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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

Kumagaya Fireworks Festival

Kumagaya Fireworks Festival

Saturday - Aug 13th

Kumagaya City will be staging its annual Kumagaya Fireworks Festival on Saturday, 10th August 2019 along the banks of the Arakawa..

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Sugito Town Lantern Festival

Sugito Town Lantern Festival

Aug 3rd - Aug 16th

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

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Where to eat in Saitama

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

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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Joumon Farm

Joumon Farm

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Sweet, tart, and juicy, it is difficult to think of a fruit more popular and beloved than strawberries. A 30-minute eat-all-you-can..

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Cawaz Base

Cawaz Base

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This more than 60 year old former ramshackle folk house and shed have been transformed into a trendy cafe, co-working space, and..

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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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