Top 32 Things To Do In Saitama, Japan

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A major city located half an hour away from Tokyo, Saitama is a residential area, where most of its locals commute to Tokyo for work. The city is famous for the production and promotion of Bonsai, which is a miniature version of a plant placed in a pot. Though Saitama is not known as an important tourist destination, this area has many things to offer, such as vibrant local cuisine, fascinating museums, natural wonders, and more. You’ll also be spoilt for accommodation options. There are Airbnb vacation rentals for those looking for stays with a familiar homey ambiance and hotels to cater to those inclined to traditional lodging. In case you’re still wondering about the activities and attractions you can see and try here, read on, and discover our list of the top things to do in Saitama, Japan.

1. Visit Pocky Factory

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A must-do in Saitama is to visit the Pocky Factory, where you can see how one of Japan’s most popular snacks is made. The factory offers a guided tour that takes you through the entire process of making Pocky, from mixing ingredients to packaging the finished product. You can also try your hand at decorating your own Pocky sticks with different toppings and flavors.

In addition to the factory tour, there is also a Pocky-themed gift shop where you can purchase various Pocky products and other Japanese snacks and souvenirs. This is an excellent activity for families and anyone who loves trying new foods and learning about the production process behind them. The Pocky Factory is easily accessible by train from Tokyo and is a must-visit spot for any foodie or candy lover traveling to Japan.

Glico Pia East Factory

Address: 9-55 Nakamaru, Kitamoto, Saitama Prefecture, 〒364-0013

Website: Dummy attraction

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2. Explore the fairyland of Tove Jansson Akebono Children's Forest Park

Inspired by the comic book series Moomin, Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest Park was named after the Finnish illustrator, Tove Jansson. It is a fairytale-like children’s park that looks different every season. Upon entering, you will be welcomed by cute “Mushroom Houses,” and you’ll also encounter here the “the House of the Forest,” which is after the Moomin’s picture book. The park, just like what the original creator of Moomin, aims to encourage creativity through playing with and in nature. Bring your children here and let them wander freely around the park.

Tove Jansson Akebono Children's Forest Park

Address: 893番地の1 Azu, Hanno, Saitama 357-0046, Japan

Website: Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest Park

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 9am - 5pm; Sat - Sun: 9am - 9pm (closed on Mon)

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3. Enjoy interactive aircraft exhibits at Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park

Enjoy interactive aircraft exhibits at Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park
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A great place to visit in Saitama with your kids, Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park is a recreational park where your children can engage in active play. It features many playgrounds that are suitable for kids of all ages, even for little girls and boys. As a sample, the park has a sandpit zone and a wooden athletic area.

Also, you’ll find here the Tokorozawa Aviation Museum, which features numerous exhibits about planes, staff in stewardess and pilot costumes, simulators, as well as interactive activities, like crafting and operating a model plane. Moreover, this place has enough amenities and facilities to keep you occupied all afternoon, such as a library, dog park, cafés, restaurants, cultural center, sports courts, and more.

Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park

Address: 1-13 Namiki, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-0042, Japan

Website: Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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4. Browse the quirky shops of Johnson Town

Browse the quirky shops of Johnson Town
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No, you’re still in Japan – the sight of Johnson Town might confuse you on your whereabouts, for its American suburban setting that features restored buildings from the 1950s. This neighborhood in Saitama Prefecture is close to Iruma Airbase, with which it shares a long history. Today, Johnson Town is a privately-owned neighborhood with a vintage-American theme that contains numerous quirky stores, cute cafes, great restaurants, and antique shops that specialize in American items.

Johnson Town

Address: 1 Chome-6-12 Azumacho, Iruma, Saitama 358-0002, Japan

Website: Johnson Town

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sun)

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5. Feast on gourmet pork specialities at Restaurant Saiboku

Located in a place often referred to as a food theme park with hot spring, Restaurant Saiboku is a must-try food establishment in Saitama for its high-quality meat dishes. It offers gourmet meat specialties which will delight your taste buds, such as tonkatsu, roasted pork, spareribs, and more. It also features a meat shop that sells award-winning meat products like ham and sausage. And, since you’re already in the area, you should also try the Saiboku Cafeteria for its mouthwatering ice creams, and the Saiboku bakery and bring home its pig-shaped bread with chocolate fillings.

