Just a 45-minute train ride from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo is the quiet calm of Saitama prefecture. That’s not to say there’s nothing to do here, though – Saitama offers a never-ending list of adventures and experiences, with so many things to do it’s hard to know what to pick first.
From sailing down a river in Nagatoro on a traditional Japanese raft to dressing up in a full kimono and strolling around the old town of Kawagoe, here are the top ten things to do when you're in Saitama.
Note: opening hours and available activities may vary depending on the current Covid-19 measures imposed by the authorities. Please check with the individual outlets for opening hours and available activities before visiting.