito Town Lantern Festival

Early Aug

In early August, Sugito Town in Saitama Prefecture celebrates summer for two evenings with a lantern festival. “The Milky Way ..

Furutone River 5 Free
Minami Koshigaya Awa Odori Festival

Minami Koshigaya Awa Odori Festival

Aug 21 - Aug 23rd

Awa Odori, the famed dance festival from Tokushima, is celebrated in the Tokyo suburb of Koshigaya every year from August 24th to..

Koshigaya City 4 Free

Where to eat in Saitama

Asami Chaya

Asami Chaya

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Asami Chaya is a tea house that opened in 1932 and run by the third generation of the Asami family in their family home that i..

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1110 Cafe and Bakery

1110 Cafe and Bakery

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Saitama's 1110 Cafe and Bakery has a 100% plant-based menu, with a variety of breads and to-go main dish "foodboxes" on offer...

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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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Mini Recycle Shop

Mini Recycle Shop

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Named after the icon of 1960s British popular culture, the Mini Recycle Shop sells preloved clothes, books, electronics and mo..

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Hougetsu

Hougetsu

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Hidden away from the main tourist draws in Koma is a small kaiseki restaurant run by a husband and wife. Despite (or perhaps precisely..

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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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