To the locals, Saitama is especially known for the large number of commuters who live in sleepy towns and take the train to Tokyo every day to work. Saitama doesn’t always receive enough love as a tourist destination, but don’t be fooled, as there are some very nice day trips from Tokyo, such as to Kawagoe, that you can take to Saitama. Read this travel guide for more tips.
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The Kumano Shrine in popular tourist destination Kawagoe has three activities that aim to bring the visitor closer to the gods. The activities are a bit physical and even quite fun.