Along Edo River in Kasukabe City, “Big kite flying festival” is held on May 3 and 5. It’s a traditional event to fly big kite with 15m length and 11m breadth created for about 3...
Saitama Prefecture is adjacent to Tokyo, and this place is included as part of the metropolitan area. It is located in the central western inland of the Kanto region, and has a population of 7.15 million.
Foreign tourists love Kawagoe city with its streets full of Kura Storehouses, and Kashiya Yokocho (a street
known for its many traditional and contemporary sweat and snack shops). You can experience the atmosphere of old Japanese streets from the Meiji era.
The old shops in Kashiyayokochou too give off the feeling of the old Japan. You can feel the true Japan here.
Saitama Prefecture is also famous for its sake brewing industries. There are over 30 breweries, and most of them have a history of over 100years. You are sure to be able to taste and experience something new.
In spring, the Satte Cherry-blossom Festival takes place, where 1000 Someiyoshino cherry trees in full bloom form a tunnel over 1 kilometer. You will thoroughly enjoy the Japanese spring.