Restaurant Saiboku

Address: 546 Shimooyazawa, Hidaka, Saitama 350-1221, Japan

Website: Restaurant Saiboku

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 8pm (closed on Wed)

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6. Admire the ringing bells of Toki no Kane

Catch the ringing bells of Toki no Kane
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Located at the heart of Kawagoe’s Old Town, Toki no Kane Bell Tower is the historic symbol of the city, which is why a trip here wouldn’t be complete without dropping by the place. It was first built during the 1600s and it was rebuilt multiple times since then. The last was due to fire destruction. The bell tower has a unique shape and design and it features three floors. It chimes four times a day, every 6 am, 12 pm, 3 pm, and 6 pm. It was also recognized as “100 Best Sound Sceneries in Japan,” in the year 1996.

Toki no Kane

Address: 15-7 Saiwaicho, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-0063, Japan

Website: Toki no Kane

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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7. Get blessings at the Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Get relationship blessings at the Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
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Are you traveling alone and you wish to find someone special around Japan? If you’re one of those people who are losing hope in finding love, then you have to visit Hikawa Shrine. It is a relationship and matchmaking shrine in Kawagoe that is very popular among romantics. The shrine is said to be 1500 years old and home to five deities, with two sets of deities being a couple. Thus, this makes it a place of worship for marital happiness, peaceful family life, and matchmaking.

Apart from just praying, the shrine also has lots of activities you can do to increase your luck in love, money, and well-being, like going around the two 600-year-old zelkova trees, in the shape of number eight, which is said to give spiritual powers. Another must-buy charm here is the red pencil which is from the Japanese belief of the red string of fate that connects you and your soul mate. According to the shrine, the more you use the pencil, the closer the love of your life gets.

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Address: 2 Chome-11-3 宮下町 Kawagoe, Saitama 350-0052, Japan

Website: Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)

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8. Enjoy candies at Kashiya Yokocho / Candy Alley

Kashiya Yokocho / Candy Alley

Are you craving sweet treats in Saitama? If so, you don’t have to look far, for Kashiya Yokochō, also known as the Candy Alley, is here to save the day. Located adjacent to the Warehouse District, this small shopping street is lined with stores and shops selling traditional Japanese treats like cakes, candies, ice creams, rice crackers, karinto, and more. Also, you’ll find little souvenir shops that offer accessories and small toys that are unique in Japan.

Kashiya Yokocho / Candy Alley

Address: 2 Chome-7 Motomachi, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-0062, Japan

Website: Kashiya Yokocho / Candy Alley

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9. Experience the olden-day Edo at Kawagoe Kita-in Temple

Kawagoe Kita-in Temple
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Visiting Kawagoe Kita-in Temple is like going back in time. It is a Buddhist temple that is well-recognized for its main hall, which is a part of the old and only surviving part of the Edo Castle. One of the rooms here is said to be where Lemitsu was born. The room features a stunning floral ceiling and a collection of general’s armor. Another attraction you can find in the temple is the Gohyaku Rakan statues of the disciple of Buddha. All in all, you can view here 540 Rakan stone statues, each with a unique facial expression. When you visit, don’t forget to observe the rules and regulations of the temple.

Kawagoe Kita-in Temple

Address: 1 Chome-20-1 Kosenbamachi, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-0036, Japan

Website: Kawagoe Kita-in Temple

Opening hours: 9am - 4pm (daily)

Price: 400 JPY or 3.77 USD

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10. Check out the train exhibits at the Railway Museum

An interactive museum, Railway Museum is a place that recounts the history of the railway in Japan through featuring exhibits of old and used train cars and simulators which teach people train operation and railway technology and its development through time. The collections of formerly used train cars are extensive, which include steam and diesel locomotives, passenger and freight cars, as well as retired shinkansen. Apart from the simulators and the exhibits, the museum has other facilities, like a rooftop garden, an eatery, an outdoor jungle gym, a playground for kids, and more.

