Saitama Tourism, Japan

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Saitama (さいたま市 Saitama-shi) is the capital and the most populous city of Saitama Prefecture in Japan, situated in the south-east of the prefecture. Its area incorporates the former cities of Urawa, Ōmiya, Yono and Iwatsuki. It is a city designated by government ordinance. Being in the Greater Tokyo Area and lying 15 - 30 kilometres north of central Tokyo, many of its residents commute into Tokyo. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 1,226,656 and a population density of 5830 persons per km². Its total area was 217.43 square kilometres (83.95 sq mi).

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Facts and Stats for Saitama*

  • Pollution Statistics in Saitama

    Know the pollution level of Saitama before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 40.97 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 41.3 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.85 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 28.95 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35.42 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 32.8 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 35.54 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 40.86 (Moderate)
  • Saitama: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Saitama for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Saitama.

    • Burglary and Theft 14.31 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 13.72 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.97 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.51 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 11.95 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.67 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 15.39 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 16.24 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.79 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 84.26 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 19.07 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.44 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 16.24 (Very Low)
  • Living in Saitama - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Saitama is 173.21 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 83.84 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 85.26 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 45.64 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.66 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 88.43 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 79.97 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.42 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 109.76 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Saitama

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Saitama

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.43 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.29 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.75 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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