Kawagoe Little Edo (Kawagoe City)
Kawagoe Little Edo (Kawagoe City)
30 minutes from the city center. You can experience the retro townscape of Koedo Kawagoe.
Kumagaya Fan Festival(Kumagaya City)
Kumagaya Fan Festival(Kumagaya City)
The festival of Yasaka Shrine is held in Kumagaya City for three days from July 20th to 22nd every year.
Nagatoro Line Boat Ride (Nagatoro)
Nagatoro Line Boat Ride (Nagatoro)
Chichibu Nagatoro is designated as a special natural monument of Japan.
Omiya Bonsai Museum (Saitama City)
Omiya Bonsai Museum (Saitama City)
Exhibit world-class bonsai masterpieces, bonsai-related artworks, historical and folklore materials, etc.
Provided by: Omiya Bonsai Museum
Gyoda Ninja Castle (Gyoda City)
Gyoda Ninja Castle (Gyoda City)
Oshi Castle is one of the seven famous castles of the Kanto region.

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Saitama A little trip in.

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Recommended activity experience

[Saitama / Gyoda] Experience flower cleaning at Oshijo! You can make it with your favorite flowers ♪ English guide is also OK ◎

Gyoda Hospitality Tourism Bureau
Gyoda, Kumagaya, Honjo
8,000 Yen~ (tax included)

This is a plan that allows you to experience making "Flower Chozumizu" at Oshijo, which has been used as a setting for novels and movies♪ You can make it with your favorite flowers! You can take a commemorative photo with your own work! Let's enjoy together a valuable experience that can only be done here! For customers from foreign countries, an English-speaking guide will accompany you. [What is Hanachōzu? 】Before worshiping, cleanse your hands and mouth.

[Saitama] English available! Sky drinks and snacks included! Full-fledged free flight experience in a hot air balloon up to 1000m!

Winning Balloon Club
Kasukabe and Kuki
39,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.6
  • (14 reviews/testimonials)

We will guide you to the world with a maximum altitude of 1000m with a full-fledged free flight experience. Let's create an original experience together with many options, such as romantic with your loved ones, making memories with friends and family. In the free flight experience, you will receive a "logbook with boarding certificate" as a gift! Furthermore, the first flight of the balloon tradition following the authentic

[Saitama/ Sayama] Tea picking experience-with Sayama tea drink gift

Miyanoen Co., Ltd.
Kawagoe and Tokorozawa
1,000 Yen~ (tax included)

You can enjoy the extraordinary in nature in the countryside. Sayama tea, one of Japan's three major tea-producing areas closest to Tokyo, here is a tea garden full of smiles. Why don't you take a leisurely tea picking while receiving a lecture at the tea plantation? It's a little inconvenient because it's a little far from the station, but Sayama tea will make your heart and body beautiful. With your family, friends, or by yourself

[Saitama Chichibu] First SUP! Challenge in a photogenic and beautiful lake!

Canoe Village Nagatoro
Chichibu and Nagatoro
6,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.8
  • (35 reviews and testimonials)

Various SUP tours will be held from this season at Canoe Village Nagatoro. "Lake SUP Cruising" for beginners who enjoy relaxing while cruising the lake.

[Saitama/Kawagoe] Soba making experience made by grinding from powder-Learn fun and eat deliciously! (Can be taken home)

Aina Chaya
Kawagoe and Tokorozawa
3,200 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 5.0
  • (5 reviews and testimonials)

This plan is a soba-making plan where you can experience grinding buckwheat with a stone mill to make powder. In a green environment with a spacious park nearby, you can experience making soba noodles while feeling the comfortable nature. It takes about 3 hours.

[Saitama / Hanno] Scandinavian experience in Hanno full of nature surrounded by forests and rivers-Glamping accommodation (1 night, 2 meals, night sauna included)

Nolla naguri
Hanno
30,000 Yen~ (tax included)

It is a plan where you can enjoy glamping for 1 night and 2 days at Nora Naguri, which is about 40 minutes by express from Ikebukuro Station and 45 minutes by bus from Hanno Station. Up to 4 people can stay in one tent, so you can enjoy it as a couple, as a family, or as a group. Enjoy Nora Naguri's original Scandinavian BBQ and a night sauna exclusively for hotel guests.

