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Saitama

Uncover the rural landscapes of Nagatoro and Chichibu

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Sugito Town Lantern Festival

Sugito Town Lantern Festival

Early Aug

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

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Gyoda Kodaihasu-no-sato Lotus Festival

Gyoda Kodaihasu-no-sato Lotus Festival

Jun 15th - Aug 8th

Each year from around mid-June to early August, Saitama's Gyoda Kodaihasu-no-sato comes alive with colorful lotus flowers in..

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Where to eat in Saitama

Places to stay in Saitama

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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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

Johnson Town

Johnson Town

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JohnsonTown is one of the few remaining areas densely populated with distinctly American Army Houses originally built in 1954 for..

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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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