Saitama

Travel Guide
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Explore glorious parks, attend a J-League soccer match, watch a J-pop concert in this busy commuter city and find museums dedicated to bonsai, manga and trains.

Created from the merger of three cities, Saitama is an exciting city that is perfectly situated for a daytrip from Tokyo. Enjoy the city’s parks, museums, family-friendly entertainment attractions and delicious cuisine. Saitama is the capital of Saitama prefecture. Venture deeper to discover a region teeming with ancient shrines and outdoor adventures amid multicolored landscapes. 

The 168-acre (68-hectare) Omiya Park, famous for its cherry blossom trees and red pine forest, is a great place to start. Visit the 2,000-year-old Hikawa Shrine and meet varied wildlife at the free Omiya Park Zoo. Get active at the sports fields of riverside Akigase Park and swim at the summer pool of Shirakobatosuijo Park. Yono Park dazzles with its cherry blossoms and roses.

Delve into the evolution of Japan’s railroads via interactive exhibits at the Railway Museum. Learn about manga comics at the Saitama Manga Museum. Saitama Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore showcases the city’s artists, cultures and lifestyles. The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum and Omiya Bonsai Village provide an excellent introduction to the art of bonsai tree cultivation.

If you are in the mood for shopping, the AEON LakeTown mall offers national and international fashion labels such as Uniqlo and Zara. Cocoon City has additional global retails and a cinema. Join 37,000 adoring fans at the Saitama Super Arena for performances by popular J-pop bands. Paint your face red for a Urawa Red Diamonds soccer match at Saitama Stadium.

Like everywhere in Japan, the people of Saitama take their cuisine seriously. Sample unagi kabayaki (grilled eel), which originated on the rivers and swamps of the Urawa Ward during the Edo era. The Iwatsuki Ward is the birthplace of tofu ramen.

Trains depart regularly for the 25-minute journey from Tokyo Station to Saitama’s Omiya Station. Use the city as a base for touring fascinating sights, such as the Chichibu Kannon Pilgrimage, Kita-in Temple and Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks in Saitama prefecture.

Where to stay in Saitama

Toyoko Inn Saitama Shintoshin
Toyoko Inn Saitama Shintoshin
3 out of 5
4-262-1, Kishiki-cho Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama, 330-0843
The price is NT$1,885 per night from Sep 12 to Sep 13
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Saitama. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (430 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
Candeo Hotels Omiya
Candeo Hotels Omiya
3 out of 5
1-401-1 Sakuragi-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama, 330-0854
The price is NT$2,236 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Saitama. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (445 reviews)
"Message through expedia was never seen/replied by the hotel"

Reviewed on 2022/7/9

Candeo Hotels Omiya
Toyoko Inn Omiya-eki Higashi-guchi
Toyoko Inn Omiya-eki Higashi-guchi
3 out of 5
2-29-2 Miyacho, Saitama, Saitama, 330-0802
The price is NT$1,953 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Saitama. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Saitama Super Arena and Saitama Stadium 2002 are ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (129 reviews)
"Very clean and close to Omiya Station, there are a lot of restaurants are available near by this hotel"

Reviewed on 2022/1/11

Toyoko Inn Omiya-eki Higashi-guchi
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.
Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
3.5 out of 5
1-28-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 160-0022
The price is NT$1,754 per night from Aug 31 to Sep 1
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,240 reviews)
"Staffs were extremely helpful and accommodating rooms etc. great location, close to subway and shopping and very safe and convenient location."

Reviewed on 2022/8/2

Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Mimaru Tokyo Shinjuku West
Mimaru Tokyo Shinjuku West
3 out of 5
3-3-11 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo, 160-0023
The price is NT$3,836 per night from Sep 13 to Sep 14
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and a kitchen. Popular attractions Meiji Jingu Shrine and Shinjuku ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (23 reviews)
とても満足です
"とても綺麗で過ごしやすかったです。 食器なども完備されていてとても助かりました。 また伺わせて頂きます!"

Reviewed on 2022/1/4

Mimaru Tokyo Shinjuku West
KOKO HOTEL Residence Asakusa Tawaramachi
KOKO HOTEL Residence Asakusa Tawaramachi
3.5 out of 5
2-8- Kotobuki, Tokyo, Tokyo, 111-0042
The price is NT$1,964 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 25
Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Tokyo Sky Tree and Sensō-ji Temple are located nearby. Discover genuine guest ...
KOKO HOTEL Residence Asakusa Tawaramachi
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.

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