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Saitama

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The 11th Kinchakuda Spring Festival

The 11th Kinchakuda Spring Festival

Mid Apr

This festival was formerly known as the Nanohana Festival (菜の花まつり) as it is timed when the nanohana (rapeseed flowers) a..

Komahongo Free
Kasukabe Wisteria Festival

Kasukabe Wisteria Festival

Sunday - Apr 26th

Kasukabe City, Sataima Prefecture celebrates its "Fuji dori", a two kilometer long street lined with wisteria arbors in the last..

Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan 5 Free
Kasukabe’s Giant Kite Festival

Kasukabe’s Giant Kite Festival

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..

Large kite flying festival.. 15 Free

Where to eat in Saitama

Kamakyuu Senbei

Kamakyuu Senbei

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Kamakyuu has been making rice crackers or senbei using traditional methods for over 80 years. At the factory outlet shop in Hanno..

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Chocolate Ramen

Chocolate Ramen

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For several years now around Valentine's Day, ramen chain Kourakuen has been offering its (in)famous chocolate ramen. This ramen..

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Places to stay in Saitama

Hatogo Ichiban

Hatogo Ichiban

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

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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..

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Panja

Panja

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Panja is a specialty bread shop that has a strong commitment to creating the best dough for various types of breads using carefully..

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Seibuen Yuuenchi

Seibuen Yuuenchi

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If you're looking for an amusement park with all the quintessential rides, Seibuen Yuuenchi might be for you. This retro fairground..

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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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