As the one of the biggest city in northern Saitama prefecture. Kumagaya plays important role in business and commercial center. By those reasons, Kumagaya have a pleasant JR station which becomes city's main gate to other city around Saitama prefecture and even around Japan. There are three line that served by Kumagaya station, they are JR East Joetsu and Nagano Shinkansen, Takasaki line, and Chichibu railway. So if you stay around northern Saitama prefecture, JR Kumagaya station will be very helpful to make a pleasant Japan's journey.