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Saitama

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Kasukabe Hagoita Market

Kasukabe Hagoita Market

Dec 21st - Dec 23rd

Kasukabe holds its annual Hagoita Market from December 21st to 23rd at the east exit of Kasukabe Station in Saitama Prefecture...

Kasukabe Station East Exit.. 5 Free
Metsa Village Christmas

Metsa Village Christmas

Nov 1st - Dec 25th

Information for the seasonal Christmas market, Christmas crafts, Christmas decorations and Santa Claus visits at Metsa Village in..

Metsa Village 4 Free
Icicles of Misotsuchi in Chichibu

Icicles of Misotsuchi in Chichibu

Jan 12th - Feb 11th

The icicles of Misotsuchi in Chichibu are works of art created by Mother Nature.

Misotsuchi no Tsurara 4 Free

Where to eat in Saitama

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Cafe Nichigetsudo

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Somewhere along the picturesque road on the way to Chichibu from Hidaka is a cozy nook of a stop called Cafe Nichigetsudo (カ..

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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..

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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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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Ureshiimonoya

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Ureshii means 'joyful', and Ureshiimonoya or 'the shop of joyful things' is the perfect name for this charming little..

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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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