Pass Spots in Saitama Area

  • Shomaru Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Hanno city, Saitama Prefecture
    This 636-meter mountain pass is crossed by the former National Route 299 connecting Saitama Prefecture's Hanno City and Yokoze-machi in Chichibu County. The view from the top takes in the mountains of the Oku Chichibu area. There is a tea house and a restaurant where you can dine on their Genghis Khan, a local specialty of mutton and vegetables. There is lots to see during the travel season, such as cherry blossoms in spring and colorful autumn leaves. The nearby hiking trails are also highly popular. The pass is also sacred ground for fans of a famous road racing manga. The road is narrow and rough in areas with lots of tight curves. However the scenery is nice so it makes a great drive.
  • Sadamine Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Chichibu-gun Higashichichibumura
  • ShiroishiPass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Hiki Tokigawamachi
  • Yamabushitoge
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Hanno-shi
  • Karibasaka Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Hiki-gun Tokigawamachi
  • Koburi Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Hanno-shi
  • Iimori Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Tokigawamachi
  • Nihongi Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Chichibu-gun Higashichichibumura
  • Ono Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Hiki-gun Tokigawamachi
  • Mikuni Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Chichibu-shi
  • Sanno Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Hanno-shi
  • Mase Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Chichibu-gun Nagatoromachi
  • Amamezasu Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Hanno-shi
  • Ozawa Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Hanno-shi
  • Takashino Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Hiki-gun Tokigawamachi
  • Sonesaka Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Chichibu-shi
  • Kayunita Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Chichibu-gun Minanomachi
  • Fuefuki Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Hiki-gun Hatoyamamachi Sue
  • Ideushi Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Chichibu-gun Minanomachi
  • Kamafuse Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Chichibu-gun Minanomachi

Saitama Areas

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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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