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Saitama

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Autumn Maple Festival at Togo Park

Autumn Maple Festival at Togo Park

Nov 23rd - Nov 24th

Togo Park in Hanno, Saitama holds an annual Maple Festival in late November to showcase its impressive display of over 1,000 brightly-colored..

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Fall Illumination Shinrin Park

Fall Illumination Shinrin Park

Nov 9th - Dec 1st

Fall foliage night illumination event at Shinrin Park. The massive park opens its central gate on weekends for an evening walk where..

Shinrin Park 1 ¥450
Chichibu Night Festival

Chichibu Night Festival

Dec 2nd - Dec 3rd

The annual festival for Chichibu Shrine has a history of over 300 years.

Chichibu Shrine 3 Free

Where to eat in Saitama

Kato Dairy Farm 8

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

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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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..

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Ureshiimonoya 7

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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