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Uncover the rural landscapes of Nagatoro and Chichibu

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

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Nagatoro

Nagatoro

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

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Chichibu

Chichibu

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

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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...

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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...

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Kumagaya

Kumagaya

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

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Upcoming Saitama Events

Chichibu Whisky Festival 2025

Chichibu Whisky Festival 2025

Kim

The Chichibu Whisky Festival has been held every year since 2014, and it's hosted by a crew of whisky-loving volunteers wanti...

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Where to eat in Saitama

Vert Cafe Gyoda

Vert Cafe Gyoda

Lynda Hogan

Vert Cafe is located in the former Oshimachi Credit Association, a tangible Cultural Property of Gyoda City. A beautiful wood...

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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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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.

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