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  • The Railway Museum
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    4.5
    639 Reviews
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    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...

  • Tobu Zoo
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    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.
  • COCOON CITY
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    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.
  • Seibuen Yuenchi (Amusement Park)
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    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...

  • Stellar Town
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    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.
  • Saitama Children’s Zoo
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    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.
  • Musashi-Kyuryo National Government Park
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    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。

  • Tove Jansson Akebono Children's Forest Park
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    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.
  • LaLa Garden Kasukabe
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    Saitama Pref. Kasukabeshi Minami 1-1-1
    The LaLa Garden Kasukabe has a plethora of services including a veterinary hospital, a dental office, a movie theater, and many other shops and restaurants. However, one cannot miss the Crayon Shinchan Game Center and the Arashioyobu Buriburi Cinema Studio upon any visit. This amusement studio is designed along the theme of Crayon Shinchan movies. You can find some Crayon Shinchan goods cannot be purchases anywhere else.
  • Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park
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    4.0
    168 Reviews
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    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.

    They have a great collection of static aircraft here with many hands on displays. Good value for money on the entry tickets and lots of stuff for kids too. Many of the displays only have Japanese...

  • Chichibu Muse Park
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
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    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...

  • Skip City Sai-No-Kuni Visual Plaza Visual Museum
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Saitama Pref. Kawaguchishi Kamiaoki 3-12-63 Ayano country visual plaza
    An interactive museum dedicated to visual media located in Sai-no-Kuni Visual Plaza in 3-Chome Kamiaoki, Kawaguchi City. The museum's standing exhibition is filled with interactive exhibits which teach about the history of movies as well as how movies are made, and visitors can see what it's like to film, combine clips together, make a cartoon, and create projection mapping. The museum also holds special exhibitions concerning visual media.

    彩の国ビジュアルプラザにある、テレビや映画などの映像について体験しながら学べる施設です。内容はやや子供向きですがファミリーでも十分楽しめ、撮影や編集などを体験しながら映像の原理や歴史を知ることができます。

  • Ashigakubo Valley International Fishing Spot
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunyokozemachi Ashigakubo 1028
    A mountain stream fishing ground situated along National Route 299 in Ashigakubo, Yokoze Town, Chichibu County, Saitama Prefecture. Here visitors can enjoy fly fishing and fishing with live bait and lures in a lush, naturally beautiful area. Visitors can bring the trout, char, and other fish they catch to the facility's restaurant to have it prepared for them; the establishment also serves river fish dishes, dishes made with ground dear and other meats, and udon and soba noodles. Visitors can also barbecue along the riverside.
  • Shimura Farm Strawberry and Flower Park
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    Saitama Pref. Sakadoshi Konuma 102
    A farm located in Konuma, Sakado City. The farm grows five varieties of strawberries, including Benihoppe and Sainokaori, a variety created in Saitama Prefecture. Visitors can pick strawberries in greenhouses incorporating universal design principles when the strawberries are in season. The farm also has fields of statice and carnations for visitors to appreciate and enjoy.
  • Fossil Museum of Ogano
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunoganomachi Shimogano 453
    A museum located in Shimoogano, Ogano Town, Chichibu County. The museum displays fossils found in the area, including a skeleton of the curious Paleoparadoxia; and the fossil remains of a Chichibusawara, a large fish which was recently recognized as a heretofore undiscovered species. Visitors can also see the Yobake, a large rock outcrop designated a National Natural Monument, from the museum grounds.

    小鹿野周辺で発掘された化石や世界各地の動植物の化石が展示されています。教科書で見たことがある三葉虫やアンモナイトの化石も見られます。 圧巻は「パレオパラドキシア」の骨格標本です。玄関を入ると正面に展示されています。 入場料は300円、小鹿野町の中心から歩くとかなり距離がありますので、車の利用がお薦めです。

  • Kanute
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Nagatoro 487-3
    A canoe tour company located in Nagatoro, Nagatoro Town, Chichibu County. The company offers canoe and kayak tours in Nagatoro. Customers can choose between full day and half day courses; all courses require an advance reservation. Note that tour goers must assemble at the Kanute Tamayodo Base situated along the Saikai Highway in Sueno, Yorii Town, Osato County, Saitama Prefecture.

