Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Saitama Area

  • 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.
  • Tobu Zoo
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    4.0
    192 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.

    Wide range of animal including elephants, white tiger and lions and even penguins. Can see animals in close distance and interact with rabbit, kangaroos and ducks, sheep. Lots of fun specially with...

  • Moomin Valley Park
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    3.0
    149 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Hanno-shi Miyazawa 327-6 Metsa

    TBH, I didnt grow up watching/reading Moomin. Its a nice park but at 3,200 yen its pricey. Bottom line, the park outside the theme park is enough if you dont have kids or arent a fan of...

  • Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park
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    4.0
    193 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Tokorozawashi Namiki 1-13
    The first site of aviation in Japan, the Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park opened in 1978. Located amidst its expansive grounds is the Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Hall, a baseball field, tennis courts and other sports facilities, an outdoor stage, and a Japanese Garden Tea House, this park is bustling with many people.

    Koku Koen park is just a short walk from central Tokorozawa and its train station. Although the aviation museum is a central attraction this park has so much more to offer. It is very big and has...

  • Musashi-Kyuryo National Government Park
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    4.5
    123 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.

    東武東上線の森林公園駅からバスで行ける大きな国立公園です。敷地が大変広く、のんびり散歩するのに最適です。園内のサイクリングコースでサイクリングするのもおすすめです。時間があるときにまったりするのに良い場所です。

  • 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.
  • Tove Jansson Akebono Children's Forest Park
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    4.0
    109 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Hannoushi Azu 893-1
    Tove Jansson Akebono Children's Forest Park is a Moomin-themed park in an attractively planted environment. The Moomin Mansion, three stories plus a basement, a large, warm, wooden building centered on a fireplace, is a place for excited children to explore. The Forest House is a museum that displays materials about the life of children's author Tove Jansen, and there is a library on the second floor. Near the entrance to the park is a children's theater, popular with children for the musical events and story readings are held.

    This park is 20mins walk away from Motokaji station. You will see the moomin after passing by the stadium & walking thru the stadium open parking lot. A small little park with Moomin building...

  • Akigase Park
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Sakura-ku Doujou 4-17
    In response to the sprawling growth of the cities, Saitama Prefecture opened this park in 1971. This park, along the Arakawa River banks, flourishes with a variety of woods, including a bird watching sanctuary, and other areas for enjoying nature. It also has tennis courts, and other sports facilities, and barbecue areas. Residents of all ages enjoy the Akigase Park for relaxation, nature fieldtrips, and recreation.

    コロナ非常事態宣言下でのウオーキングの為に車で行きました。とても広大な敷地で、荒川にも隣接しています。BBQエリアは、500円かかります。担当の方が、回ってきて徴収してくれます。これから良い季節。

  • BELLUNA 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.).
  • Koedo Kurari (Kawagoe City Industry and Tourism Center)
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Shintomichou 1-10-1
    A shopping facility located in 1-Chome Shintomi-cho, Kawagoe City. The facility is housed in three National Tangible Cultural Property-designated storehouses built in the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods which once belonged to the Kagamiyama Shuzo sake brewery. Facilities include the Omiyagedokoro Meijigura storehouse, which hosts a cafe and shops selling local sakes and sweets; the Makanaidokoro Taishogura, which hosts a restaurant serving choice sake and meals designed around the concept of local production for local consumption; and the Kikizakedokoro Showagura storehouse, where visitors can purchase sake from 35 breweries located in the prefecture; plus the Tsudoidokoro building, which has a conference room and gallery.

    The souvenirs are a bit more pricier than the departmental stores but worth to buy one and try. The black crispy mochi with red wrapper is tasty. It was gone when i walked past it a two hours later.

  • Ageo Maruyama Park
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Ageoshi Hirakata 3326
    It is a park with several different facilities, including a playground with a small animal corner and large play equipment, an aquatic plant pond and barbecue area with the theme of “the harmony of water and greenery”. You can also enjoy bass fishing in the vast pond. Many people visit especially during the cherry blossom season.

    無料の公園で駐車場も無料で利用できます。園内は広くて、老若男女たくさんの人がやってきます。今年の3月に新しい遊具が完成しています。

  • Toda Park
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Todashi Todakouen 5-27
    A park located in Toda City. The park's grounds extend for 2,500 meters east to west; on the banks of the Arakawa River, the park is situated along the border with Tokyo. The park originally served as the venue for rowing events as the Toda Rowing Course during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. The park was also used for the boating events during the 2004 National Sports Festival of Japan.

