Saitama, it’s your time to shine, lol! Here are some of my TOP recommended activities / spots in Saitama prefecture (just North of Tokyo)! If you’re looking for unique “day trip from Tokyo” ideas, you should definitely visit our prefecture.
TOP Things to do in Saitama:
Recommended Saitama travel activities:
☑️ KAWAGOE area: explore Koedo (“Little Edo” town), eat cute desserts & street food, collect the Saitama Coke bottle, rent a Yukawa / Kimono (@yuzuya_kawagoe)
☑️ Spend a day at a Showa style retro onsen, Tamagawa onsen!
☑️ Visit the Railway Museum in Omiya. Buy train merch too!
☑️ Spend a day at Seibuen Yuenchi / Amusement Park (they have many photo spots!)
☑️ Visit Hanno for the Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest & Moomin Valley Park
☑️ Ride the Steam Locomotive Paleo Express from Kumagaya to Chichibu for the incredible scenic views
☑️ Join the FREE Glicopia East (Pocky) factory tour and take home tour goodies!
☑️ Dine at the Sylvanian Families Restaurant (AEON Lake Town Koshigaya)
☑️ Meet Crayon Shin-chan in his hometown (Kasukabe)
☑️ See the rice paddy art at Kodai Hasu no Sato in Gyoda (Note: The paddy art is not available during the entire year. My photos were taken last July 2021. It’s best to visit during Japan summertime.)
. . . and MORE! Part 2 coming soon~
P.S. Before going, please always check the official websites if online / prior reservation is required.
What do you think? TRY or PASS? 🤔 Let me know below! ⬇️