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Saitama
Travel Guide

Saitama

Explore glorious parks, attend a J-League soccer match, watch a J-pop concert in this busy commuter city and find museums dedicated to bonsai, manga and trains.

Created from the merger of three cities, Saitama is an exciting city that is perfectly situated for a daytrip from Tokyo. Enjoy the city’s parks, museums, family-friendly entertainment attractions and delicious cuisine. Saitama is the capital of Saitama prefecture. Venture deeper to discover a region teeming with ancient shrines and outdoor adventures amid multicolored landscapes.

The 168-acre (68-hectare) Omiya Park, famous for its cherry blossom trees and red pine forest, is a great place to start. Visit the 2,000-year-old Hikawa Shrine and meet varied wildlife at the free Omiya Park Zoo. Get active at the sports fields of riverside Akigase Park and swim at the summer pool of Shirakobatosuijo Park. Yono Park dazzles with its cherry blossoms and roses.

Delve into the evolution of Japan’s railroads via interactive exhibits at the Railway Museum. Learn about manga comics at the Saitama Manga Museum. Saitama Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore showcases the city’s artists, cultures and lifestyles. The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum and Omiya Bonsai Village provide an excellent introduction to the art of bonsai tree cultivation.

If you are in the mood for shopping, the AEON LakeTown mall offers national and international fashion labels such as Uniqlo and Zara. Cocoon City has additional global retails and a cinema. Join 37,000 adoring fans at the Saitama Super Arena for performances by popular J-pop bands. Paint your face red for a Urawa Red Diamonds soccer match at Saitama Stadium.

Like everywhere in Japan, the people of Saitama take their cuisine seriously. Sample unagi kabayaki (grilled eel), which originated on the rivers and swamps of the Urawa Ward during the Edo era. The Iwatsuki Ward is the birthplace of tofu ramen.

Trains depart regularly for the 25-minute journey from Tokyo Station to Saitama’s Omiya Station. Use the city as a base for touring fascinating sights, such as the Chichibu Kannon Pilgrimage, Kita-in Temple and Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks in Saitama prefecture.

APA HOTEL SAITAMA SHINTOSHIN EKI-KITA
APA HOTEL SAITAMA SHINTOSHIN EKI-KITA
3 out of 5
2-72 Kishikicho Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama-ken
The price is P2,501 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Located in Omiya, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Saitama Super Arena and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Omiya Park. Hikawa Shrine and Nack5 Stadium Omiya are also ...
3.9/5Very Good! (210 reviews)
"Quick and easy check in, friendly staff, clean rooms"

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

APA HOTEL SAITAMA SHINTOSHIN EKI-KITA
Candeo Hotels Omiya
Candeo Hotels Omiya
3 out of 5
1-401-1 Sakuragi-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama
The price is P4,450 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Located in Omiya, this spa hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Saitama Super Arena and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Omiya Park. Railway Museum and Hikawa Shrine are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (255 reviews)
Good value
"Not bad for the price."

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Candeo Hotels Omiya
Kawagoe Tobu Hotel
Kawagoe Tobu Hotel
3.5 out of 5
8-1 Wakitahoncho, Kawagoe, Saitama
The price is P3,760 per night from 16 May to 17 May
Located in the heart of Kawagoe, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Kawagoe Castle and within 12 mi (20 km) of Kenei Sayamainariyama Park and Railway Museum. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (64 reviews)
"とても綺麗でいつも泊まってます!"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Kawagoe Tobu Hotel
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WALLABY HOUSE
WALLABY HOUSE
3 out of 5
14-4 Shibashinmachi, Kawaguchi, Saitama
The price is P4,772 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
Situated in Kawaguchi, this cottage is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from AEON MALL Kawaguchi Maekawa and within 9 mi (15 km) of Saitama Super Arena and Railway Museum. Ueno ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (84 reviews)
"Great place for mid stay"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

WALLABY HOUSE
HOTEL Nishikawaguchi Weekly
HOTEL Nishikawaguchi Weekly
3 out of 5
3-15-10, Namiki, Kawaguchi
The price is P3,200 per night from 9 May to 10 May
Situated in Kawaguchi, this apartment building is within 12 mi (20 km) of Ueno Onshi Park, Saitama Stadium 2002, and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Tokyo Sky ...
4.2/5Excellent! (30 reviews)
worth booking
"The basic supplement for showering, living, and cooking is sufficient. There're many convenient stores surrounding here, which is around 3-minute in walk . Here is a good choice for staying in long period with undisturbed living environment. However, when charging portable devices, the socket is ..."

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

HOTEL Nishikawaguchi Weekly
Rainbow Guesthouse
Rainbow Guesthouse
2.5 out of 5
10-9-19 Nishibori, Sakura-ku, Saitama, Saitama
The price is P8,911 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Located in Sakura Ward, this vacation home is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Saitama Super Arena and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hikawa Shrine and Omiya Park. Omiya Bonsai ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
"部屋は綺麗に掃除がされてました。 駐車場の高さが低かった。"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2021

Rainbow Guesthouse
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