region image
16°

Saitama

Uncover the rural landscapes of Nagatoro and Chichibu

About Saitama
Photo: Phlox / Phlox subulata / 芝桜(しばざくら) – TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) / CC BY 2.0

Top Attractions in Saitama

Around Saitama

Nagatoro

Nagatoro

Many places in Japan pride themselves on the welcome they offer tourists. Few would be able to stand up alongside Nagatoro, h...

Saitama
Chichibu

Chichibu

Situated in western Saitama Prefecture the Chichibu region (and the city of Chichibu) lies to the west-northwest of Tokyo. By...

Saitama
Gyoda City

Gyoda City

Gyoda City is located in northern Saitama. It developed as a castle town around Oshi Castle built in 1490. Nine large ancient...

Saitama
Kawagoe

Kawagoe

Step into old Japan in Kawagoe. This city, also known as “Little Edo” or “ko-edo” in Japanese, is a short 30-minute train rid...

Saitama
Kumagaya

Kumagaya

Surrounded by mountains, bordered by rivers and blessed with space, Kumagaya (熊谷市, Kumagaya-shi) is a hidden jewel of Japa...

Saitama

Top Articles

Upcoming Saitama Events

Finland Weekend in Saitama

Finland Weekend in Saitama

Kim

Since international travel has been prohibited or challenging over the past 18 months, many events have popped up that bring ...

Saitama
Light of Hope

Light of Hope

Lynda Hogan

Each month for two weeks Gyoda City has a floral water font (hanachozu) event. For one night during those two weeks they also...

Saitama

Where to eat in Saitama

Imotaro

Imotaro

Sherilyn Siy

A small shop selling sweet potato onigiri made with 100% pure sweet potato, no added sugar. Imotaro's sweet potatoes are sour...

Saitama
Mahatoma

Mahatoma

Sherilyn Siy

This yakitori shop is open only once a week on Saturday. If you do get to this out of the way shop when it's open, you will b...

Saitama

Places to stay in Saitama

Hotel Route Inn Ageo

Hotel Route Inn Ageo

Febry Fawzi

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 v...

Saitama
Hatogo Ichiban

Hatogo Ichiban

Febry Fawzi

Experience the tatami-matted rooms, onsen bath, yukata, and delicious food at Hatogo Ichiban, Chichibu, Saitama

Saitama
Grantia Hanyu Spa Resort

Grantia Hanyu Spa Resort

Febry Fawzi

Nothing beats the experience of staying in resort and spa. Warmth smile and helpful staff, convenient amenities, delicious an...

Saitama

Latest Saitama Reports

Styrofoam Art in Kawagoe

Styrofoam Art in Kawagoe

Lynda Hogan

Kawagoe is always a great place to visit. But if you want to add a bit of fun to your visit, especially if you are visiting w...

Saitama
Close

About Saitama

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.

Close