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!
Chichibu, Saitama prefecture
What fun activities can you do in Chichibu in Saitama? This pretty small mountain town has a lot more to offer than you would initially think!
Omiya Bonsai Village
Omiya's main attraction is the Omiya Bonsai Village, one of the best places in Japan to get an in-depth insight into the art of aesthetic miniaturization.
In the prefecture of Saitama, there is a special place, an intact village that has remained of the Edo Period (1603-1868). It is called Kawagoe and is one of the most important tourist spots in the prefecture.
Kumano Shrine in Kawagoe
The particular Kumano Sanctuary has three activities that aims to bring the visitor closer to the gods in a more physical and even fun way.