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Spots in Honjo / Kumagaya Area

  • Roadside Station Okabe
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Fukayashi Oka 688-1
    A roadside station situated along the Fukaya By-pass in Oka, Fukaya City. Facilities include a farm fresh center selling local agricultural products such as Fukaya Welsh onions, other vegetables picked that very morning, and flowers; and a local specialty products center selling over 200 varieties of pickles, foods made with Fukaya Welsh onions, local liquors, popular local confections, and gelato. In addition, there's a restaurant which serves soba noodles delivered direct from Nagano as well as local dishes such as hot ni-boto and cold hiyajiru udon soups made with local vegetables and udon noodles; and a shop which sells Welsh onion and miso musubi and other musubi rice balls.
  • Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi
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    4.5
    44 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Kumagayashi Kawarachou Sakuragicho
    This popular cherry blossom viewing spot is on the Arakawa River in Kumagaya City. It covers about two kilometers of cherry trees along the levees downstream from Arakawa Bridge. It's been a popular spot since the Edo Period, and it has been chosen as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites. A cherry blossom festival is held in season, and they illuminate the trees in the evening. The Sakura Marathon takes place there in late March, and in the summer, it's the venue for the Kumagaya Fireworks.

    You can enjoy this cherry blossom trees in just 5 minutes on foot from the Kumagaya station. It is a crowded condition that you can enjoy cherry blossoms slowly yet.

  • Ofuro Cafe Hakuju-no-Yu
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saitama Pref. Kodamagunkamikawamachi Wataruse 337-1
    A hot spring bathhouse situated along Prefectural Route 22 in Wataruse, Kamikawa Town, Kodama County. Facilities include the Hakuju-no-Yu bathing area, one of the best in the Kanto region; a relaxation salon; and health-oriented restaurant serving dishes made with fermented brown rice and koji. There's also a rest area with hammocks and sofas where customers can read comic books and magazines; a nap room; open air cool off space; and paid private rooms for resting in. Free koji mud packs are offered in the women's bathing area.

    熱めのお湯の温泉施設です。リニューアルで内装はきれい。お湯は広くはないので混みます。そしてちょっと熱め。こどもにはつらいかもです。漫画たくさんのリラックスエリアやリラクゼーション、お食事も、お土産も楽しめます。

  • Hanazono Forest
    Shopping
    Saitama Pref. Fukayashi Omaeda 417
    Approximately two minutes by car from Hanazono Interchange, visitors love Hanazono Forest’s beautiful rose garden and succulent sweets. Enjoy their weekday sweets buffet while looking out over the blooming garden with its roses and herbs. There’s no time limit and it’s highly popular. You can also purchase freshly baked bread, rose motif sweets, and cakes.
  • Akagi Nyugyo Honjo Senbon Sakura “5S” Factory
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Honjoushi Kodamachoukodama 850-10
    Akagi Nyugyo, a company that respects playfulness, is popular as the maker of products such as Gari Gari Kun popsicles and for their factory tours. Factory tours must be reserved beforehand and last for approximately one and a half hours. Up to 20 visitors can participate at a time. Tours can be reserved from the first of the month three months prior to the desired tour date. There is an ice cream tasting and gifts of original novelty goods.

    予約が必要です。折角地元にあるので一度は行ってみたくて2か月前から準備して見学に至りました。まずアイスができるまでを見学して最後のブースでお買い物やユーホーキャッチャーなどが無料で楽しめるほか、時間制限は有りますが、アイスが食べられます!おかわりは自由なので3種類頂きました-。美味しかったです(^^)v

  • Restaurant Amusez
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Kumagayashi Kamigawakami 513-1
    "A restaurant situated along the Kumagaya By-pass in Kamigawakami, Kumagaya City. The restaurant serves French and Italian cuisine. For lunch, customers can choose between three different lunch specials with a meat or fish main dish, as well as a spaghetti lunch, a ""Rich Gourmet Lunch,"" and a ""Celebrity Lunch."" In the evening, the restaurant serves several course meals, such as the chef's choice ""Special Dinner Course."" The restaurant also sells handmade ganache and macarons."