Railway Museum

Address: Japan, 〒330-0852 Saitama, Omiya Ward, Onaricho, 3 Chome−47

Website: Railway Museum

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)

Price: 1,000 JPY or 9.43 USD

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11. View Japanese contemporary art at Saitama Museum of Modern Art

Located in Kita-Urawa Park is the stunning and modern building of Saitama Museum of Modern Art, also known as MOMAS. It is a museum that features world-renowned artists like Monet and Picasso as well as of big names from the Japanese contemporary art scene. Apart from the permanent exhibits, it also features themed exhibits and offers activities for the community, such as lectures, programs for children, local art exhibits, workshops, and concerts. Additionally, the building itself is an artistic expression with its unique design, natural light, and open spaces.

Saitama Museum of Modern Art

Address: 9 Chome-30-1 Tokiwa, Urawa Ward, Saitama, 330-0061, Japan

Website: Saitama Museum of Modern Art

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 10am - 5:30pm (closed on Mon)

Price: 200 JPY or 1.89 USD

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12. Pick up a rabbit lucky charm at Tsuki Shrine

Pick up a rabbit lucky charm at Tsuki Shrine
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A shrine that is heavily guarded by holy rabbits, Tsuki Shrine is one of the 80,000 shrines you will find in Japan. But what makes it different is it has no Torii gate at the entrance, unlike many other shrines. A lot of people come here for good luck because the name Tsuki is phonetically synonymous with the moon and good luck in Japanese. Known to be envoys to the moon, you’ll find numerous rabbit statues scattered around the shrine. And for more success, you should buy a cute rabbit charm as a souvenir.  

Tsuki Shrine

Address: 3 Chome-17-25 Kishicho, Urawa Ward, Saitama, 330-0064, Japan

Website: Tsuki Shrine

Opening hours: 9am - 4pm (daily)

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13. Visit the play paradise of Tobu Zoo & Amusement Park (from USD 12.55)

Visit the play paradise of Tobu Zoo & Amusement Park

A kid’s paradise, Tobu Zoo & Amusement Park is an attraction in Saitama that is great for the whole family. It has an area of 60 hectares (150 acres), wherein you’ll find an amusement park and a zoo. The amusement park is composed of three parts such as Liberty Land, Pleasure Land, and Heartful Town and Farm. These sections have different features and rides that will make every member of the family happy. The park has roller coasters, a Ferris wheel, a forest adventure, a maze, and more.

The zoo part of the park is another attraction worth visiting for its over 120 different species of animals. Apart from the self-explanatory sections of the zoo, like Cat World, Africa Savanna, and Doggy Village, it also has a  Petting Zoo Forest, where kids and adults can have a close encounters with wildlife. Another exciting section is the penguin attraction, which can be fed at an extra charge.

This zoo is home to more than 1,200 animals, so make sure you spare a lot more time to see and get to know them all.

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14. Discover the underground world of Ryū-Q Kan

Discover the underground world of Ryū-Q Kan
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The world’s largest underground drainage, Ryū-Q Kan is used to protect the city from floods brought about by natural and man-made disasters. It is located inside the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel. Here, you can learn many things about the underground sensory hole, floods, outdoor drainage system, prototypes for the channels and pump equipment, and more. If you want to tour the underground world of Ryu-Q Kan, make sure you book a reservation ahead of time.

Ryū-Q Kan

Address: 720 Kamikanasaki, Kasukabe, Saitama 344-0111, Japan

Website: Ryū-Q Kan

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 9:30am - 4:30pm (closed on Mon)

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15. Admire the gorgeous pink and yellow blooms of Gongendo Tsutsumi

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Japan is famous for its cherry blossoms, and if you’re here to witness nature’s beauty, then you must visit Gongendo Tsutsumi. It is a one-kilometer (0.62 mi) roadway that features 1,000 Yoshino cherry trees that beautifully arch over the place, every March to April. You’ll also discover here an abundance of bright yellow rape blossoms, which contrast with the pale pink color of the cherry blossoms, making a striking image of the place. Though it is most stunning during the said months, the roadway is an all-year-round scenery. Throughout June to July, you’ll see hydrangeas bloom; September to October, it’s the time for red spider lilies to shine; and finally, from January to February, you’ll be enchanted by pretty daffodils.

