5 Classic Cultural Activities in Saitama
Located just north of Tokyo, Saitama Prefecture has preserved beautiful pockets of traditional Japan. While there's much to see, there's just as much that you can try out first-hand!
Rice Field Art—Not a Form of Crop Circle
Although the outer space theme may throw you off, this rice field art was not designed by extraterrestrial beings, but by the residents of Gyoda City in Saitama Prefecture.
6 Incredible Spots for a Run in Japan
These spots in the Japanese countryside will make you want to break out your running shoes!
5 Cool Things to Do in Saitama
From forest adventures to illuminated walls of ice, there's plenty to see and do.
6 Foreigners Making Waves in the Countryside
Most of the subjects of this story didn't see themselves where they are now—but all of them found something incredible in the Japanese countryside, leading each to develop a unique and indelible bond to the local community.
Saitama's Seven Super Snacks
Traveling around Saitama allows any adventurer to enjoy not only a cultural field trip, but also a regional food trip—Saitama's unique munchies are handcrafted by locals, and reflect the area's culinary heritage.
Saitama's Top 5 Foody Souvenirs
After taking in the sights in Saitama, why not bring back some goodies to enjoy at home, or as gifts to your friends and coworkers?
8 Incredible Snow Scenes in Japan
Here's a selection of places that are beautiful in the warm weather, but in the winter, that beauty is multiplied!
Awesome New Year's Paddles from Saitama
These may be the best "hanetsuki" paddles of all time!
Exploring 'Little Edo'
Kawagoe, also known by its nickname "Little Edo," is one of Saitama Prefecture's most famous sightseeing spots.
Let them Eat Barbapapa Cake
Although you won't find any of the cotton candy that Barbapapa is named after, this café will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth!
Rivers & Shaved Ice in Nagatoro, Saitama
Nagatoro in Saitama Prefecture is a lovely place surrounded by the nature of the Chichibuchi region. The natural scenery of mountains and rivers is beautiful, and the somehow wistful site of the mountain villages is relaxing.
An Algorithmic House in Saitama
This beautiful house looks like a maze!
Japan's 4 Scariest Themed Restaurants
While Halloween may be the perfect time to visit, these four frightening themed restaurants are ready to meet your horror needs all year around.
6 Awesome Things to See & Do in Chichibu
Chichibu is located in western Saitama, just 90 minutes from central Tokyo. A popular tourist destination full of temples and shrines, it's known as a spot for delicious food and sightseeing.
A Primer on Christmas in Japan
From KFC and Christmas cakes to illumination and impending 'o-shogatsu,' YouTuber Mimei will walk you through the keys to the season.
Top 6 Flower Spots in Saitama
Saitama is one of the best spots in Japan to experience the nation's stunning flower parks and botanical gardens.
8 Ways to Learn Japanese for (Almost) Free!
Learning Japanese can be easy, fun, and nearly free if you're ready to take on the challenge of getting more locally immersed!
Eat Your Way Through Chichibu
Join Texan in Tokyo on a culinary adventure through the Japanese countryside town of Chichibu!
Saitama's Train Museum & More!
Once you're done at the Railway Museum, there's also the Bonsai Village and a modern underground cavern to explore.