Spots in Honjo / Kumagaya Area

  • Fukaya Hanazono Onsen Hanayu no Mori
    50 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.


  • Ofuro Cafe Hakuju-no-Yu
    40 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saitama Pref. Kodamagunkamikawamachi Wataruse 337-1
    This hot spring bathhouse is situated on Prefectural Route 22 in Wataruse, Kamikawa Town, Kodama County, Saitama Prefecture. In addition to the Hakuju no Yu bathhouse, one of the top bathhouses in the Kanto region, facilities include a relaxation salon and the Tawaraya restaurant, which serves health-oriented dishes. In addition, rest facilities include a lounge with hammocks and sofas where you can relax and read comic books and magazines, a napping room, an outdoor cool air space, and fee-charging private rooms. The women's bathing area offers a free mud pack service which contains special koji malted rice.

    神流川温泉、白寿の湯です。 リニューアルされて、ちょっと気取った店になりました。 以前のおばちゃんたちがやってた時の方が、断然に良いです。 相変わらず泉質は極上です。

  • Fukaya Green Park AQUA PARADISE Patio
    41 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Fukaya-shi 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.

  • Akagi Nyugyo Honjo Senbon Sakura “5S” Factory
    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.


  • Roadside Station Okabe
    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.
  • Yamaki Co., Ltd.
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Kodamagunkamikawamachi Shimoaguhara 955
    Yamaki was founded in 1905 and manufactures and sells miso, soy sauce, tofu and other products made from rare ingredients with organic JAS certification that do not use pesticides, chemical fertilizers or herbicides. There are also classes where you can experience making miso, soy sauce and tofu, harvesting vegetables, and learning about herbs.

    Thanks to the description of Yamaki Jozo in Preserving the Japanese Way (2015), Nancy Hachisus passionate cookbook, we reserved space at a make-your-own tofu and shoyu workshop. We arrived in...

  • Hanazono Forest
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.
  • Kamisato Strawberry & Tomato Farm
    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.


  • Kannanoyu
    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.
  • Kodama Onsen Family Plaza
    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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi
    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.
  • Kumagaya Onsen Yura no Sato
    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."
  • 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.
  • Kappo Kaede
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Fukaya-shi Ozuka 334
    A restaurant that serves up Fukaya City's specialty Niboto vegetable hot pot and green onion cuisine. Fukaya's Niboto was a favorite of local industrialist Shibusawa Eiichi and this restaurant makes theirs with an abundance of Fukaya green onion and other local ingredients as well as their own original hand-made secret sauce. In addition to Niboto and green onion cuisine they offer a course meal menu, lunch menu, side dish menu, and banquet menu.


  • Fonte di Dio
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Kodama-gun Kamikawamachi Yokaichi 2559-1 Grand Maison R1F
    This restaurant features chefs trained in Italy to prepare dishes making the best possible use of the flavor of their ingredients. To this end they don't use any extras such as chemical seasonings and offer a menu with a variety of options that actively use local ingredients including Kamikawa area Himebuta pork, Italian vegetables grown on nearby farms, and local eggs and milk. Along with course meals and combination meals they offer a children's menu and individual dishes and also offer an all-you-can-drink option with a variety of options.


  • Restaurant Amusez
    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."
  • Kumagaya Sports & Culture Park Management Office
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Kumagaya-shi Kamikawakami 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."
  • 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.

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