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Saitama

Travel Guide
Saitama which includes a city

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.

Where to stay in Saitama

Toyoko Inn Omiya-eki Higashi-guchi
Toyoko Inn Omiya-eki Higashi-guchi
3 out of 5
2-29-2 Miyacho, Saitama, Saitama
The price is ¥4,900 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Located in Omiya, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hikawa Shrine, Saitama Super Arena, and Omiya Park. Nack5 Stadium Omiya and Railway Museum are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
綺麗で快適な宿泊設備
"初めて東横Innの宿泊予約をした。 新築のせいか、設備は綺麗でした。 知らないサービスをも紹介されて、 快適に宿泊ができ、また利用したい。"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

Toyoko Inn Omiya-eki Higashi-guchi
Candeo Hotels Omiya
Candeo Hotels Omiya
3 out of 5
1-401-1 Sakuragi-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama
The price is ¥10,449 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
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 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (287 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
Fully refundable
The price is ¥8,086 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 5
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! (102 reviews)
"all good"

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2021

Kawagoe Tobu Hotel
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.
NOMAD Confrer
NOMAD Confrer
2.5 out of 5
20-8 Asahicho, Tokorozawa, Saitama
The price is ¥5,455 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 10
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! (17 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 ¥9,640 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 17
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 Bellheim
NOMAD Bellheim
3 out of 5
27-20-303 Asahicho, Tokorozawa, Saitama
The price is ¥6,818 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Situated in Tokorozawa, this apartment building is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Tokorozawa Aviation Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of MetLife Dome and Seibuen Amusement ...
4/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
Perfect communication, issues fixed immediately
"The apartment was great - clean, with a hand sanitizer, and at a convenient location close to a supermarket. Since we both work from home, we requested an internet connection with more data and the host delivered a new portable wifi immediately, within an hour. All my questions were answered immediately ..."

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

NOMAD Bellheim
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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