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  • Saitama Super Arena
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • 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.
  • Mitsumine-jinja Shrine
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    4.5
    339 Reviews
    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.

    I visited Mitsumine at the end of 2016 with a friend and we both thoroughly enjoyed our time there. This year we were back in Tokyo and we both wanted to go back - not least because we missed part of...

  • Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Fujimi
    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.
  • The Railway Museum
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    4.5
    639 Reviews
    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.

    This museum is an excellent and impressive history of Japanese railways and includes interactive facilities that are in Japanese and are very popular. A large range of trains are on display from...

  • 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.).
  • Tobu Zoo
    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.
  • 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.
  • Sonic City
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Omiya-ku Sakuragichou 1-7-5
  • Musashi-Kyuryo National Government Park
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    3.5
    2 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.

    一階の庭にはバーベキュー、二階は座席があり普通のレストランとして営業しています。味は本格的で美味しいですよ。

  • Seibuen Yuenchi (Amusement Park)
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Tokorozawashi Yamaguchi 2964
    With pools and waterslides to enjoy in summer, sleigh-riding and illumination in winter and early spring, the Seibuen Yuenchi has many events all year long. It’s the perfect amusement part for families, thanks to its many attractions that even toddlers can enjoy. And the former park master, a Hokkaido native, confidently recommends the popular barbeque-style “jingisukan” (Mongolian BBQ using mutton) naming it “Jingisukin.”

    GW前半に訪問。店は野外でBBQをするイメージの作り。この日は快晴で気温も高く絶好の成吉思汗日和だった。 4人で食べたが鍋が少し小さい気がする。 肉が焼けるペースより野菜が煮えるタイミングが遅い為、バランスよく食材がはけない。 気がつけばもやしばかり余ってしまった。 またコンロは4人で1つの割当だが、席の中心に配置してない為、片側の2人が鍋にアプローチし難い。 肉質は悪く無く美味しかった。 遊園地...

  • Saitama Children’s Zoo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Higashimatsuyamashi Iwadono 554
    Located among gentle hills, this largest zoo in the prefecture is home to over 200 popular animal species (1,600 total animals), including koalas, lesser pandas, and capybaras. There are lots of activities to try too, like riding ponies, petting monkeys and marmosets, and milking animals. You can watch the cute capybaras play in a rock bath during winter.
  • COCOON CITY
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Omiya-ku Kishikichou 4-263-1
    Cocoon City is a large shopping area near the east exit of Saitama-Shintoshin Station in Omiya Ward,Saitama City. The prefecture's largest cinema complex, Cocoon 1, is directly connected to the station, while Cocoon 2 is a great place to spend some time and walk around, and Cocoon 3 is built around a Yodobashi Camera store. Altogether, the complex contains about 270 shops.
  • 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.
  • Chichibu-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    218 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Bambamachi 1-3
    The ancient and historic Chichibu-jinja Shrine, is a Saitama Prefecture designated Tangible Cultural Property, famous for its well preserved main hall, gifted by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1592. The Chichibu Night Festival, held annually on December 3, is a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property, and is one of the Big Three Japanese Shrine Float Festivals along with the Gion Festival in Kyoto and Hida Takayama Festivals in Gifu Prefecture.

    A shrine with over 2100 years of history, rebuilt in the 1500s by Ieyasu is well preserved. The outside walls of the temple has exquisite carvings. Lots of tigers featured since Ieyasu was born in...

  • Chichibu Muse Park
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunoganomachi Nagaru
    This theme park, flourishing with greenery, displays a variety of flowers throughout the year, including cherry blossoms, daffodils and azaleas. In the fall, the three-kilometer long boulevard of Ginkgo trees is a glorious site to see. The park is full of children friendly activities, such as the Skytrain that runs through the park, and the children’s playground obstacles including a tall observatory.

    11月2日に行って来ました。 写真で見るのと同じような「黄葉のいちょう並木」でした。 落葉も進んでいたので、もう少し早い時期が良かった のかも知れません。 まだ行かれていないかたは、来年の10月下旬くらいに 行かれる事をお勧めします。 園内は、細長い形なので、端から端まで歩くのは、 結構しんどいと思われます。 自転車のレンタルか、車でポイントを移動しながら 見て回るほうが宜しいかと思います。 そ...

  • Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa-jinja Shrine
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    4.5
    365 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Omiya-ku Takahanachou 1-407
    Founded over 2,400 years ago, Hikawa-jinja Shrine is famous for its “Hikawa Gagaku-kai,” which was organized in 1935. This society performs ancient court music known as gagaku at the shrine’s festivals. Although it is also held in the spring, the annual kangetsu (moon viewing) gagaku performance at the shrine’s music pavilion in the fall lets visitors enjoy a fantastic autumn evening with a performance that blends kagura and kangen dance.

    We arrived here early via Kita Omiya Station and traversing Omiya Park. Temple is in a flat setting. They have a temple office where they allow you to watch them do calligraphy in temple stamp book...

  • Stellar Town
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Kita-ku Miyaharachou 1-854-1
    Stellar Town, which opened in 2004, hosts about 110 shops and restaurants along its Stellar Mall shopping street, as well as block stores like Ito Yokado, Yellow Hat, and Daiso. It holds many events, including small concerts, product fairs, and handicraft workshops. It’s always crowded with families.
  • Sainokuni Saitama Arts Theater
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Chuou-ku Uemine 3-15-1
    The SainoKuni Saitama Arts Theater is reputed as the “theater that creates”. It is a place where the culture of exceptional theater arts can be sensed up close. Art Producer, Ninagawa Yukio, has created and performed quality artistic works in the mediums of theater, dance, and music since 2006. In March 2018, the Ninagawa Yukio Third Year Memorial will again host a performance of his work. The piano concerts and theater performances are a must see too.
  • Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Shin Misato
    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.

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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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