All About Japan

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.

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!

Exploring 'Little Edo'

Kawagoe, also known by its nickname "Little Edo," is one of Saitama Prefecture's most famous sightseeing spots.

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.

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.

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.

5 Cool Things to Do in Saitama

From forest adventures to illuminated walls of ice, there's plenty to see and do.

6 Incredible Spots for a Run in Japan

These spots in the Japanese countryside will make you want to break out your running shoes!

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.

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.

Eat Your Way Through Chichibu

Join Texan in Tokyo on a culinary adventure through the Japanese countryside town of Chichibu!

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.

An Algorithmic House in Saitama

This beautiful house looks like a maze!

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?

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!

Awesome New Year's Paddles from Saitama

These may be the best "hanetsuki" paddles of all time!

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.

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!

The Secrets of Japanese School Lunch

If you've ever taught at a Japanese elementary school, this video is sure to bring back memories!

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!

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