[Saitama / Saitama] Let's make one original bonsai in the world ♪ Kajuaru bonsai making experience

Maruzono/Bestwork Co., Ltd.
Saitama/Kawaguchi
4,400 Yen~ (tax included)

A fragrant bonsai that anyone can enjoy casually ♪ Opportunities (products/experiences) for enjoying life with bonsai by narrowing down to tree species, sizes, and tailoring that are relatively easy to care for on a daily basis. It offers. "Kajuaru Bonsai Making Experience" is held in Midori Ward, Saitama City. Please join us! ~ Flow of experience ~ (1) Combination of seedlings and pots

Recommended sightseeing spots

Charm of Saitama Prefecture

Saitama Prefecture has good access from the city center, and there are many sightseeing spots that can be enjoyed in a short time with a high degree of experience on a day trip. It is full of various charms, from standard sightseeing spots for tourists, such as "Koedo Kawagoe" where the vestiges of the Edo period remain, and "Moominvalley Park", a theme park of Moomin, to tourist spots that are still unknown. How about enjoying a trip in Saitama Prefecture during your stay in Tokyo?

Recommended spots by area

Kawagoe storehouse townscape image

Streetscape of Kawagoe Kurazukuri

Kawagoe City

Kawagoe is attracting attention from both inside and outside Japan for its historic townscape that retains the atmosphere of Edo about 400 years ago. In the center of the city, there is the Toki no Kane, which has been telling people the time for over 400 years, and has become a symbol of Koedo Kawagoe. In addition, the kurazukuri townscape has been selected as an “Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings” by the country. The retro townscape is packed with cute cafes and shops where you can enjoy delicious meals, and it is still a popular sightseeing spot as the center of sightseeing in the western area.

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Images of Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Kawagoe City

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is a historic shrine that is said to have been built about 1,500 years ago. It is also famous as a beautiful Instagram-worthy spot where many seasonal events and Shinto rituals are held, such as the summer "Tanabata Festival" and "marriage wind chimes" and the fall "Kawagoe Festival".

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Kawagoe: The Charm of the Western Area

This area is the center of Saitama sightseeing, representing Kawagoe's "historic townscape", "Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine" and "metsa village"! You can enjoy the scenery of each season, such as the cherry blossoms of the Shingashi River that flows through Kawagoe in spring and Kinchakuda Manjushage Park in autumn. There are many popular activities such as picking strawberries and grapes, riding a rickshaw wearing a kimono, picking tea leaves, and enjoying hot springs! It's a fascinating area where you can discover new things no matter how many times you visit!

Images of Saitama City Omiya Bonsai Museum

Saitama City Omiya Bonsai Museum

Saitama City

In Saitama City, there is the Omiya Bonsai Village, where bonsai gardens have gathered since ancient times, and the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, the world's first public art museum specializing in bonsai, is located in the surrounding area. In order to spread the culture of bonsai widely at the museum, you can enjoy not only bonsai but also various displays such as bonsai and paintings depicting bonsai. It is a spot where you can feel the charm of bonsai from beginners to bonsai experts.

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railway museum

Saitama City

The Railway Museum was built as a major project commemorating the 20th anniversary of the founding of JR East. The museum is divided into 5 stations: trains, history, work, science, and the future. It is an attractive facility for railway fans, as it offers various experiences such as driving simulations as well as learning about railways.

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Omiya: Charm of the Central Area

It is the central area of Saitama economy that has developed as a big city with major railways such as Omiya Station and Urawa Station. Access from the city center is outstanding, and it is attracting more and more attention, such as appearing in the ranking of the city where you want to live. In the central area, which is convenient from the city center, there are plenty of cultural experiences such as "pottery experience" and "soba making experience", so one day is not enough to have fun! There are plenty of lodging facilities in the area, making it a convenient base for those who can't get enough out of the area for one day, or for sightseeing in Saitama such as Kawagoe.

