Traditional Kawagoe town street in Saitama, Japan

Saitama Travel Guide

Saitama Prefecture | Travel Guide

To the locals, Saitama is especially known for the large number of commuters who live in sleepy towns and take the train to Tokyo every day to work. Saitama doesn’t always receive enough love as a tourist destination, but don’t be fooled, as there are some very nice day trips from Tokyo, such as to Kawagoe, that you can take to Saitama. Read this travel guide for more tips.

Kawagoe is a town that has retained an original Edoesque style, which makes it a great destination for nice pictures and some traditional foods and activities. Chichibu is a quirky town with some amazing natural vistas. There are enough reasons to pay this area a visit!