    お手軽な料金で、美味しい料理が食べられます。店内は女性のお客さんが多いですね。いつも混んでいるので予約をして行くと良いと思います。

  • Kumagaya Sports & Culture Park
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Kumagayashi Kamigawakami 300
    "A park situated along Sports Koen-dori Avenue in Kamigawakami, Kumagawaya City. Facilities include a track and field ground, rugby ground, softball ground, indoor exercise facility, ""Sainokuni Kumagaya Dome."" The park was used as the primary venue for the 59th National Sports Festival of Japan and a variety of sports competitions are still held here today."

    毎年、熊谷ラグビー場で高校ラグビーの埼玉県大会が行われます。贔屓の高校の試合は試合前の練習から見てます。ウォーミングアップは運動公園内の野球場などで行います。とても広い公園です。

  • Kumagaya Onsen Yura no Sato
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saitama Pref. Kumagayashi Tsukimichou 2-1-65
    "A hot spring bathhouse located in 2-Chome Tsukimi-cho, Kumagaya City. Facilities include a natural hot spring outdoor bath as well as saunas and indoor bath facilities like a high-concentration carbonated spring bath and an ""attraction"" bath with various features. There's also a bedrock bath facility with free drink and magazine corners, a body care facility, and a room filled with comfortable reclining chairs. The adjoining restaurant serves draft beer, noodles, set meals, donburi rice bowls, a la carte dishes, and more."

    温泉自体が深夜までやってますし、こちらの食事処も12時近くまで営業してました。トンテキ定食や、中華系が多かったです

  • Saitama Norin Prefectural Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Fukayashi Honda 5768-1
    A park situated along Prefectural Route 69 in Honda, Fukaya City. The park has fruit and vegetable farms and visitors can pick seasonal agricultural products. The park also holds classes on agricultural and forestry topics like gardening, woodworking, and cooking. In addition, the park has a variety of attractions such as a large square with playground; grass lawn; restaurant; battery powered toy cars which can be ridden for a small fee; and a 1/10th scale miniature steam locomotive which operates on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Plus, there's a farm's market selling fresh farm produce and foods.
  • Club Lagoon
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Kumagayashi Miyamaechou 2-104 Salute Kumagai 1F
    A club nearby Kumagaya Station that plays all genres of music and regularly features live events by a variety of bands. This is one of the few clubs in the prefecture known to have regular events performing music from anime and video games.
  • Kodama Onsen Family Plaza
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saitama Pref. Honjoushi Kodamachouhirugawa 1051-6
    This day-use hot spring spa is on National Route 462 in Hirugawa, Kodama-cho, Honjo City. The water is drawn from Kodama Onsen's natural sodium chloride spring. Bathing here is said to help relieve nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, and frozen shoulders, as well as rejuvenate the skin. Their Western and Japanese style bathing areas both have outdoor baths. They alternate between men's and women's use on a daily basis. Other facilities include a banquet area, and private rooms ranging from about 12 to 66 square meters as well as a restaurant. They also offer chiropractic and exfoliation services.

    日曜日のゴルフが雨でキャンセル、早朝より朝風呂浴びさせていただきました。露天も内湯も広々していて、東京の人間にはゆったり時間が過ごせます。少しタバコの煙が気になりました。

  • Kamisato Strawberry & Tomato Farm
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Kodamagunkamisatomachi Teshigawara 1000-2
    This fruit farm is in Kamisato Town, Kodama County, Saitama Prefecture, and allows guests to experience harvesting managed strawberry and tomato fields. Each one offers thirty-minute all-you-can-eat plans, along with free Kamisato Cantare sweets. Reservations can be made at Kamisato Cantare, but make sure you want to reserve the harvest experience.