Gongendo Tsutsumi

Address: 887 3 Uchigouma, Satte, Saitama 340-0103, Japan

Website: Gongendo Tsutsumi

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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16. Savor the desserts at Snow Milk (雪みるく)

Savour shaved ice desserts at Snow Milk
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A famous local eatery, Snow Milk is connected to a vegetable store selling fresh produce, which makes a trip here incomplete without buying homegrown strawberries first. Snow Milk has a cozy ambiance and specializes in shaved ice desserts. But apart from the sweet treats, on good days, you may find here pizza, sandwiches, pasta, and more. Make sure you come in early for there is always a line outside.

Snow Milk (雪みるく)

Address: 6008 菖蒲 菖蒲町 Kuki, Saitama 346-0106, Japan

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 11am - 5pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

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17. Check out the freshwater fish at Saitama Aquarium

Though Saitama Prefecture is not surrounded by a sea, it has rivers that make way for another excellent attraction in the region, the Saitama Aquarium. Unlike other famous aquariums in Japan such as Churaumi Aquarium and Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, which features dolphins and killer whales, Saitama Aquarium stars freshwater fishes. It contains 70 out of the 90 freshwater species that are native to the prefecture. Also, the aquarium has other sections like a Tropical Corner, a Rare Fish Corner, and a Goldfish Corner. But, the most remarkable and impressive of them all is the exhibit that recreates the Arakawa River.

Saitama Aquarium

Address: 751-1 Mitakaya, Hanyu, Saitama 348-0011, Japan

Website: Saitama Aquarium

Opening hours: 9:30am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 1,030 JPY or 9.71 USD

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18. Marvel at the rice paddy art in Gyoda's Kodaihasu-no-sato

Marvel at the rice paddy art of Gyoda's Kodaihasu-no-sato
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A majestic park featuring ancient lotus, Gyoda’s Kodaihasu-no-sato is an underrated tourist destination for sightseeing in Saitama. It has over 42 varieties of lotus including a species considered to have been extinct for over 1,400 years.

But apart from the lotus and cherry blossom, which make the park a sight to behold, the rice field art is another major attraction here. You can fully appreciate the beauty of the rice paddy when you view it from the observation deck, where you can see the whole picture. Additionally, it is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest rice field art.

Gyoda's Kodaihasu-no-sato

Address: 2375-1 Kobari, Gyoda, Saitama 361-0024, Japan

Website: Gyoda’s Kodaihasu-no-sato

Opening hours: 7am - 4:30pm (daily)

Price: 400 JPY or 3.77 USD

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19. Visit Ko Shrine

A little shrine in Konosu, Ko Shrine is a lovely place with a calm atmosphere, perfect for contemplating and praying. The shrine is said to bring luck to people who pray for childbearing and safe delivery. So if you’re one of those people who have done everything but still can’t have a child, then you better try praying for help here. Also, don’t forget to buy amulets for additional good luck.

Ko Shrine

Address: 1-9 Honmiyacho, Konosu, Saitama 365-0076, Japan

Website: Ko Shrine

Opening hours: 6am - 4:30pm (daily)

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20. Indulge in ultra-thick udon at Kuraichi

One of the must-try udon restaurants in Saitama, Kuraichi is a classic Japanese restaurant with all the traditional decors like a lantern from the Kawakiwa Udon. The restaurant features an all wood dining set-up and offers three types of Udon. But aside from the gourmet dishes, they sell dry noodles, so you can also enjoy it at home. Make sure to drop by the place and slurp some of the mouthwatering udon specialties on their menu.


Address: 2-36-24 Higashi, Satte, Saitama Prefecture

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 3pm & 5:30pm - 9pm; Sun: 11:30am - 3pm (closed on Thu)

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21. Visit ancient graves at The Hundred Caves of Yoshimi

Visit ancient graves at The Hundred Caves of Yoshimi
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A historic place in Japan, Hundred Caves of Yoshimi features 219 caves that were believed to be homes of a race of little people. But, it is actually an ancient burial place. Here, you’ll know about how the ancient Japanese prepare for the afterlife. Also, you’ll find here caves that were destroyed and turned to an underground munition’s factory during WWII. And you can explore these tunnels, but make sure you bring a jacket and a flashlight on hand for convenience.

