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Saitama

Uncover the rural landscapes of Nagatoro and Chichibu

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Manjushage Festival

Manjushage Festival

Sherilyn Siy

This carpet of over 5,000,000 bright red spider lilies beside the Koma River made it to the list of the top 30 reasons to visi..

Komahongo, Hidaka, Saitama.. Sep 15th - Sep 30th 5 ¥300
Rugby Rice Field Art

Rugby Rice Field Art

Lynda Hogan

Guinness World Record holding rice field art closest to both Tokyo and a rugby world cup stadium. In honor of the Rugby World Cup,..

Kodai Hasu no Sato Aug 10th - Oct 6th 8 ¥400
Kawagoe Matsuri

Kawagoe Matsuri

Miyoko Kokubo

Every year on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday of October it's time for the exciting Kawagoe Matsuri. It maintains a history of more..

Kawagoe City Oct 19th - Oct 20th Free

Where to eat in Saitama

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Kato Dairy Farm

Sherilyn Siy

Whenever we miss the American Midwest, we take a trip to Kato Dairy Farm. We buy a waffle cone or a bottle of non homogenized milk..

Places to stay in Saitama

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..

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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Ureshiimonoya

Sherilyn Siy

Ureshii means 'joyful', and Ureshiimonoya or 'the shop of joyful things' is the perfect name for this charming little..

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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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