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Saitama, Short Trip to North of Tokyo

Take a trip back to centuries ago, Edo era

Kawagoe City, Saitama

Little Kawagoe, a short one-hour train ride away from Shinjuku Station on the Seibu Line, is a wonderful spot to get away from the big city and feast your eyes on buildings from the Edo and Meiji era. The main street is lined on both sides by gorgeous old wooden merchant houses, shops and inns, lovingly preserved. The side streets are also dotted with some of these grand houses, along with temples, craft stores and the lovely cobbled roads.

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Visiting the religious place is sometimes hard.... especially that religion is not of yours and not easy to understand. And also for children. I visited too many temples and shrines in my life. So even I feel get confused of them unless I mean to visit there on purpose. However....these places....I really enjoyed the both, maybe for the first time, and felt really comprehensive and interesting, somewhere I can really recommend to all.

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Discover modern industrial legacies

Saitama City, Saitama

If your kids love trains or if you're a railway buff at heart, look no further. Have I got the museum for you! Located in Saitama City, Saitama, Japan, the Railway Museum is a treasure trove of all things related to Japanese trains - past, present, and future. The museum opened in 2007 and is operated by the East Japan Railway Culture Foundation. It's a massive 19,800 m² building on a site covering an incredible 42,500 m² area.

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Tokorozawa City, Saitama

Do you like airplanes? In Japan, there is an airplane museum. The museum is called the "Kōkū-hakubutsukan". The museum is located in the park to enjoy a walk or jogging. Take a train bound for Kawagoe from Seibu-Shinjuku or Ikebkuro Station, and get off at Kōkū-kōen Station.

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Experience Traditional Local Handcrafts

Gyoda City, Saitama

Japanese people typically wear tabi when they dress up in Japanese clothes, such as kimono.These resemble socks apart from the fact that the big toe is separated out from the other toes. These days most people wear western clothes and few Japanese wear tabi on a daily basis. Musashino Uniform Co., Ltd. in Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture, manufactures and sells “pop tabi.” While typical tabi come in understated white or black, pop tabi are colorful.

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Soka City, Saitama

Japanese people love “mono-zukuri”. (making things by hand) There are a variety of Shoku-nins (craftsman) as well as craft centers or facilities where you can experience “mono-zukuri” yourself. If you join such an activity, you can sometime enjoy conversations with such craftsman directly and feel pride in their craftsmanship.

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