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Saitama – Kawagoe MatsuriRead Later
The official name of Kawagoe Matsuri is “Kawagoe Hikawa Matsuri,” and it has a long history of over 360 years. It is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. During the festival, spectacular floats that carry elaborate dolls parade through the streets. The daytime is a great chance to see the ornate detailing on each float up close. At night, enjoy the fantastical atmosphere while watching the floats illuminated with colorful lights.
A Round Trip to Saitama Prefecture’s Gyoda for a Visit to Ravishing Ancient Lotuses, Tumulus Clusters and the Historic Castle in One Day!Read Later
It is only a 1-hour train ride from Tokyo’s Ueno Station on the Takasaki Line (JR East) to Saitama Prefecture’s Gyoda, where ancient lotuses are in full bloom! Besides, there are Saitama Kofun (tumuli, ancient burial mounds) Park and Oshi Castle, which are rarely seen in other cities in Japan. Here is an account of my one-day round trip to Gyoda and I hope it could be helpful to you.
Ofuro Cafe Utatane is a full-service hot spring facility offering overnight stays. Beside taking a bath or sauna and enjoying a meal in the stylish cafe, you can also do your work in a workspace on the premises, or read comics to your heart's content in the lounge. Relaxing in a warm bath is good, but so is spending time chatting with friends in the lounge. There is a variety of ways to enjoy Ofuro Cafe Utatane!
In Saitama Prefecture, there is Tove Jansson Akebono Children's Forest Park. Scattered throughout the park are places where the spirit of Tove Jansson lives on. A fairy-tale writer from Northern Europe, she created the world-famous Moomin character. This park is full of cute buildings and natural spaces for visitors to enjoy.
Saitama City is packed with popular tourist spots, such as Japan’s world-renowned railway museum, Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, and huge shopping centers! This article will introduce a sightseeing plan that will let you enjoy the up-and-coming Saitama City to the fullest, as well as information on accessing the area from Tokyo.
When thinking of tsukemen in Saitama Prefecture, one that is sure to come up is “Noroshi” in Saitama City. Established as an independent shop after its owner trained at “Ore no Sora” in Takadanobaba, Noroshi is one of the most popular restaurants in Saitama Prefecture.
Just how good is it, since it’s been said to have surpassed its origin shop “Ore no Sora”?!
Why not try visiting winter locations in Tokyo’s neighboring Saitama Prefecture’s Chichibu? This area is 3 hours away from Ikebukuro by bus or the Seibu Line. I’ve come to visit the back-country areas of Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture. First off, I stopped to appreciate the artful ice formations!
A total of 48 groups of performers, including “The Flying Dutchman,” “China Acrobatic Art Troupe,” and Tokyo-accredited “Heaven Artists,” will ring in the new year at Saitama Shintoshin with their carefully-polished performances.