Spots in Kumagaya Area

  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Seikeien Garden
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Miyatsuka Mounded Tomb
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Kumagaya-shi Hirose 608
    An ancient burial mound located on a natural embankment on the northern shore of Arakawa. It's one of the few burial mounds featuring a square flat base and round top found in Japan. The lower part of the tomb measures nearly 17-meters east by 24-meters west and stands nearly 2-meters high while the upper section is nearly 10-meters in diameter and 2.15-meters high topped with roofing stones. The tomb was constructed in the late 7th century. In 1956 it was designated as a National Historic Site.
  • Momijiya Honten
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Kumagaya-shi Sayada 3247
    A Japanese confectioner which first opened in 1869. The continue to use the same techniques that they used in the Edo period to make well-known traditional Kumagaya sweets. They produce natural, nutritious, additive and artificial-coloring free treats that are popular for their simple nostalgic flavors. Confections they sell include Gokabou, a deluxe Gokabou called Shorai, and Futomaki.
  • Katakura Silk Commemorative Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Kumagaya-shi Hongoku 2-135
    A museum located within the Katakura Industry's cocoon warehouse at their Kumagaya workshop, the last silk factory, which introduce the actual process used to produce the silk reeling machines and raw silk used in the factory and the life inside the factory. Visitors can see the actual machines that were used as well as a memorial gallery and the state of the warehouse as it was when operational. In 2007 it was designated as a site of Heritage of Industrial Modernization.
  • Horiuchi Seika
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Kumagaya-shi Honcho 2-15
    A traditional Japanese confectioner that first opened in 1887. They made and produced the first Gokabou local Saitama sweet then spelled with different kanji characters that promised luck. In addition to the Kumagaya staple, Gokabou Kinako, made with high quality soy beans and mochi rice, and their rich, fragrant, high-quality Gokabou Uguisu, made with valuable green soybeans, they also offer a variety of seasonal treats.
  • Kumagaya
    Transportation
    Saitama Pref
  • Kagohara
    Transportation
    Saitama Pref
  • Ryusenji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Kumagaya-shi Mikajiri
  • Kumagaya Natural Hot Spring Hana Yu Spa Resort
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saitama Kumagaya-shi Kamino 1005
  • Yaoko Kumagaya Butsuryu Center
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Saitama Kumagaya-shi Sendai 703-1
  • Roadside Station Me Nu Ma
    Transportation
    Saitama Kumagaya-shi Yatogo 720
  • Menuma Hijiri Amayama
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Kumagaya-shi Menuma 1511
  • Mandai Book Store Kumagaya
    Saitama Kumagaya-shi Koizuka 642-1
  • ofuro cafe bivouac
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saitama Pref. Kumagayashi Kubojima Kitaura 939
  • Yagihashi Department Store
    Shopping
    Saitama Kumagaya-shi Nakacho 74

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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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