Chichibu Festival Hall images

Chichibu Festival Hall

Chichibu City

A facility related to the Chichibu Festival, the most exciting event of the year in Chichibu. There is also a projection mapping and 3D theater in the hall, so you can really enjoy the bustle of the festival day.

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Images of Nagatoro Iwadatami

Nagatoro Iwadatami

Nagatoro Town, Chichibu County

It is recommended to enjoy the rock pavement of Chichibu Nagatoro designated as a special natural monument of the country slowly! There are plenty of activities that children and adults can enjoy, and you can experience nature in each season, such as cherry blossoms in spring, autumn leaves in autumn, and kotatsu boats in winter.

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Charm of Chichibu and Nagatoro area

The center of outdoor activities in Saitama! Many people visit because it is easy to access from the city center. Nagatoro Valley is designated as a national scenic spot and a natural monument, and is a spot where you can feel the wonderful nature that you cannot imagine being in the suburbs of Tokyo. You can enjoy various activities such as rafting, canoeing, boating, and SUP in an area where river activities are popular. There is also a hot spring, so it is a recommended plan to stay overnight in the hot spring after the activity experience!

Images of Menuma Shotenzan

Menuma Shotenzan

Kumagaya City

Menuma Shotenzan is known as one of Japan's three major holy heavens, and is said to have the benefit of connecting all kinds of good relationships, such as family safety and academic progress. Kangi-in Seitendo, the main hall of Menuma Shotenzan, has been designated as a National Treasure due to its high level of carving technology and being the pinnacle of modern decorative architecture.

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Images of Lake Tamagoyodo

Tamagoyodo Lake

Yorii Town

Lake Tamayodo is an artificial lake created by a dam built on the Arakawa River. You can experience water activities such as canoeing and rafting in the lake, which is rich in nature with highly transparent water and surrounded by forests. Autumn is also known as a famous place for autumn leaves, and you can enjoy the nature of each season.

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Kumagaya: Charm of the Northern Area

Kumagaya is the economic center of the northern area of the prefecture, Fukaya is one of the prefecture's leading agricultural areas and is famous for its ``Fukaya green onion'', and Yorii has a history of prospering as a castle town. In the northern area of the prefecture, you can enjoy nature in all four seasons. The northern area of the prefecture, which is rich in nature, is also famous as an agricultural area that makes use of the bloated land where the Tone River, Arakawa River, and Oyama River flow. The recommended activity in the northern area of the prefecture, which is blessed with rich soil, is fruit picking! The fruits grown by many fruit farmers according to each season are exquisite!

Images of Oshi Castle Ruins and Gyoda City Folk Museum

Oshi Castle Ruins and Gyoda City Folk Museum

Gyoda City

Oshi Castle, which is counted as one of the seven famous castles in the Kanto region, was built around 1460 and has the nickname "Floating Castle" because it survived the flood attack. It is a famous castle that has been used as a model in Japanese movies. It is now one of the 100 most famous castles in Japan. The facility consists of "Oshijo Gosankai Yagura" and a local museum, and you can see the city from the top floor.

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Images of the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel

Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel

Kasukabe City

The “Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel” is attracting attention as a slightly special experience. Many people visit the tour that started to let them know the role as a flood control facility. It is called an underground shrine, and the magnificent scenery inside is a masterpiece, as well as studying its role as a flood control facility!

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Kasukabe: Charm of the Eastern Area

The eastern area, where Kasukabe City, the setting of Crayon Shin-chan, is located, has a lot to offer! There is a lot of scenery that adults can enjoy with a deep history such as "Oshi Castle Ruins" and "Oku no Hosomichi Scenic Area". There are many scenic spots for flowers, and you can see the scenery of the cherry blossoms and rape blossoms of "Gongendo Park", and you can also enjoy the much-talked-about rice field art. The recommended activities in the eastern area, which is rich in history and rich in nature, are the “indigo dyeing experience” and the “harvesting experience”. The “Aizome” experience at a long-established store with a history of 160 years will also be an original souvenir and will surely become a special memory. In the "harvest experience", you can harvest various kinds of crops such as strawberries, blueberries, and corn.

