The Best Of Saitama Walking Tour
You will see the city’s best attractions with your guide. Have you heard about the San-no-torii (Third Shrine Gate)? There are numerous spots perfect for seeing nature, and you shouldn’t miss the chance to view the beauty of Omiya Park. You will have a chance to explore the place while hearing about its fascinating facts. How is Saitama so well-known for its “Bonsai”? There must be a good reason for it to draw tourists from all over the world. Did you know that the Hikawa Shrine is 1,500 years old and houses five different deities? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Saitama. The wonderful things about life in this city that your guide will highlight for you. This is the best option for first-time visitors who want to see as much as possible during their stay in the city.
- Professional local tour guide
Route & Duration
San-no-Torii (Third Shrine Gate)
Third among Saitama's shrine gates is San-no-tori. During the reign of the legendary Emperor Ksh in 473 BC, the ruling clan of the area, the Musashi kuni no miyatsuko, relocated here from Izumo, bringing with them the worship of Susanoo, so the legend goes.
This shrine is one of two in the region that consider themselves to be the "ichinomiya" of the province of Musashi. The annual shrine festival is celebrated on August 1.
Located just one kilometer northeast of miya Station, Omiya Park is Saitama's most popular green space. It is considered one of the best 100 spots to see cherry blossoms in all of Japan.
Omiya Bonsai Village
About ten individual bonsai gardens make up what is known as "The Bonsai Village." The "Great Bonsai Festival" is held annually from May 3 to 5 at Bonsai Village. All over Japan, bonsai enthusiasts converge on the area for the festival.
Meeting point of this tour is at the first destination, San-no-Torii (Third Shrine Gate), 1 Chome-407 Takahanacho, Omiya Ward, Saitama, 330-0803, Japan. See Map
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.