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  • Mitsumine-jinja Shrine
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    17 Reviews
    Shrine
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Mitsumine 298-1

    寺伝によると、736年に光明皇后は諸国の霊山に観音を祀られ、祈願されたそうです。三峯神社にも別殿を造立し、観音像を安置されたのが小教院の始まりとされています。改修され、三峯神社境内にあるアンティーク喫茶店として憩いのひとときを提供してくれます。三峯山の岩清水を使ったコーヒーが人気です。

  • Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
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    4.0
    323 Reviews
    Shrine
    Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Miyashitamachi 2-11

    This shrine is about 10 min walk from the old town of Kawagoe. It features a very relaxing atmosphere and has many places to take nice pictures. If you wear yukata, the pictures will turn out to be...

  • Tobu Zoo
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    178 Reviews
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    Saitama Pref. Minamisaitamagunmiyashiromachi Suka 110

    My wife and my two toddlers went to Tobu Zoo in June of this year. It is close to Tobu line so is convenient to get to if you are in Saitama. The Zoo is very big with half of it being a amusement...

  • Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa-jinja Shrine
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    420 Reviews
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    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Omiya-ku Takahanachou 1-407

    In the midst of a concrete Omiya, embarking on the 2km, tranquil tree-lined route towards Hikawa Shrine was truly a lovely journey of peace and reflection. And in autumn in late Nov, the tree colors...

  • Chichibu-jinja Shrine
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    255 Reviews
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Bambamachi 1-3

    A day of visiting many temples for a run of good fortune. A place where the first japan coin was made.

Saitama Main Areas

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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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