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Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Kawagoe / Saitama Area

  • Saitama Super Arena
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • MetLife 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.).
  • Saiko Doman Green Park
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    Saitama Pref. Todashi Bijogi 8-15-4
    This municipal park is located along Saiko Lake, an Arakawa River reservoir. It has various facilities such as a wooded barbecue area, sports facilities, a dog run, and a fishing area are popular with people of all ages. Many cherry trees are planted along the park’s promenade, and a wild primrose field is maintained as a Special Natural Monument. It is known as one of the city’s best flower viewing spots.
  • COCOON CITY
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    4.0
    139 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    While vacationing in Japan, we traveled to Saitama to dine with friends also from the United States (we found it funny we all had to go to the other side of the planet to meet up for lunch). The food...

  • Sainokuni Saitama Arts Theater
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Chuou-ku Uemine 3-15-1
    The SainoKuni Saitama Arts Theater is reputed as the “theater that creates”. It is a place where the culture of exceptional theater arts can be sensed up close. Art Producer, Ninagawa Yukio, has created and performed quality artistic works in the mediums of theater, dance, and music since 2006. In March 2018, the Ninagawa Yukio Third Year Memorial will again host a performance of his work. The piano concerts and theater performances are a must see too.

    初めて行ったのですが、地理的には大宮の一歩手前です。駅からちょっと遠そうでしたので、タクシーで行きました。小ホールは客席が半円に広がっています。トイレが下までいかないといけないのが少し面倒かも。多機能トイレはすぐ横にありました。 こじんまりとしたおしゃれな劇場でした。

  • Stellar Town
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park
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    4.0
    184 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.

    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...

  • The Railway Museum
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    4.5
    720 Reviews
    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.

    comprehensive train history of japan; including future plans. with a chance to use engineers simulators for various trains. reserve at least a half day cause the place will keep you interested...

  • Saitama Stadium 2〇〇2 Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Prefecture Saitama-shi Green Area Ward 2-1
    Saitama Stadium 2002 Park located in Misono, Midori Ward, Saitama City is Japan’s largest dedicated soccer stadium. The whole area of the park including the main stadium, three sub-grounds, two futsal courts and an open space spreads over about 30 hectares. Events related to soccer including J-League and Japan representative matches as well as a soccer academy are held here as well as other events such as a flea market in the open space.
  • Iwatsuki Castle Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Iwatsuki-ku Ota 3-4
    A park located in Ota, Iwatsuki Ward, Saitama City. The park grounds enclose the site of Iwatsuki Castle, of which only the original stone and earthen base remains. Park facilities include a baseball field, clay tennis courts, and multipurpose square. The park is also a renowned destination for viewing cherry blossoms, and in the spring the Iwatsuki Castle Park Cherry Blossom Festival is held here.
  • Sonic City
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Omiya Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Omiya-ku Takahanachou 4
    This park was opened in 1885 as Hikawa Park, and began to be operated by the Prefecture from 1898 as Omiya Park. With over 1,000 cherry blossom trees, it is famous for cherry viewing, and was selected as one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. With a small zoo and a large playground with play-equipment, this is a family friendly park.
  • Seibuen Yuenchi (Amusement Park)
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    3.5
    143 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.”

    This place has seen better years. The rides are very poor. Everywhere is crowded (good luck swimming in the pool). The food is mostly nasty stuff. And the customer service/bureaucracy is abysmal...

  • Akigase Park
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    4.0
    67 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.

    とても広く、野球場、サッカーグラウンド、テニスコートなど、いろんな運動施設がおり、また、サーキットなどもあります。 現在は台風19号の影響で立ち入り禁止の場所が多数ありました。

  • Kawagoe Aquatic Park
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    4.0
    34 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.

    This water resort is in saitama, very convinient location. Opens in july. Very crowded, have to reach ealry morning to get space to keep ur stuff n tent. Rides r fun especially wave pool, color...

  • Chikozan Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Sayamashi Kashiwabara 561
    Occupying an extensive area equivalent to eleven Tokyo Domes, this multipurpose park boasts a wealth of natural beauty. The Children’s Zoo gives children a chance to interact with small animals. Among the abundance of sights is the Iris Garden, where 2,600 plants bloom each June. With athletic grounds and picnic grounds, this is a popular place for both parents and children.
  • Ageo Maruyama Park
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    4.0
    38 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.

    I was born in Ageo city.I visited the park on April 13th 2019.I saw a lot of beautiful cherry blossoms.The flowers were so gorgeous. If you want to enjoy the flowers, please visit here! The cherry...

  • Omiya Daini Park
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Omiya-ku Junouchou 2-405
    A park situated along Prefectural Route 2 in Juno-cho, Omiya Ward, Saitama City. Facilities include a multipurpose square, baseball field, tennis courts, and other sports facilities; a Japanese garden; and a tea house. Over 500 plum trees grow on the grounds, including red, white, and weeping plums, and a Plum Tree Festival is held at the park from mid-February to March.

    It’s a large open park, there’s not really anything specific to do here - there’s a path that you can walk the whole way round. I visited in Autumn and Winter. There might be Cherry Blossom in spring...

  • Skip City Sai-No-Kuni Visual Plaza Visual Museum
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    4.0
    10 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.

    科学館とハシゴ。アフレコ体験や編集などとてもとても楽しめます!時間も結構持つので小学生にオススメです。

  • SRC Sayama Horse Riding Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Sayamashi Sasai 716
    A horseback riding club located in Sasai, Sayama City. The club keeps around 88 horses. The club offers horseback rides for beginners which provides everything participants need to ride, a three-day course through which participants can gain a Class 5 horseback riding license, horseback rides for children, and more.

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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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