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Saitama

Uncover the rural landscapes of Nagatoro and Chichibu

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Terasaka Firefly Festival

Terasaka Firefly Festival

Sherilyn Siy

On July 7 this year (Saturday), the Terasaka Rice Terraces in Yokoze, Chichibu, will be open to the public for a special summer..

Terasaka Rice Terraces Saturday - Jul 6th 1 Free
Hanyu Natsu Matsuri

Hanyu Natsu Matsuri

Selena Hoy

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

Plaza Dori Saturday - Jul 13th 1 Free
Umbrella Sky at Metsa Village

Umbrella Sky at Metsa Village

Lynda Hogan

"Forest and Lake and Umbrella" is Metsa Village's striking Umbrella Sky Project. Walk under a rainbow of umbrellas casting colored..

Metsa Jun 19th - Jul 15th 5 Free

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Places to stay in Saitama

Hatogo Ichiban

Hatogo Ichiban

Febry Fawzi

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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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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