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Saitama

Uncover the rural landscapes of Nagatoro and Chichibu

About Saitama
Photo: TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) (CC BY 2.0)

Top Attractions in Saitama

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Upcoming Saitama Events

Botanen Peony Festival

Botanen Peony Festival

Apr 10th - May 5th

Botanen in Higashimatsuyama is Japan's largest peony garden. There are more than a hundred varieties and about 6500 peonies..

¥500
Shibazakura Festival

Shibazakura Festival

Apr 16th - May 5th

Spectacular flower beds made from tiny flowers called "Shibazakura" that could be seen in Hitsujiyama Park in the end of April -..

9 ¥300

Where to eat in Saitama

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..

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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Latest Saitama Reports

Kawagoe with Kids

Kawagoe with Kids

Sherilyn Siy

Kawagoe may not be the first place you think of when you are planning a day out with the kids, but this quaint town that was c..

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Kashiya Yokochō

Kashiya Yokochō

Sherilyn Siy

Kashiya Yokochō is an alley in Kawagoe known for sweets. Shops selling traditional and commercial candy and other treats can b..

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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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