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SaitamaJapan

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.

Top hotels in Saitama

Candeo Hotels Omiya
Candeo Hotels Omiya
3 out of 5
1-401-1 Sakuragi-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama
The price is P3,615 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

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! (241 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 P4,050 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb

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. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (49 reviews)

"清潔で駅から近いホテルでした"…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

Kawagoe Tobu Hotel
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 P2,517 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

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! (198 reviews)

"Public bath quite good, double bed too small. Better order twin room for couples"…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

APA HOTEL SAITAMA SHINTOSHIN EKI-KITA
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Saitama

NOMAD Confrer
NOMAD Confrer
2.5 out of 5
20-8 Asahicho, Tokorozawa, Saitama
The price is P2,524 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Situated in Tokorozawa, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Tokorozawa Aviation Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of MetLife Dome and Seibuen Amusement ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)

"Very comfortable, conveniently located, very clean."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

NOMAD Confrer
WALLABY HOUSE
WALLABY HOUSE
3 out of 5
14-4 Shibashinmachi, Kawaguchi, Saitama
The price is P4,812 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan

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
NOMAD Estate Pia Realm
NOMAD Estate Pia Realm
2.5 out of 5
12-2 Matsubacho, Tokorozawa, Saitama
The price is P2,103 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Situated in Tokorozawa, this apartment building is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Tokorozawa Aviation Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of MetLife Dome and Seibuen Amusement ...

4/5Very Good! (5 reviews)

"まるで若い時の一人暮らしを始めたアパートタイムスリップした様な感覚に陥り、楽しかったです。 但し 寝具のシーツに小さな血の沁みがついていたりして、清潔感は今一かと感じた。 隣室の住民のいびきが聞こえてきましたが、自分にとっては許容範囲でした。"…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

NOMAD Estate Pia Realm
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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