    関越自動車道の上里SAのスマートインターを出たところにあります。地元農家が収穫した野菜、果物が並んでいます。

  • Kannanoyu
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saitama Pref. Kodamagunkamikawamachi Kobama 1341
    This is the region's largest spa resort, boasting over 33,000 square meters, and in addition to eight types of bath, two types of saunas, a Finnish-style löyly sauna and bedrock bath. The Kanna-no-Yu spring bubbles up from 1,500 meters below ground, and is a hydrogen carbonate chloride spring, and is said to be effective in treating nerve pain and muscle soreness, and recovery from fatigue. There is also a carbonated spring, the Sparkling Shower bath which embraces the body with millions of fine bubbles, for even more variety.

    Nice spa with a couple of different baths. Private karaoke rooms. Massage available. Nice Japanese food and friendly staff. Good place to relax.

  • Jomine Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Kodamagunkamikawamachi Yanou 1277
    This park is located in the Kamikawa-machi area of Kodama County, Saitama Prefecture. Situated on a hill at an altitude of 500 meters within the heart Kamiyama, the Shimokubo Dam is on its north side. Many people visit from spring to autumn to appreciate the Japanese horse mackerels and winter cherry blossoms. In addition to a campsite, there is a barbecue house, restaurants and souvenir shops, making it a popular destination for people of all ages.
  • Jomine Park Camping Site
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Kodamagunkamikawamachi Yanou 1277-3
    This campground is in Kamikawa Town, Kodama County, Saitama Prefecture. There are 16 comfortable bungalows, and tent sites, and the grounds are used for school camping, so it's perfect for family trips. It has a communal outdoor kitchen, a campfire area, a multi-purpose hall, and more. It runs from March through the end of November.
  • Fukaya Hanazono Onsen Hanayu no Mori
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saitama Pref. Fukayashi Hitomi Yakushido 888
    This hot spring facility is located in Fukaya City, Saitama Prefecture. A wide variety of baths can be enjoyed such as the natural outdoor hot spring erupting from 2,000 meters underground, a vase bath, lay-down bath and Japanese cypress wood bath. The spring quality is composed of sodium chloride which is said to be effective for nerve pain, muscle pain and motor paralysis. In addition to hot springs, it also has a sauna and bedrock bath.

    ゴルフ場の隣にある日帰り温泉施設です。 小学生以下は入れないためゆったりと 過ごせる施設です。 食事をする場所もいろいろあり、私は ほうとう鍋を食べるのが好きです。 温泉も大きな露天風呂が2つあり のんびり入れます。 周りが大きな木で覆われているため 森の中にいるような感じです。

  • Rest House Jyomine
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Kodamagunkamikawamachi Yanou 1277
  • Stream Locomotive the Paleo Express (Chichibu Railway)
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama kumagaya city
    This is an SL special train that operates between Kumagaya Station and Mitsumineguchi Station. The train runs annually from around mid-March to early December, mainly on the weekends. To ride the train, in addition to the regular ticket, visitors must purchase either the SL reserve seat ticket or the SL numbered ticket that is released a month before the travel date.
  • Aqua Paradise Patio
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    3.5
    40 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Fukayashi Kashiai 763
    The popular Aqua Paradise Patio, which features the largest indoor pool in the North Kanto area, was modeled after resorts on the southern European Mediterranean coast. It hosts many free lessons, including some out of water, like their popular hula dancing and yoga. These lessons are as fun as frolicking in their wave pool, wading river, or on the water slide. (Closed over an extended period in February for inspection)

    The pool offers:mini-wave pool, kiddie section, current-pool, 25m pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi.

  • Honjyo Circuit
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Honjoushi Kodamachoutakayanagi 883
    The Honjyo Circuit has won high marks for the private lessons in sport racing offered by Kunio Saito, who is noted for his success in races such as the All-Japan Gymkhana Race, and it also allows visitors free access to try motorcycle or auto racing. It hosts a wide variety of events, including grip racing, drift racing, gymkhana events, motorcycle racing, and go-cart racing.

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