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Uncover the rural landscapes of Nagatoro and Chichibu

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Dahlia Garden at Mount Ryokami

Dahlia Garden at Mount Ryokami

Sep 1st - Nov 3rd

The Ryokami area is renowned for its dahlia, and at Fumoto Hana no Sato you can see 5000 dahlia comprising 350 varieties. The garden..

¥400
Anime Camp 2020

Anime Camp 2020

Nov 6th - Nov 7th

Anime Camp is just one of several events for the grand opening of the Tokorozawa Sakura Town. It is a two day event for the opening..

3 Free
Halloween Night in the Forest

Halloween Night in the Forest

Oct 10th - Nov 8th

Information on the annual Halloween night illumination weekend event in Saitama's family-friendly Shinrin Park. Shinrin Park,..

2 ¥450

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Sawawa, Kawagoe Branch

Sawawa, Kawagoe Branch

Lynda Hogan

Sawawa has enjoyed a booming trade since it first opened in Kawagoe six years ago. It is a food store with some seating, by the..

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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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Soka Shrine

Soka Shrine

Sleiman Azizi

Soka Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Soka City. Established in the 16th century, the modern version is family friendly with torii gates,..

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Shinrinkoen for Kids

Shinrinkoen for Kids

Sherilyn Siy

Shinrinkoen boasts of an area of 304 hectares and of being the first government park in all Japan. Kids of all ages will be happily..

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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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