Other Sightseeing Spots in Saitama Area

  • Kashiya Yokocho (Candy Shop Alley)
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    Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Motomachi 2-7
    Kashiya Yokocho (Candy Shop Alley) was selected as one of Japan’s “Top 100 Scent Scapes” by the Ministry of the Environment in 2001. It was originally set up to make and offer inexpensive sweets for heavily damaged Tokyo after the Great Kanto Earthquake, and there are still more than 20 shops in operation. The cheap downtown style sweets they sell have many fans.
  • Ichibangai Kurazukuri-no-machinami historic street
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    Saitama ken Kawagoe city
    "Ichibangai Kurazukuri-no-machinami historic street is located around 10 minutes' walk from Hon-Kawagoe Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line. With just over 30 Kurazukuri warehouse-style buildings lining the road, this area plays a very important role in the preservation of traditional architecture. The Kurazukuri buildings are one of the most important tourist attractions in Kawagoe (which came to be known as ""Little Edo"" because of its prosperity). The oldest of the Kurazukuri buildings is the Osawa House, which was constructed in 1792 and has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property. Visitors to this area can also view the ""Toki-no-kane"" (Time Bell Tower)-which has become a symbol of Kawagoe-from close to; more than a century after it was constructed, the bell-tower continues to tell the time through the ringing out of the bell four times a day. The branch of Saitama Resona Bank located halfway down the street is an old Western-style building that perfectly matches the historic ambience of the area."
  • Omiya Bonsai Village
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    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Kita-ku Bonsaichou
    Omiya Bonsai Village is a place full of outstanding bonsai plants that is located a few minutes' walk from the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum. Omiya Bonsai Village traces its origins to the period immediately after the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, when a group of bonsai growers from Tokyo relocated to the Omiya area; at its peak, Omiya Bonsai Village had around 30 commercial bonsai gardens. Today, there are still five bonsai gardens in the village, each cultivating its own unique types of bonsai. Some of the gardens offer bonsai-growing experience activities. Omiya Dai Bonsai Festival is held on May 3-5 every year, attracting large numbers of bonsai enthusiasts from Japan and overseas.
  • Koshigaya City Hanataen Garden
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    Saitama Pref. Koshigayashi Hanata 6-6-2
    A Japanese garden located in 6-Chome Hanata, Koshigaya City. A circular excursion garden built around a central pond which was completed in 1990, the garden has a tea house and the entrance was once a row house which belonged to the Uda family, the local village headsman family, in the Edo period. Visitors can take in the sight of beautiful seasonal flowers and trees. Tea ceremonies are held in the tea house. The garden is adjoined by the Koshigaya Nohgakudo Noh theater.
  • Chugen Daira Ryokuchi Park
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    Saitama Pref. Osatogunyorimachi Akiyama
    Located on the slopes of Mt. Kamafuse in the southwestern part of the town of Yorii in the Osato County of Saitama Prefecture, Chugen Daira is famous as a scenic spot that offers a complete panorama of the Kanto Basin. Chugen Daira Ryokuchi Park is located in this mountainous area. It has an observation tower and is laced with footpaths. Its beautiful autumn leaves are a special attraction, and visitors can enjoy strolling through the park while looking at the brightly colored foliage.
  • Shiroganedaira Observation Deck
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    Saitama Pref. Hidakashi Kitahirasawa
    Located near Asama(Sengen)-jinja Shrine, Shiroganedaira Observation Deck stands at 195 meters above sea level, and in fair weather, visitors can see not only the city of Sakado but also areas as far away as the Shinjuku subcenter and Tokyo Skytree. Since the road to the observation deck can be difficult to navigate, it is best not to attempt the trip at night.
  • Kuromon-dori
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Bambamachi
    A street once lined with Chichibu textile wholesalers which still retains structures reminiscent of the 1920s and 30s. Many of the buildings are designated as National Tangible Cultural Properties. The side streets connecting Kuromon-dori and Kaitsugisho-dori are known as the “wind alleys”, and walking them, you’ll feel like you’ve taken a trip back in time.
  • Old Chichibu Bridge
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Abomachi 3759-1 Other
    This approximately 135 meter long triple-arched bridge made of reinforced concrete was completed in 1931. It is currently used as a park.
  • Keyaki Avenue
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    Saitama Saitama-shi Urawa-ku Tokiwa (Tokorozawa-shi)
    Planted along National Route 463, locally called Saidai-dori Road, in the western area of Saitama City are nearly 2400 Japanese zelkova trees, the prefectural tree of Saitama. The spot is famous as the longest row of zelkova trees in all of Japan. Zelkova have long grown naturally throughout Saitama prefecture and have been designated as natural monuments throughout the area, including the Great Zelkova of Seiganji, leading to this location being considered a symbol of Saitama.
  • Seikeien Garden
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    Saitama Kumagaya-shi Kamakuracho 32
    A garden with a central pond made between 1865 and 1868 by Takei Tanjo who assisted in numerous improvement projects in Kumagaya. The garden was given to Kumagaya City in 1950 and was designated a Kumagaya Place of Scenic Beauty in 1954. There are three tea houses in the garden, Seikeiryo, Shofuan, and Sekisuikaku, which are used to teach aspects of Japanese culture such as tea ceremonies.
  • Chichibu Park Bridge (Chichibu Harp Bridge)
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    Saitama Chichibu-shi Nakamuramachi-Saitama Chichibu-shi Terao
    This bridge is located along National Route 208 that connects the Terao and Nakamura-machi areas of Chichibu City. It is a 530-meter long bridge on the Arakawa River, and due to having numerous cables, it is also called the “Harp Bridge.” You can also access Chichibu Muse Park when crossing towards Terao.
  • Dodaira Astronomical Observatory
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    Saitama Tokigawamachi Ono 1853

    山をのぼった先にあるので、見晴らしがよく、晴れていれば夜景と星空が最高です。雨のときも、雨上がりに上から虹を見下ろすという珍しい体験ができました。テント泊で格安でしたが、大きな冷蔵庫もあるし、屋根つきの炊事場にテーブルや椅子もあり、大変便利。お湯はでないけどガスコンロがあったり、洗剤や石鹸もおいてあったり、なにげに高規格なキャンプ場です。 テント泊の場合はお風呂がつかえず、簡易シャワーだけのところ...

  • Yoshikawa Children's Center Wonder Land
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    Saitama Yoshikawa-shi Minami 5-chome 3-1
  • Sasame Hashi
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    Saitama Toda-shi
  • Akigase Bridge
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    Saitama Saitama-shi Sakura-ku Shimookubo
  • Raiden Todoroki Bridge
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    Saitama Chichibu-shi Otaki Chinai
  • Soka Matsubara
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    Saitama Soka-shi Matsue
  • Saitama Ohashi
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    Saitama Kazo-shi Mugikura
  • Hane Kurahashi
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    Saitama Shiki-shi Muneoka
  • Sekihachishumiharashidai
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    Saitama Pref. Hannoushi Takayama

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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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