    四季折々景色が良いです。午後からは学生達のボートを漕ぐ姿が見れます。週末には大会もあり、昭和オリンピックの聖火台も見れます。但し近くに食事をする場所や売店は無いのでコンビニで買い物をして行くのがおすすめです。

  • Kawagoe Aquatic Park
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Ikenobe 880
    Nine pools including water slides, a wading river, and a diving pool are all on the expansive site of the Kawagoe Aquatic Park. There is a small slide in the kiddie pool too, providing lots of fun for kids and grownups alike. A barbecue area is also available, and its autumn to spring fishing pool makes the park popular year-round.

    公園の入間川沿いに300本を超えるソメイヨシノが植えられています。1キロを超える距離があり気持ちよく散歩ができました。サッカーコート付近は、遊歩道の両側に桜並木があり、桜のトンネルが楽しめます。また、ソメイヨシノが終わると八重咲きの桜が咲き、長期間、楽しめます。

  • Seibuen Amusement Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Tokorozawa-shi Yamaguchi 2964
  • Fukaya Green Park AQUA PARADISE Patio
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    3.5
    41 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Fukaya-shi Kashiai 763
    The popular Aqua Paradise Patio, which features the largest indoor pool in the North Kanto area, was modeled after resorts on the southern European Mediterranean coast. It hosts many free lessons, including some out of water, like their popular hula dancing and yoga. These lessons are as fun as frolicking in their wave pool, wading river, or on the water slide. (Closed over an extended period in February for inspection)

    子どもと12月に二人で行きました。中は明るく広くてとても気持ち良かったです。外にも広場?公園?があって、散歩もできました。

  • Musashi No Mura Family Land in the Green
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Kazoshi Shidami 1700-1
    MusashinoMura is a theme park that makes use of its lush natural surroundings. Visitors can enjoy a farm experience, and there are plenty of family-friendly activities, including a swimming pool that is open from mid-July to the end of August, a petting zoo, a playground, and a wide variety of events, including character shows, on the Forest Stage. All this makes MusashinoMura different from other theme parks.

    I thought it was too expensive for the experience we had, the pamphlet showed a lot of attractions, few animals, the hall of mirrors goes without saying, disappointing, the horror room too...

  • Saitama Aquarium
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Hanyushi Mitakaya 751-1
    The Saitama Aquarium is located inside the Hanyu Suigo Park which also is a natural habitat for the waterwheel water plant. The aquarium primarily displays the 70 different forms of life that thrive in the Arakawa River. The display is designed to depict 200 kilometers of the Arakawa River, from upstream downwards to the river mouth. A nationally protected species, the Tokyo bitterling, and the prefectural fish, a stickleback species, Pungitius, the carnivorous water plant, the waterwheel plant are nurtured and displayed.

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  • Sonic City
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Omiya-ku Sakuragichou 1-7-5
    Sonic City, with its large and small halls, international conference room, exhibition hall, citizen’s halls, large and small conference rooms, and municipal hotel, is a comprehensive convention facility that hosts various events and exhibitions. Its outstanding location is extremely convenient, just three minutes on foot across the pedestrian deck that links to JR and Tobu Urban Park Line Omiya Station’s west entrance. Check out the many benefits of joining Sonic City’s “Hall Members” plan.
  • Shirakobato Water Park
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Koshigayashi Osogawa 985
    Located in a rural area that straddles both Koshigaya City and Iwatsuki City, ShirakobatoAquatic Park is a prefectural park named after the official prefectural bird, theshirakobato (collared dove). This 21.5 hectare park contains nine swimming pools, including one with flowing water and one with a slide. Other recreational facilities include barbecue areas, a fishing area, and a miniature golf course. These facilities make the park popular across generations, especially with family groups.

    しらこばと水上公園はファミリーで楽しめるプールですが夏以外の季節も色々ないイベントが開催され楽しく遊べるところです。秋冬春の土日祝日はほとんどフリマが開かれ賑わっています。出店者に話を伺うと都内や千葉県、遠くは茨城県の方からはるばるお店を出しに来ています。価格も都内のフリマより廉価な値付けで振り出しものも良く見つけます。お客も多いので出店したい方も宝探しをしたい方も楽しめると思います。ちなみに私は...

  • Metsa Village
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    3.0
    81 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Hanno-shi Miyazawa 327-6 Metsa

    ムーミンバレーパークに隣接して、こちらの入園は無料です。 大きな池の周りに、レストランや北欧雑貨と地元の産物が購入できます。 春の暖かい日はオススメです。さほど密になるほど人が集まっていないですし、あちらこちらにベンチを準備してくれているので、ゆっくり時間を過ごせます。 景色を楽しみに、公園へ行く感じの場所ですね。 スターバックスも出店してて、ちょっと驚くました。

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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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