The Hundred Caves of Yoshimi

Address: 327 Kitayoshimi, Yoshimi, Hiki District, Saitama 355-0155, Japan

Website: The Hundred Caves of Yoshimi

Opening hours: 8:30am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 300 JPY or 2.83 USD

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22. Enjoy a slice of Taiwan at Seitenkyū

Enjoy a slice of Taiwan at Seitenkyū
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The largest Taoist temple in Japan, Seitenkyū is a piece of Taiwan culture in the city of Saitama. It has a traditional Chinese and Taiwanese architectural style and it features vibrant colors of red, blue, and yellow, which is a great contrast to the simple Japanese temples. It also has intricate carvings and ornate decors as well as beautiful statues. It was founded by a Kang Kuo-Den, a Taoist priest, as a sign of gratitude for being healed from an incurable disease during hist forties.


Address: 51-1 Tsukagoshi, Sakado, Saitama 350-0209, Japan

Website: Seitenkyū

Opening hours: 10am - 4pm (daily)

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23. Tour Akagi Honjo Senbon Sakura "5S" Factory

Started as a local restaurant, Akagi Nyugyo has grown into a company that makes and sells ice cream and ice confections. Located at Honjo City is its factory, where its products are manufactured. Here, you can learn about the process of production from start to finish, when you join their guided tours and visit the themed plaza. The tour also includes ice cream tasting, so be ready for the outburst of delicious flavors.

Akagi Honjo Senbon Sakura "5S" Factory

Address: 850-10 Kodama, Kodama-Cho, Honjo City

Website: Akagi Honjo Senbon Sakura “5S” Factory

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

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24. Delve into the heart of nature at Ranzan Keikoku

Zen out in the heart of nature at Ranzan Keikoku
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If you’re tired of the usual city life with its long lines and traffic jams, then the best way to relax is to be in nature. In the heart of Ranzan Keikoku, you’ll surely have the peace you’re longing for. The most desirable time to visit is during the autumn season when the Ranzan Valley is at its most beautiful. It features many red-colored trees, a river, and a promenade, which people can walk on. The soothing sound of the river and beautiful scenery are only a few of the reasons to visit.  

Ranzan Keikoku

Address: 2627 Kamagata, 嵐山町 Ranzan, Hiki District, Saitama 355-0225, Japan

Website: Ranzan Keikoku

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25. Admire Saitama's spectacular scenery on the Chichibu Railway

Admire Saitama's spectacular scenery on the Chichibu Railway
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Another way to see beautiful sceneries in Saitama is through the Chichibu Railway. The railway runs a distance of 71.7 kilometers, which is always parallel to the Arakawa River and travels all the way to the Mitsumineguchi to Kumagaya. Although the Arakawa River will not always be within sight, the railway still cuts through the most picturesque mountainous scenery.

Chichibu Railway

Website: Chichibu Railway

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26. Go river rafting along the Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks

Located in a small but charming town of Nagatoro, Iwadatami Rock Formation is one of the most visited attractions here that offers hiking, boating, and extreme watersports. It is known for white-river rafting for its predominantly wild rapids. But, be careful for you might encounter here a Japanese rat snake. Though it is not poisonous, it is large and might scare anyone.

Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks

Address: Nagatoro, Nagatoro-machi, Chichibu-gun 369-1305, Saitama Prefecture

Website: Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks

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27. Breathe in the fresh mountain air at Mitsumine Shrine

Breathe in the fresh mountain air of Mitsumine Shrine
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Located at the summit of the mountain of Mitsumine, Mitsumine Shrine is one of the most beautiful mountain shrines in Japan. Apart from its remarkable beauty and fresh air, the shrine is also known to have mystical energies. It is said to be one of Japan’s most notable power spots that whoever visits the shrine will have good luck in love, fortune, job, and more.

