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Situated just north of Tokyo, Saitama Prefecture lies at the heart of the Kanto region. The right mixture of sun and wide open plains, have given the prefecture an abundance of vegetables, while a scarcity of rice paddies has made udon noodles a key part of Saitama's culinary culture. Fukaya niboto, a noodle dish chock full of locally produced vegetables like Fukaya spring onion, as well as Kazo udon are a couple of the prefectures brightest culinary stars. Saitama is also green tea country, and its locally grown Sayama variety is one of the three top green teas in Japan.

History abounds here with places like the Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds, from which the name of the prefecture is derived. Visitors to Saitama's "Little Edo" in Kawagoe City can travel back in time as they stroll streets lined with buildings constructed in the style of traditional warehouses that hark back to the Edo period. Kangi-in Temple's Shotendo hall, a National Treasure in Kumagaya City, is also a must-see. Saitama also plays host to a number of age-old festivals, including Chichibu Yomatsuri (the night festival), one of Japan's three best float festivals. Last but not least, the prefecture is blessed with two sources of fine quality water, the Arakawa and Tonegawa Rivers, that have made it the perfect home for a thriving sake brewing industry.

  • 蔵元 kuramoto
  • 酒蔵見学 shuzou inspection
  • ツアー/イベント tour/ivent
  • Maker's name.
  • Representative sake

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  • Maker's name.
  • Representative sake
  • Asahara Brewery Co., Ltd.

    biwanosasanami

    94 morohonngou, moroyamamachi irumagun, Saitama

    TEL : +81-49-298-6010

    Opening hours 10:00-16:00

    Reservation : required

  • FUJISAKISOUBEESHOTEN CO.,LTD

    kohakunohibiki

    ooazayorii925-2, oosatogunn yoriimachi, Saitama

    TEL : +81-48-581-1755

    Opening hours 10:00-13:00

    Reservation : required

  • Kabusikigaisya kamaya

    rikky

    Kisai 1162, Kazo, Saitama

    TEL : +81-480-73-1234

    Opening hours 8:00-17:00

    Reservation : required

  • kabusikikaisya YaoHonntenn

    Dannbee

    Bessyo Aza kubonoiri 1432, Chichibusi, Saitama

    TEL : +81-494-22-8787

    Opening hours 9:00-16:30

    Reservation : required

  • Matsuoka zyozo

    Pikkarityu Kome

    7-2 Simofurutera, Ogawamati Hikigun, Saitama

    TEL : +81-493-72-1234

    Opening hours 9:30-17:00

    Reservation : required

  • seiun syuzo co.

    ogawakomachi

    178-2, Otsuka, Ogawa, Hiki-gun, Saitama

    TEL : +81-493‐72‐0055

    Opening hours 9:00-17:00

    Reservation : not required

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