Part of the Greater Tokyo Area, and most of Saitama’s cities can be described as suburbs of Tokyo.
A city in eastern Saitama Prefecture, approximately 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of Tokyo.
Japanese wisteria（藤 Fuji) is a species of flowering plant, native to Japan.
Kasukabe Hagoita Market
Held from Dec 21 until 23, 2016
Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel
Known as “Underground Temple”, which is the world’s largest underground flood water diversion facility.
Temple in the mist *Taken by Isao Tokuhashi Taken by Masanori Tsuchibuchi
The sign says “Kasukabe-shuku on the Nikko Kaido Highway”. Kasukabe used to be a post town or post station during the Edo Period. A public bathroom. It mocks an Edo Period Inn. A family of “Crayon Shin-chan” expresses love for Kasukabe. This popular anime was set in this city. Taken by Masanori Tsuchibuchi
A well known tea growing region, producing Sayama Tea.
Located at the convergence of Saitama, Chiba and Ibaraki Prefectures.
Heirinji Temple, Niiza
The temple moved to the current place in 1663. It was founded originally in Iwatsuki, Saitama in 1375 and was destroyed in 1590 during an attack on Iwatsuki Castle by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. It was rebuilt in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and moved to Niiza sixty years later.
Minami Valley, Tokigawa
Tokigawa is located in central Saitama Prefecture.
The city is in the westernmost part of Saitama. It is Saitama’s largest municipality in terms of surface area and shares borders with Tokyo, Yamanashi, Nagano and Gunma Prefectures.
Mitsumine Shrine and mountains
Phlox subulata (Shibazakura) blooming in Hitsujiyama Park
Iruma Air Base
A Japan Air Self-Defense Force base located in the city of Sayama.
A city located in northern Saitama Prefecture.
Located in central Saitama Prefecture on the upper reaches of the Arakawa River. It is noted for its strawberry production and the hundred caves.
It is known locally as “Little Edo” (“Koedo”) after the old name for Tokyo, due to its many historic buildings.
Kinchakuda Manjushage Park
A park extends along a pouch-shaped rice field （Kinchakuda, 巾着田）embraced by the river. It is just spectacular to see over a million red spider lilies（Manjushage, 曼珠沙華）blossoming out together in Kinchakuda along the river. The best time to view the blossom is from the middle of September to the middle of October. The park is located in Hidaka, 70km away from the Central Tokyo.
A town located in Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture.
Whitewater rafting and boating
Saitama New Urban Center
A business district located in the City of Saitama.
Taken by Reina