Spots in Saitama Area

  • Tobu Zoo
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    4.0
    186 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Minamisaitamagunmiyashiromachi Suka 110
    This is a zoo and amusement park in Suka, Miyashiro Town, Minami-Saitama County. There are 120 species and 1,200 animals kept at the zoo including white tigers and brown bears, and there are roller coasters and rides suitable for children in the amusement park. Also there are a number of restaurants and stores. There is also a large outdoor pool facility called the “Tobu Super Pool” within the grounds.

    I went for the winter illuminations and was horrified to find a crying lion in freezing cold temperatures outdoors. The cheetah cage is the smallest I’ve ever seen. I was horrified to see this type...

  • Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Fujimi
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    3.5
    89 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saitama Pref. Fujimishi Yamamuro 1-1313
    A shopping mall situated along National Route 254 in Yamamuro, Fujimi City. The three story mall is host to some 290 establishments, including fashionable apparel shops, lifestyle accessory stores, food shops, restaurants, a food court, and amusement facilities like a movie theater. There's also an outdoor dog park, running course, and park.

    First shopping mall in the area but most of the visitors are not locals. Convenient with all sorts of shops and restaurants. Makes you feel like repeating visits there whenever you have time.

  • Musashi-Kyuryo National Government Park
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    4.5
    122 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Hikigunnamegawamachi Yamata 1920
    Japan’s first National Park. It was created as part of the centennial celebration of the Meiji Restoration. Roughly three million square meters in size—enough to fit about sixty-five Tokyo Domes—the park includes Japan’s largest air trampoline, a playground, athletic equipment, a barbeque spot, an area for viewing all kinds of plant life, from cherry trees to camellia and plum trees. There is also a cycling course and other facilities. You can enjoy them all regardless of age all day in the park.

    Great spot, sure you have to pay to get in but it is well worth it. Go early and plan to stay for the whole day. Take a picnic lunch. Our children 1st and 2nd graders loved it. Highlights were the...

  • Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma
    Shopping
    Saitama Pref. Irumashi Miyadera 3169-1
    An outlet mall with numerous children-oriented shops; on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays a miniature railroad for kids operates, and the mall bustles with families. Convenient non-stop busses connect the mall to JR Tachikawa Station and Hakonegasaki Station. There are also many limited time only shops, ensuring you’re sure to find something new each time you visit.
  • Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Shin Misato
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    4.0
    129 Reviews
    Shopping
    Misato City, Saitama Prefecture Shin Misato Lara City 3-1-1
    This shopping complex consists of a diverse array of some 180 establishments, including fashionable apparel shops, interior decoration stores, amusement facilities, and food shops. The complex is located three kilometers from Misato Interchange on the Joban Expressway and Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway, and it is also conveniently connected directly to the west exit of Shin-Misato Station on the JR Musashino Line. A part of the local community, this shopping center not only provides a place to shop but also adds value to living in the area.

    Lala port Shin-misato is very much like any other department store you will go to. Its small but has everything you need for an enjoyable day of shopping. A few resturants, food hall offers plenty of...

  • Mitsumine-jinja Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Mitsumine 298-1
    Mitsumine-jinja Shrine (literally meaning “three peaks shrine”), so called by that name because of the three peaks of Mt. Kumotori, Mt. Shiraiwa and Mt. Myohogatake which can be seen overlooking the eastern side of the shrine are beautifully positioned in a line. The god worshipped at the shrine is in fact Gokenzoku, the wolf and so the shrine is affectionately known as the Oinusama, meaning “honorable wolf deity”. There is also Mitsumineyama Museum in the shrine’s precincts with exhibits and treasures relating to mountain worship and temple retreat on display.
  • Roadside Station Showa
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    3.5
    50 Reviews
    Transportation
    Saitama Pref. Kasukabeshi Kamiyanagi 995
    Surrounded by bountiful views of nature and rice fields, the Roadside Station Showa is located within the Kasukabe Showa District. This Roadside Station offers light meals and souvenirs, and also serves as a fresh vegetable and fruit market where bento lunchboxes, sweets, juice, sake, and other light meals can be purchased from outdoor vendors. They also sell miniature replicas of their trademark Showa kite, displayed atop the main entrance.

