Spots in Kuki / Gyoda Area

  • Tobu Zoo
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    4.0
    186 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.

    I went for the winter illuminations and was horrified to find a crying lion in freezing cold temperatures outdoors. The cheetah cage is the smallest I’ve ever seen. I was horrified to see this type...

  • Satte Gongendo Tsutsumi (Gongendo Prefectural Park)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Satteshi Uchigouma 887-3
    This prefectural park is located on the border between Saitama and Ibaraki prefectures. At its center is the Gongendo Reservoir, which hosted the flatwater kayaking competition during the 59th National Sports Festival. It consists of four zones in total, including green spaces and multipurpose areas. Gongendo Tsutsumi is on the grounds, known as one of the best flower viewing spots in the Kanto region. Throngs of tourists visit, especially when the cherry trees are in bloom. The Satte Cherry Blossom Festival is held every year at this time.
  • Unagi Kappo Yondaime Takahashiya
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Kitakatsushikagunsugitomachi Sugito 3-10-6
    A long-standing eel restaurant established in the Meiji period which is located in 3-Chome Sugito, Sugito Town, Kitakatsushika County. The restaurant serves eel tempura, a signature dish since the establishment first opened its doors; unaju gozen eel rice box meals, and other eel dishes. The restaurant also serves sea bream chazuke, shokado bento box meals (advance reservation required), a la carte dishes, and kaiseki course meals.

