Saitama

About Saitama

Saitama is often overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbor Tokyo, but for those who care to look closer, Saitama abounds with amazing experiences. Take a trip to Bonsai Village in Omiya and appreciate this ancient Japanese art, or hike one of Saitama's many stunningly beautiful mountain trails. Anime fan? You’ll love Sayama Hills, also known as Totoro's Forest, where you can relive scenes from My Neighbor Totoro.

For an easy day trip from downtown Tokyo, check out Koedo (Little Edo) in Kawagoe city where you can take a leap back in time to the Edo era (1603-1867) with its meticulously preserved buildings. The best way to take in all that traditional architecture is at one of the many cafes in Kurazukuri warehouse district.

Of course, half the fun of traveling is the food, and Saitama is no slouch in this department – some of the most must try local dishes here include tofu ramen, miso potatoes and fresh, delicious unagi (eel) in summer. Knock that all back with some ice cold Coedo beer and you're having a good day!

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Sights in Saitama

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Wired Kitchen (Kawagoe Atre)

With many stores in and around the Kanto region, this chain cafe offers original and popular menu items. Wired Kitchen is known for their modern, relaxing inter

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Mamezo

This coffee shop is located in the nostalgic Edo period town called "Little Edo". Kawagoe is well known for the Koedo (Little Edo) tourist attraction that featu

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Saitama Prefectural Gokoku Jinja Shrine

“Gokoku” is a type of Shinto shrine, designated as a place of worship for those who have died in war. The Saitama Prefectural Gokoku Jinja Shrine is said to ens

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Omiya Park

This public recreation ground is considered one of the most popular parks in the Saitama area. Measuring about 67.9 ha, Omiya Park is locally known for its Japa

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Saitama City Central Library

This public library is located in the city Saitama. Saitama City is made up of four former towns: Urawa, Omiya, Yono and Iwatsuki. The Saitama City Central Libr

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Hikawa No Mori Bunkakan

Featuring monthly events for various types of media, this art gallery mainly focuses on the themes "history" and "culture". The Hikawa No Mori Bunkakan aims to

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Saitama Food Guide

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Saitama Food Guide

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Saitama Access Guide

Saitama is by far the easiest to get to in terms of transportation. Because it is right next to Tokyo, there is basically no need to take the airplane, as there

Hotels in Saitama

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Iwatsuki Water Hotel Mw (Adult Only)

Iwatsuki Water Hotel Mw (Adult Only) offers accommodation in Saitama. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this love hotel is air conditione

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King Ambassador Hotel Kumagaya

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, King Ambassador Hotel Kumagaya offers accommodation in Kumagaya. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Private p

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Hana Hotel Fukaya & Spa

Hana Hotel Fukaya & Spa is situated in Fukaya, 5 km from Aqua Paradise Patio. The hotel has a hot spring bath and sauna, and guests can enjoy a meal at the rest

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Hotel Route Inn Kounosu

Featuring free WiFi and a spa centre, Hotel Route Inn Kounosu offers accommodation in Kōnosu, 34 km from Tokorozawa. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Fr

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Natural Farm City Noen Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, Natural Farm City Noen Hotel offers accommodation in Chichibu. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available o

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Kikusuitei

Kikusuitei is set in Tokorozawa, 28 km from Tokyo and 40 km from Yokohama. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

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Kawagoe

Visiting Kawagoe, you can stroll through streets with preserved Edo-era warehouse buildings, turned into shops, cafes and museums. The city has a modern waterpa

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