Saitama Tourism

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).


Saitama in Japan awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Saitama. When planning a trip to Saitama, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Tokyo. Tokyo, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Meiji Jingu Shrine, Ueno Park, Roppongi. Tour packages of Saitama are of 1 to 2 days duration.

Get, set and plan a journey with this amazing travel planner for Saitama that shall leave you with plenty of memories at the end of your trip.

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

    • Air Pollution 39.96 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 40.27 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 46.27 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 28.88 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 34.62 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 32.02 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 34.76 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 41.23 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Saitama for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Saitama.

    • Burglary and Theft 14.89 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 14.18 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 14.74 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 19.37 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.38 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 13.33 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 16.09 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 16.38 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.46 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 83.54 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 19.24 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.64 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 16.61 (Very Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Saitama is 170.57 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 83.51 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 85.26 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 44.65 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 41.15 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 88.39 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.65 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.31 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 101.55 (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.

  • 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 16.4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 58.3 USD

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