Mitsumine Shrine

Address: 298-1 Mitsumine, Chichibu 369-1902, Saitama Prefecture

Website: Mitsumine Shrine

Opening hours: 12am - 11:59pm (daily)

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28. Stroll through the pink moss fields of Hitsujiyama Park

Stroll through the pink moss fields of Hitsujiyama Park
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Another beautiful tourist destination in Japan, Hitsujiyama Park is popular for its pink moss festival in spring. The park features outdoor activities that will surely be enjoyed by the whole family. But what makes it different from other parks, in the country, is its moss pink flowers field. The field is strategically planted with varieties of pink moss, giving it a beautiful pattern of white, pink, and violet, which make a striking display of colors.

Hitsujiyama Park

Address: 6360 Omiya, Chichibu, Saitama 368-0023, Japan

Website: Hitsujiyama Park

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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29. Pray for good fortune at Hijiri Shrine

Admire historic copper relics at the Hijiri Shrine
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A beautiful mountain shrine located near an old mining site; Wadaro Hijiri Shrine is a place where you worship the god of money. It is believed by local people that whoever prays here will be blessed with good fortune. Also, you can write on a paper all your wishes and hand it in with 1,000 JPY or 9.40 USD, and the priest will pray for your good wealth. Additionally, you’ll find here a small museum that features historical artifacts and old coins.

Hijiri Shrine

Address: 2191 Kuroya, Chichibu, Saitama 368-0001, Japan

Website: Hijiri Shrine

Opening hours: 8:30am - 5pm (daily)

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30. Be captivated at the Chichibu Night Festival

One of the many festivals in Japan; Chichibu Night Festival is known for featuring stunning floats that are adorned with beautiful lanterns, intricate tapestries, and gold-plated wood carvings, which are accompanied by music made by drums and flutes. Apart from the floats, the most awaited event in the festival is its fireworks display that lasts for more than two hours. The festival happens every December 2nd and 3rd and with the main action taking place on the second day.

Chichibu Night Festival

Address: 1-3 Bambamachi, Chichibu 368-0041, Saitama Prefecture

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31. Enjoy matcha and spa services at Ofuro Cafe Utatane (from USD 84)

Enjoy matcha and spa services at Ofuro Cafe Utatane

Ofuro Cafe Utatane is more than just a cafe and spa, it is a myriad of good things. It has an excellent breakfast buffet in the morning and a special lunch and dinner menu, as well as free refills of coffee in the lounge area. If you’re tired from all the temple hopping tours you’ve joined, then dip in their hot indoor bath, which has air jets that soothe aching muscles. Also, you should try their sauna, cool water bath, and an outdoor bath that is rich in minerals from Hakuju Hot spring. And, when you pay extra, you can avail of their special spa services, such as facials, aromatherapy, and massage. Other facilities here include a library, a computer area, a DJ booth, and a dormitory-like room for napping.

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Ofuro Cafe Utatane

Address: Taisei-cho 4-179-3
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32. Explore the Omiya Bonsai Village (from USD 840.0)

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The Omiya Bonsai Village in Saitama, Japan, is a must-visit destination for bonsai enthusiasts. Visitors can stroll through the village and see various bonsai gardens, each featuring unique and intricate miniature trees cultivated for years. The village is home to several bonsai nurseries and a museum, where visitors can learn about the art of bonsai and the history of the village.

One of the highlights of the village is the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, which displays a vast collection of bonsai trees and related art pieces. This is a perfect activity for those who appreciate the beauty and intricacy of bonsai trees and want to learn more about this Japanese art form.

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Come and visit charming Saitama

A place where you can be one with nature and visit many shrines and historical sites, Saitama is a perfect destination for the whole family. If you’ve been contemplating about what to do in Saitama, may you find this list of amazing things to do a handy guide for your next holiday.

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Frequently asked questions about the top things to do in Saitama, Japan

1. What are the top attractions to visit in Saitama?

To make the most of your trip to Saitama, head to attractions for all ages, such as Pocky Factory, Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest Park and Tobu Zoo & Amusement Park. Art lovers can also visit the Railway Museum and Saitama Museum of Modern Art.

2. What are the best activities for kids in Saitama?

So the kids can have the time of their lives in Saitama, let them: i) enjoy active plays in Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park, ii) marvel at stunning seasonal displays at Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest Park, iii) select sweet treats at Kashiya Yokocho/Candy Alley, and iv) meet friendly animals at Tobu Zoo & Amusement Park.

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