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  • Saitama Aquarium
    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.
  • Roadside Station Agri Park Yumesugito
    Transportation
    Saitama Pref. Kitakatsushikagunsugitomachi Saiba 823-2
    A roadside station located in Saiba, Sugito Town, Kitakatsushika County. Facilities include a shop selling fresh vegetables from local farms as well as foods; a shop selling locally grown rice which will also polish the rice for you for free; a restaurant serving set meals made with local agricultural products; and a flower shop selling fresh flowers, vegetable seedlings, and gardening tools. Visitors can also try harvesting seasonal vegetables in the adjoining farm and grill and eat what they've gathered at the barbecue ground on the station's grounds (advance reservation required).
  • Roadside Station Hanyu
    Transportation
    Saitama Pref. Hanyushi Kamishingou 7066
    "A roadside station situated along National Route 122 in Kamishingo, Hanyu City. The station sells local agricultural products and specialty products like ""Iga Manju,"" manju buns covered with sekihan red rice and steamed. There's also an adjoining restaurant serving dishes made with local vegetables."
  • Sakitama Kofun Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Gyoudashi Sakitama 4834
    A public park situated along Prefectural Route 77 in Sama, Gyoda City. The park encloses the Sakitama Burial Mounds, a group of several large ancient burial mounds which includes the Maruhakayama Burial Mound and the Futagoyama Burial Mound. Park facilities include the Shogunyama Burial Mound Exhibit Hall, the Museum of the Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds, a public square, botanical garden, and rest house. The park is also a popular destination for viewing cherry blossoms in the spring.
  • Hanyu Suigo Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Hanyushi Mitakaya 751-1
    "A public park situated along Prefectural Route 366 in Yohee Shinden, Hanyu City. Designed around the theme of ""life and nature,"" park facilities include the Saitama Aquarium, an iris field, aquatic plant garden, canoe and boat dock, barbecue ground, grass field, and large playground. The only waterwheel plant habitat in Japan is also located on the park's ground and is protected under natural conservation measures."
  • Kodai Hasu no Sato
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Gyoudashi Kobari 2375-1
    A park located in Kobari, Gyoda City. The park is a habitat for ancient lotuses, a variety of lotus designated a Natural Monument by Gyoda City. The grounds are equal in size to roughly three Tokyo Domes and encompass a pond where ancient lotuses grow; a botanical garden with lotuses from around the world, other aquatic plants, and tree peonies; a square with a playground; fishing pond; flower viewing square; shop; and udon noodle restaurant. The park also holds firefly watching events along the river which flows inside its borders in June.
  • Saitama Prefectural Disaster-Prevention Learning Center Sona-e
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Kounosushi Fukuro 30
    An educational facility located in Fukuro, Kounosu City. The facility has an earthquake experience corner, exhibits which teach how to escape smoke and fire and use a fire extinguisher, a room where visitors can experience winds of 30 meters per second, and informational exhibits on disaster prevention. Through simulated experiences and other materials, visitors can improve their awareness of disaster prevention methods and learn what to do in the event of a disaster.
  • Saitama Prefectural Museum of the Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Gyoudashi Sakitama 4834
    A museum located in Sakitama Kofun Park along Prefectural Route 77 in Sakitama, Gyoda City. The museum preserves historic sites in the prefecture including the National Historic Site-designated Sakitama Burial Mound Group. It also collects, researches, and displays relevant materials. Museum exhibits include the Kinsakumeitekken (gold-inlaid iron sword) and other National Treasure-designated artefacts exhumed from the Sakitama Inariyama Burial Mound displayed in the national treasure exhibition hall.
  • Mori no Seseragi Nagomi
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saitama Pref. Kukishi Edura 1574-1
    A hot spring bath facility located in Ezura, Kuki City. The bathhouse has indoor baths which are fed from a source spring welling up from 1,500 meters beneath the surface and various outdoor baths built with natural stones There's also a sand bath, mist sauna, and skin scrubbing area. Additional facilities include beauty and massage centers, a Japanese style rest area, private banquet rooms, and a restaurant.
  • Hanyu Yuttarien
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saitama Pref. Hanyushi Goudo 843-1
    A hot spring bathhouse located in Godo, Hanyu City. Facilities include seven outdoor baths and six indoor baths fed with water from the Emachu Godo Onsen natural hot spring welling up from 1,600 meters below the surface, plus a sauna. There's also a relaxation center offering gentle seitai osteopathy, reflexology, and skin scrubbing; a rest area; reservable private tatami mat rooms; and a restaurant serving meals, snacks, and desserts.
  • Tennen Onsen Gokurakuyu Satte Branch
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saitama Pref. Satteshi Higashi 2-1-27
    A hot spring bathhouse situated along National Route 4 in Higashi, Satte City. A natural hot spring welling up from more than 1,300 meters underground supplies facilities such as an indoor bath area, rock bath, and hinoki cypress bath. There's also an igloo bath, tsubo jar baths, an outdoor bath area with a whirlpool bath, and a far infrared tiered sauna. The bathhouse is adjoined by a relaxation facility, hair salon, and tatami mat room. The bathhouse' restaurant serves an expansive menu of dishes, including soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat flour and other noodles, set meals, rice bowls, sashimi, and deep-fried foods.
  • Oshi Castle Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Gyoudashi Honmaru 17-23
    "A park maintained on the grounds of a castle situated along National Route 125 in Honmaru, Gyoda City. Oshi Castle, counted as one of the seven great castles of the Kanto region, is also known as the ""Floating Castle"" after it withstood Ishida Mitsunari's attempt to flood it during Toyotomi Hideyoshi's 1590 campaign to subjugate Kanto. The castle's citadel was demolished in the early Meiji period. Today, a three-tier reconstruction stands on the site; serving as part of the Gyoda City Folk Museum, inside visitors will find exhibits on the history and culture of Gyoda."
  • Fudogaoka Fudoson Soganji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Kazoshi Fudoka 2-9-18
    A Buddhist temple located in 2-Chome Fudooka, Kazo City. Built on the order of Emperor Koko, the temple's principal object of worship is a statue of Acala, and the temple is counted as one of the three great Acala temples of the Kanto region alongside the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and the Takahata Fudoson Kongo-ji Temple. The temple's Setsubun celebration, held each year on February 3, boasts a history dating back some 400 years and attracts many visitors.
  • Bushu Nakajima Konya
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Hanyushi Komatsu 223
    A museum located in Komatsu, Hanyu City. The museum provides information on the Bushu aizome indigo dyeing as well as the cultivation of indigo and its production into dye. The museum also offers Bushu aizome indigo dyeing classes. The adjoining Aizome Sokubaikan shop sells indigo dyed clothing, accessories, and cloth.
  • Washinomiya Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Kukishi Washinomiya 1-6-1
    A Shinto shrine located in 1-Chome Washinomiya, Kuki City. Believed to be the oldest large shrine in the Kanto region, records state it was founded by the Izumo tribe. The Washinomiya Saibara Kagura music and dance performance, passed down since ancient times, is said to be the origin of kagura Shinto music and dance performed in the Kanto region and has been designated a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.
  • Hana-no-Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saitama Pref. Hanyushi Nishi 3-19-3
    This hot spring facility is in Hanyu City, Saitama Prefecture. The baths use several kinds of natural spring water, and there are saunas, body refreshment, and other services to help you revive body and mind. There are a huge variety of baths, including outdoor baths with constantly replenished “kakenagashi” style have a lie-down Gororinyu bath, the Kassei stone bath filled with metabolism-activating minerals, and Zayu with hot spring water flowing down the back.
  • Atarashii Mura
    Shopping
    Saitama Pref. Minamisaitamagunmiyashiromachi Yamazaki 777-1
    This is a farm direct shop in Miyashiro Town, Minami-Saitama County, Saitama Prefecture. In addition to sales of fresh-picked local produce, they have light meals like pizza and limited numbers of meal sets. There are also natural exploration activities like crayfish fishing and bug-catching. From April through November, the lawn is open for barbecues.

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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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