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New map out now: 50 things to do in Saitama (second edition)

Looking to escape Tokyo? Saitama makes a great relaxing day trip away from the hustle and bustle of a big city

By Time Out Tokyo Editors

The second edition of the ‘50 Things to do in Saitama’ map by Time Out Tokyo was released on March 27. In it we've compiled a list of places you need to visit when you head up to the neighbouring prefecture of Saitama. We’ve picked out just a few of our favourite places here as a preview.

This marvellous fruit sandwich from Fruit Parlor 808 is stuffed with generous amounts of fruit and whipped cream, twice the size of the ones you'd normally find at a convenience store. The shop is run by a group of well-established fruit purveyors, so you know you're getting top quality ingredients. 


Visit Highlander Inn Chichibu for some satisfying lunch and a glass of Chichibu’s best booze, the Ichiro’s Malt whisky. This 100-year-old traditional Japanese establishment operates as a Scottish pub, serving fish and chips, haggis and a variety of whiskies. 


If you’re looking for souvenirs to take home, Sopia stocks a whopping 650 different items from all over the prefecture, including local sake, rice crackers, condiments and even chocolates with packaging featuring the cute mascot of Fukaya city, Fukka-chan.


Looking for something more adventurous? Haole Skatepark has a diverse line-up of mini-ramps and street obstacles suitable for all levels of skater. If you’re a beginner, we recommend visiting during the day, since the more advanced skaters usually come in the evening.

Get a copy of this guide map now at selected facilities around Saitama, tourist information centres in Shibuya, Haneda airport, and Time Out Cafe & Diner.


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