Saitama prefecture 埼玉県
“Saitama” prefecture [埼玉県/さいたまけん] is located in Kanto region.
It is part of the so-called “Greater Tokyo Area”
Today we like to introduce you about the prefecture of “Saitama”
Although it’s a commuters prefecture, and though it’s a comparably small prefecture, agriculture is prospering. The region itself was once known as the main agriculture center, which continously supported the Kantou Area with nutrition and food. During Edo-Jidai it was the most prosperous indeed.
The production volume is around ranked sixth in Japan. This is caused due to massive increases in population following the 1960’s when Tokyo expanded wide.
Most of the cities are connected by a set of railroads. There are 40 cities in total spread across 8 districts.
“Sayama tea” is one of the “three great tea variants” in Japan.
It’s has sweet and deep taste compared to the other two. Also it’s leaves are fairly thick due to winterfrost.
It was even presented to the Pope.
A place called “Kawagoe” has another name, “Koedo” (Little Edo).
Traditional buildings are still visible, which means you can feel the flair of old style Japan.
Additionally there is also a set of temples dedicated to each of the 13 Buddhas which is located in Chichibu (Saitama)
It’s thirteen different temple grounds, so be sure to visit them all!