    Plenty of parking room. Can get a good distance from the noisy trucks Toilets plentiful and clean Fresh food available But Rest room locked shut at 6 pm And no hot drinks!! 15 vending machines and...

  • The Railway Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Omiya-ku Onarichou 3-47
    The Railway Museum is located near Tetsudo Hakubutsukan Station in Onaricho, Omiya Ward, Saitama City. Built to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of JR East, The Railway Museum undertakes preservation and research work in relation to both Japanese and international railways. Using exhibits of real railway locomotives from different eras, as well as train-driving simulators etc., the Museum enables visitors to learn about both the history of railways and the latest rail technology.
  • Koma-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    83 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Hidakashi Nihori 833
    The Koma-jinja Shrine enshrines Komano Jakko, a settler from Kokuri that was a flourishing northern region of the Korean Peninsula. The shrine celebrated its 1300th year since Koma County was established in 2016. The shrine’s cultural artifacts are exhibited with a chosen theme every year in September in the Koma-jinja meeting hall main room.

    You can just imagine those historical Korean drama. I wish someone make drama out of this place. Also, dont forget to have Koma nabe(hot pot) at Asahi Japanese restaurant. This restaurant serves...

  • Saitama Super Arena
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Chuou-ku Shintoshin 8
    Saitama Super Arena is used as the site for many concerts and sporting events. Keyaki Hiroba, located adjacent to the arena and stadium, contains a number of cafes, taverns, and other eating and drinking establishments. The presence of a convenience store and a drugstore make the site especially convenient. Inside the arena is a temporary daycare center, so that parents can enjoy concerts and events without worrying about their children.
  • MetLife Dome
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Tokorozawashi Kamiyamaguchi 2135
    A stadium located near the Seibukyujo-mae Station in Kamiyamaguchi, Tokorozawa City. The stadium is home to the Seibu Lions professional baseball team, boasting a history of nearly 40 years since 1979. On site is the Seibu second stadium, a soccer park, tennis courts, and an indoor kid’s park. Visitors to the stadium can enjoy more than 1,000 kinds of food at shops both inside and outside the stadium and in the Owner’s Restaurant (restricted to season ticket holders, etc.).
  • Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Miyashitamachi 2-11
    Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is said to be over 1,500 years old. The main deity venerated here is Susanoo-no-Mikoto, often worshiped as the god of harmonious families, matrimonial happiness and matchmaking. One popular item is the charm for forming good relationships, made to resemble the red thread that represents the power of the god of matchmaking.
  • Roadside Station Kajukoen Ashigakubo
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunyokozemachi Ashigakubo 1915-6
    A roadside station standing in front of Ashigakubo Station along National Route 299 in Ashigakubo, Yokoze Town, Chichibu County. Facilities include a farm fresh shop selling produce from local farms and other foods; two restaurants serving Chichibu's famous miso potatoes, zuriage udon noodles, and other local dishes; an activity facility where visitors can learn how to make ceramics and soba and udon noodles; a gallery; and shower rooms. The adjoining Mizube no Cafe serves a popular premium soft serve ice cream.
  • Hitsujiyama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Omiya 6360
    Hitsujiyama Park is a green land park spread on a hilltop with a panoramic view of Chichibu City, and is known as a flower viewing place for the beautiful cherry blossoms, iris and moss phlox. In the park, moss phlox with more than some 400,000 plants from nine varieties are cultivated over about 17,600 square meters, and red, pink and white moss phlox flowers cover the whole area in spring like a patchwork of flowers. There are a range of facilities such as Fureai bokujo (ranch) where you can pat sheep, a museum for Mt. Buko which is a symbol of Chichibu and an athletics area. Anyone can enjoy the whole day there regardless of their age.
  • JGSDF Public Information Center (Rikkun Land)
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    4.0
    58 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Nerima-ku Oizumigakuenchou
    A facility located on the grounds of JGSDF Camp Asaka in Oizumigakuen-cho, Nerima City, Tokyo. In addition to materials on the role of the Japan Self-Defense Force and its activities at home and overseas, the facility also displays JSDF equipment such as tanks and helicopters. There are also interactive exhibits through which visitors can learn about the JSDF such as shooting and flight simulators as well as a 3D theater.