    川縁から紅葉を眺めたく半日カヤックにチャレンジ。思ったほど真っ直ぐに漕げず悪戦苦闘しましたが、SLと紅葉の景色は最高でした。スタッフのおじさん方も気さくです。自分で写真撮る暇ありませんので、おじさん方にお任せしましょう。後日ウェブに無料でアップしてくれます。次回は夏に。

  • Campbelltown Forest of Wild Birds
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
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    Saitama Pref. Koshigayashi Oyoshi 272-1
    A zoo located in Oyoshi, Koshigaya City. The zoo was opened to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the conclusion of sister city relations between Koshigaya City and Campbelltown, Australia. The zoo primarily cares for and displays birds such as Major Mitchell's cockatoos and Sulphur-crested cockatoos donated by Campbelltown. Visitors can view birds such as cockatiels allowed to fly free inside a huge aviary, as well as Bennett's wallabies.

    園内は狭めで、ただ歩くだけなら1周ゆっくり歩いても3分かからないほどです。 でも、狭いからこそ鳥が間近に見れる利点はありました。 自由に飛び回ったり、その辺の道端を歩いて回る鳥がいたり、ほんのひとときでも森の中にいる気分は味わえました。 ほとんど普段では見れない鳥なので、好きな方は喜べると思いますよ。 そうでない方はそれなりにってことでしょうか。 小さいお子さんは学習として良いのでしょうが、遊具が...

  • Kenny's Family Village Auto Campground
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Saitama Pref. Hannoushi Kaminaguri 3196
    A campground located in Kaminaguri, Hanno City. In addition to standard campsites, the ground has riverside sites and three different sizes of log cabins. There's a multipurpose sports ground where visitors can play basketball and badminton and a trout fishing ground, as well as a river water pool open in the summer.

    管理棟が17時終わるのはちと早過ぎかと。管理棟には色々備品揃ってて便利なんだけどね。 5歳の息子と2人で金曜から一泊。流石に平日なので余裕があり、悠々快適に過ごせました。土日は混みそう。遊び場も色々あるし、魚も釣れるし、その魚めっちゃ旨いし、川で遊べるし。虫採りもしたかったけどこの辺は年1くらいでたまに街灯下に飛んでくる程度らしいです。確かに周りに生えてる木が全然違うので諦め。 シャワーは五分百円...

  • Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama
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    4.5
    147 Reviews
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    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Kita-ku Torochou 2-24-3
    "A bonsai art museum located in 2-Chome Toro-cho, Kita Ward, Saitama City a short walk from Omiya Bonsai Village, a mecca for bonsai-lovers. The museum's collection includes bonsai as well as vessels for holding bonsai, visually striking ""suiseki"" stones, and paintings. Over 40 bonsai are on display in the museum's bonsai garden. The museum also displays items from its collection in its gallery area and also holds special, bonsai-related exhibitions."

    You will learn a lot about Bonsai art. They display very unique and expensive bonsai as well. Neighbors of this museum are full of Bonsai famous Gardeners shops. You can visit Hikawa Shrine as well...

  • Saitama Water Park
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
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    Saitama Pref. Ageoshi Hinode 2
    A park situated along the Nakasendo Road in Hinode, Ageo City. Adjoining Ageo Sports Park, a variety of sports facilities can be found in the area. The park's pool area, open in summer, has a small pool, wave pool, water slide, and more. There's also an adjoining grass lawn and sandy beach area. From November to April, rainbow trout are released into one of the park's pools for visitors to fish for and catch.

    When I was a kid, I used to play here.I liked swimming in summer.I enjoyed skate in winter. I stayed in my hometown.I visited the park. I walked around it.It was so beautiful in December. I really...

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