Recommended areas in Saitama Prefecture
Model route introduction

~Gyoda, a town connecting dreams from ancient times to the future~

[About 90 minutes by train from Tokyo Station]
Gyoda Hana Temizu is a hot topic right now! The flower art is Instagrammable.

●Hana Temizu event period: It is held for a limited time from the 1st to the 14th of each month (from the 15th to the last day of November and January).
Click here for the official website of "Gyoda Hana Temizu Week"
Images of Gyoda Hana Chozumizu

Very popular for flower art! Experience the much-talked-about flower hand-watering art in Gyoda.
We also recommend walking around town wearing a kimono with a floral design.
This time, we will introduce a one-day model course in Gyoda.

Click here for the flower chozumizu map (Japanese only) You can make a reservation for the Gyoda Hana Temizu experience here.
8:30 Tokyo Station

JR Takasaki Line Direct Ueno-Tokyo Line bound for Takasaki, Kagohara, Maebashi from Tokyo Station to JR Kumagaya Station, about 70 minutes.
About 15 minutes to Gyoda-shi Station on the Chichibu Railway bound for Hanyu.

10:00 Chichibu Railway "Gyoda Station"

Walk to kimono rental "Fujiya": about 5 minutes

10:10 Kimono rental "Fujiya" ◎Flower water photo spot

It is also possible to rent a kimono with a floral pattern. Stroll around the town of Gyoda wearing a kimono.

Image of Kimono rental "Fujiya"

Kimono rental "Fujiya"

20-14 Gyoda, Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture

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10:50 Gyoda Hachiman Shrine ◎Flower water photo spot

There are 6 flower wash basins in the precincts. As a god of sealing, there are also benefits such as "sealing blur" and "sealing cancer".
On foot from kimono rental "Fujiya": about 5 minutes

Images of Gyoda Hachiman Shrine

Gyoda Hachiman Shrine

16-23 Gyoda, Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture

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11:45 Oshi Castle Ruins ◎Flower water photo spot

Oshi Castle, one of the 7 famous castles in the Kanto region, also has hanachozu. You can take pictures of the castle and the beautiful Japanese scenery of the flower chozubachi.
Walk from "Gyoda Hachiman Shrine": about 15 minutes

Images of Oshi Castle Ruins

Oshi Castle Ruins

17 Honmaru, Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture

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12:40 Kimono rental "Fujiya"

Kimono return
Walk from "Oshi Castle Ruins": about 10 minutes

13:20 Hanging out ♪ Gyoda ◎Flower water photo spot

A tourist shop where you can find all kinds of special products of Gyoda. How about a konpeito candy from Hanatemizu as a souvenir?
On foot from kimono rental "Fujiya": about 5 minutes

Gyoda's images

Hanging out ♪ Gyoda

2-1-8 Shinobu, Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture

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13:40 Gyoda City local gourmet lunch

In Gyoda, we recommend the latest gourmet "Ancient rice curry" and lunch at a stylish cafe in a renovated old house.

Image of ancient tea horse

Tea horse ancient road

7-6 Chuo, Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture

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Images of Cafe Gallery Takazawa Memorial Hall

Cafe Gallery Takazawa Memorial Hall

3-5-41 Nagano, Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture

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cafe koi images

cafe quiet

7-3 Gyoda, Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture

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Ando (soba)

3-13 Temma, Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture

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15:00 Chichibu Railway "Gyoda Station"

Walk from "Buratto ♪ Gyoda": about 5 minutes

16:30 To Tokyo

[This is also recommended! Gyoda can also be enjoyed at night]

Once a month, the flower chozubachi is lit up at night. The fantastic illumination at night is a particular highlight.
Click here for the Gyoda Hana Temizu week calendar
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