    The place shows real tanks and helicopters used by the Japanese ground defense force. And sometimes you may see helicopters flying by this center. Though it is quite far away from the nearest train...

  • Ofuro Cafe Hakuju-no-Yu
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saitama Pref. Kodamagunkamikawamachi Wataruse 337-1
    This hot spring bathhouse is situated on Prefectural Route 22 in Wataruse, Kamikawa Town, Kodama County, Saitama Prefecture. In addition to the Hakuju no Yu bathhouse, one of the top bathhouses in the Kanto region, facilities include a relaxation salon and the Tawaraya restaurant, which serves health-oriented dishes. In addition, rest facilities include a lounge with hammocks and sofas where you can relax and read comic books and magazines, a napping room, an outdoor cool air space, and fee-charging private rooms. The women's bathing area offers a free mud pack service which contains special koji malted rice.

    神流川温泉、白寿の湯です。 リニューアルされて、ちょっと気取った店になりました。 以前のおばちゃんたちがやってた時の方が、断然に良いです。 相変わらず泉質は極上です。

  • LakeTown OUTLET
    Shopping
    Lake Town, Koshigaya City, Saitama Prefecture 4-1-1
    Lake Town Outlet contains a large number of stores that carry products for children. At this outlet mall, customers can sense the sunlight, the breezes, and the sunset from the lake, giving them a sense of the natural world as they shop. The three zones within the mall are full of greenery and flowers, creating a relaxing atmosphere throughout. Customers can rent strollers, and there is even a feeding room, making it easy for them to bring their babies with them when they shop.
  • Wakuwaku Factory Glicopia East
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Kitamotoshi Nakamaru 9-55
    A confectionary factory located in 9-Chome Nakamaru, Kitamoto City. The factory offers free, reservation-only tours. Tour-goers can see Pocky, Pretz, and other snacks being made; watch a movie about the history of the company; check out some 1,500 toys provided as prizes by Glico throughout the years; and take a quiz challenge, and in turn learn about Glico and snack making. For a small fee, visitors can also decorate a Giant Pocky sticky with the toppings of their choice.

    The guided tour is conducted only in Japanese, hence we understood little. I enjoyed the tour of the factory production line, nothing like seeing for yourself the automation they put in place! The...

  • Roadside Station Ichigo no Sato Yoshimi
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Transportation
    Saitama Pref. Hikigunyoshimimachi Kubota 1737
    A roadside station located in Kubota, Yoshimi Town, Hiki County. The station has a farm fresh shop selling seasonal agricultural products such as fresh vegetables from local farms and strawberries, a Yoshimi specialty product; a yakitori chicken skewer restaurant which also offers skewers made with cheek and temple pork meat, a local delicacy; a ramen restaurant; and a soft serve ice cream shop. There's also a local specialty products shop selling strawberry jams and sweets, a restaurant offering udon noodles made with local flour, and a classroom where you can learn how to make handmade udon noodles (advance reservation required).

    吉見町はいちご栽培が盛んで、子供が遊ぶ遊具なども苺デザインで目をひきました。外には出店、農産物の直売施設もあります。

  • Satte Gongendo Tsutsumi (Gongendo Prefectural Park)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Satteshi Uchigouma 887-3
    This prefectural park is located on the border between Saitama and Ibaraki prefectures. At its center is the Gongendo Reservoir, which hosted the flatwater kayaking competition during the 59th National Sports Festival. It consists of four zones in total, including green spaces and multipurpose areas. Gongendo Tsutsumi is on the grounds, known as one of the best flower viewing spots in the Kanto region. Throngs of tourists visit, especially when the cherry trees are in bloom. The Satte Cherry Blossom Festival is held every year at this time.

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Eclipsed by neighboring Tokyo, Saitama is often branded as the sleepy suburbs. However, look a little deeper and you’ll uncover quaint towns bursting with history and crafts from the kurazukuri Edo-period clay houses of Kawagoe to the ancient tree-enveloped temples of Chichibu.

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