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Saitama Super Arena
Vacation Travel Guide

Saitama Super Arena which includes modern architecture, street scenes and a city
Just a short ride north of the city’s downtown, Tokyo’s premier entertainment and sports venue is one of the world’s largest indoor arenas.

It’s hard to think of a sport or genre of music or performance that hasn’t been presented at the Saitama Super Arena. Large enough to accommodate American football, it holds regular martial arts competitions as well as hosting some of Asia’s and the world’s biggest names. Tokyo architecture firm Nikken Sekkei designed the arena. It serves as the basketball venue for the 2020 Olympics. Get tickets to a concert or a competition and come to Saitama for a taste of real Japanese fan culture.

Exit the train and follow people crossing the street from the train station to the arena, which glows in bright colors when events are on. Pass through the gates and head to the ticketed seats. Hope for luck, because Japanese concerts generally do not allow seat selection. Instead people are randomly assigned throughout the venue. If the excitement is too much, drop kids off at the on-site daycare and have a snack and a drink without a care in the world.

Feel the enormous space explode with excitement as the performance or game starts. Let yourself be carried away by the intoxicating feeling. After the event, stay around at nearby Keyaki Hiroba, whose second-floor courtyard buzzes with activity and a party atmosphere. No matter what happened during the event, you’re sure to find someone who wants to talk about it.

Saitama Super Arena is in the heart of Saitama, about a 1-hour drive northwest of downtown Tokyo. Walk to the closest subway station, Saitama Shintoshin Station, in a few minutes for connections to various parts of the city. Walk from Kitayono Station in 10 minutes. Take a shuttle from Haneda or Narita Airport to Saitama-Shintoshin station in about 90 minutes. Metered parking is available beneath the arena and Keyaki Hiroba next door, though spaces fill quickly on event days. 

Reserve a spot for one of the occasional special tours of the structure. Childcare services also require a reservation. Purchase tickets online, as they cannot always be purchased the day of an event.

Just a short ride north of the city’s downtown, Tokyo’s premier entertainment and sports venue is one of the world’s largest indoor arenas.

It’s hard to think of a sport or genre of music or performance that hasn’t been presented at the Saitama Super Arena. Large enough to accommodate American football, it holds regular martial arts competitions as well as hosting some of Asia’s and the world’s biggest names. Tokyo architecture firm Nikken Sekkei designed the arena. It serves as the basketball venue for the 2020 Olympics. Get tickets to a concert or a competition and come to Saitama for a taste of real Japanese fan culture.

Exit the train and follow people crossing the street from the train station to the arena, which glows in bright colors when events are on. Pass through the gates and head to the ticketed seats. Hope for luck, because Japanese concerts generally do not allow seat selection. Instead people are randomly assigned throughout the venue. If the excitement is too much, drop kids off at the on-site daycare and have a snack and a drink without a care in the world.

Feel the enormous space explode with excitement as the performance or game starts. Let yourself be carried away by the intoxicating feeling. After the event, stay around at nearby Keyaki Hiroba, whose second-floor courtyard buzzes with activity and a party atmosphere. No matter what happened during the event, you’re sure to find someone who wants to talk about it.

Saitama Super Arena is in the heart of Saitama, about a 1-hour drive northwest of downtown Tokyo. Walk to the closest subway station, Saitama Shintoshin Station, in a few minutes for connections to various parts of the city. Walk from Kitayono Station in 10 minutes. Take a shuttle from Haneda or Narita Airport to Saitama-Shintoshin station in about 90 minutes. Metered parking is available beneath the arena and Keyaki Hiroba next door, though spaces fill quickly on event days.

Reserve a spot for one of the occasional special tours of the structure. Childcare services also require a reservation. Purchase tickets online, as they cannot always be purchased the day of an event.

Top Hotels Close to Saitama Super Arena

Toyoko Inn Saitama Shintoshin
Toyoko Inn Saitama Shintoshin
3 out of 5
4-262-1, Kishiki-cho Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama
The price is NT$2,112 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 29
Located in Omiya, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Saitama Super Arena, Hikawa Shrine, and Omiya Park. Railway Museum and Omiya Bonsai Art Museum are also ...
4/5Very Good! (306 reviews)
Great staff and good room
"The staff is very friendly, the breakfast tastes great, the bed is a little hard but it's comfortable, the television is good and easy to use. Night is a little cold in winter if you don't use the air conditioner but it's not a big deal"

Reviewed on 2020/3/6

Toyoko Inn Saitama Shintoshin
APA HOTEL SAITAMA SHINTOSHIN EKI-KITA
APA HOTEL SAITAMA SHINTOSHIN EKI-KITA
3 out of 5
2-72 Kishikicho Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama-ken
Located in Omiya, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Saitama Super Arena and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Omiya Park. Hikawa Shrine and Nack5 Stadium Omiya are also ...
3.9/5Very Good! (223 reviews)
"Quick and easy check in, friendly staff, clean rooms"

Reviewed on 2020/12/23

APA HOTEL SAITAMA SHINTOSHIN EKI-KITA
Hotel Metropolitan Saitama-Shintoshin
Hotel Metropolitan Saitama-Shintoshin
3.5 out of 5
11-1 Shintoshin, Chuo-ku, Saitama, Saitama
The price is NT$2,611 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 29
Located in Shintoshin, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Saitama Super Arena and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Omiya Park. Hikawa Shrine and Nack5 Stadium Omiya are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (203 reviews)
"better to give us complimentary 2 water bottle, not the 1."

Reviewed on 2021/2/20

Hotel Metropolitan Saitama-Shintoshin
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Best Lodging Options Near Saitama Super Arena

Toyoko Inn Saitama Shintoshin
Toyoko Inn Saitama Shintoshin
3 out of 5
4-262-1, Kishiki-cho Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama
The price is NT$2,112 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 29
Toyoko Inn Saitama Shintoshin
APA HOTEL SAITAMA SHINTOSHIN EKI-KITA
APA HOTEL SAITAMA SHINTOSHIN EKI-KITA
3 out of 5
2-72 Kishikicho Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama-ken
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Hotel Metropolitan Saitama-Shintoshin
Hotel Metropolitan Saitama-Shintoshin
3.5 out of 5
11-1 Shintoshin, Chuo-ku, Saitama, Saitama
The price is NT$2,611 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 29
Hotel Metropolitan Saitama-Shintoshin
Candeo Hotels Omiya
Candeo Hotels Omiya
3 out of 5
1-401-1 Sakuragi-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama
The price is NT$2,498 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
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Hotel Brillante Musashino
Hotel Brillante Musashino
3 out of 5
Chuo-ku Shintoshin 2-2, Saitama, Saitama
Hotel Brillante Musashino
Rafre Saitama
Rafre Saitama
3 out of 5
3-2 Shintoshin Chuo-ku Saitama-shi, Saitama, Saitama-ken
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Hotel Let's Adult Only
Hotel Let's Adult Only
1-114, Nakacho, Saitama, Saitama (prefecture)
Hotel Let's Adult Only
REF Omiya by VESSEL HOTELS
REF Omiya by VESSEL HOTELS
3 out of 5
2-116-6 Daimoncho, Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama
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eeGee STAY Omiya
eeGee STAY Omiya
2.5 out of 5
1-83 Miya-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama
eeGee STAY Omiya
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.