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Hands-on Bonsai Experience in Bonsai Mecca near Tokyo

Hands-on Bonsai Experience in Bonsai Mecca near Tokyo

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Discover the art of bonsai, the Japanese art of growing miniature trees in an artistic shape, during this hands-on experience near Tokyo. Head to Bonsai-cho and learn various techniques for shaping and pruning bonsai trees while a guide answers any questions you may have. Learn about the history of bonsai, visit a bonsai garden or the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, and get an overview of everything bonsai.
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  • 2 hours 10 minutes
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$37.54
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$37.54

Private Tour - Ogawamachi: The Land of Washi Paper and Sake Brewing

Private Tour - Ogawamachi: The Land of Washi Paper and Sake Brewing

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Experience the traditions of Ogawamachi on this private half-day excursion. After meeting up with an informative local guide, explore traditional paper making at Saitama traditional crafts Hall and the UNESCO-designated Kadokura Japanese Paper shop. Then stop by three sake breweries and the facilities of an organic beer maker to taste delicious regional beverages.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.27
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$115.27

Ceramic Plate Creating Workshop in Saitama

Ceramic Plate Creating Workshop in Saitama

Leave Japan with a souvenir that has more meaning than something you bought in a shop—and get a taste of authentic Japanese craftsmanship—with this ceramic plate workshop experience. Under the guidance of award-winning artists, create your original ceramic plate by shaping a clay slab on which you can freely engrave patterns and press various molds to express your creativity.
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  • 2 hours
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$63.22
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$63.22

Carve your own Jade Carvings, Jade Carving Workshop

Carve your own Jade Carvings, Jade Carving Workshop

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Take a break from hectic city life for a day with this jade carving experience in Tokyo. In a small group of no more than five people, you can design your own piece of jade then observe as a jade carver and jade sculptor with over 38 years of experience carefully carves your unique design into a stone of your choice. Later, it's hands on as you do all the hand finishing work yourself and transform your design into your very own work of art.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.25
Price varies by group size
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$87.25
Price varies by group size

Kawagoe Highlight Group tour

Kawagoe Highlight Group tour

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A local guide who knows Kawagoe well will guide you with strong love for the region. This tour takes you to the highlights of Kawagoe's sightseeing such as Time bell tower, Old storehouse street and Candy Lane. Furthermore, we could let you know the charms of Kawagoe by local views. At first, let’s toast with a cup of Japanese sake at Koedo Kurari which is a sake experience spot. There are variety of Sake from the prefecture. And you can choose your favorite one at the modern vending machine. Then, the tour visits a local shrine and experience Shinto style customs a little. Let’s walk around Kawagoe's backstreets like locals. When we arrive at the famous old storehouse street, we will be surprised by its well-balanced street that it is unified by old style buildings with a black plastered wall. During the tour you can understand the present days and the old days of Japan's ordinally life. Because this is a historical merchant town, "Kawagoe". .
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.47
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$26.47

Experience Seasonal Green Tea Picking in Sayama and Nostalgic Walk in Kawagoe!

Experience Seasonal Green Tea Picking in Sayama and Nostalgic Walk in Kawagoe!

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This tour is a traditional tea picking experience of green tea in Sayama in Saitama Prefecture located northwest of Tokyo, It is a one day tour for a limited time from May to November where you can enjoy the walking along the old town in Kawagoe where traditional townscapes remain. The Sayama Hills are located in the western part of Saitama Prefecture. It is the origin of "Sayama Tea". Sayama tea is regarded as one of Japan's three major teas alongside Shizuoka tea and Uji tea, and because of its northern location, the leaves produce a deep taste after fighting through the cold winters. Kawagoe flourished as a castle town from the 17th century, and was often compared to Edo (present day Tokyo). Because of this, it came to be called "small Edo". The first area where the buildings were erected is known as the "townscape of the storehouses", a site that was seen less and less in Edo Tokyo.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.95
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$96.95

Senbei hand-baked experience and souvenirs in the Soka Senbei garden

Senbei hand-baked experience and souvenirs in the Soka Senbei garden

Soka Senbei Garden is a theme park for rice crackers with an experience corner where you can experience handmade rice crackers. You can enjoy the freshly baked rice crackers (SENBEI), eat them freshly, take them home as souvenirs, and more! We are preparing snacks and souvenirs.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.95
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$24.95

Kawagoe, Saitama 1 Day Private Tour

Kawagoe, Saitama 1 Day Private Tour

You can explore Kawagoe, Saitama Pref. as you want with a local professional & friendly guide. Since this is a customized private tour, you can choose the tour time and the sights you visit. You will have great time and great food. Hotel meet up is included to ensure you receive a stress-free experience. If you are not sure where you wanna go, follow the sample itinerary.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$369.00
per group
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$369.00
per group

Omiya 1-Day Moss Ball workshop & BONSAI TOUR

Omiya 1-Day Moss Ball workshop & BONSAI TOUR

Enjoy making "Kokedama" moss ball after visiting The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Bonsai nurseries, the Bonsai restaurant. ~ Highlights of this tour ~ ・Meets at JR Toro station in Saitama. *Hotel pick-up and drop-off are extra charge. ・Visit The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum ・Visit Bonsai nurseries ・Lunch at the Bonsai Restaurant Omiya ・"Kokedama" Moss Ball Making Workshop ・Short walk at the Omiya Park ・Concludes at JR Omiya station
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.66
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$117.66

Bonsai Museum & Bonsai Experience

Bonsai Museum & Bonsai Experience

Bonsai is one of the traditional arts which represent Japan. The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum is a must place for Bonsai /Japanese Garden lovers. At Bonsai village Bonsai classes are held for the beginner(reservation needed). Opened in 2010  as the first bonsai museum, Omiya Bonsai Museum consists of Collection Gallery, Bonsai Garden and Bonsai Terrace on 2F. At Collection gallery Bonsai culture is introduced through monthly displays of bonsai pot, stone, and seasonal Bonsai. Collection gallery leads to Bonsai garden displaying 60 seasonal Bonsai outside. Some can be viewed from all angles and photographed. After the museum we walk around the very calm Bonsai village spotted with houses having pretty garden where pine trees and other flower trees are neatly well kept. Among them there are 5 Bonsai gardens where Bonsai are created by each owner, displayed inside and sold, the staff will explain about how to take care Bonsai.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$211.74
Price varies by group size
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$211.74
Price varies by group size

Local 9 o'clock set-up rafting half-day (3 hours)

Local 9 o'clock set-up rafting half-day (3 hours)

Nagatoro, Chichibu, Saitama, near the city center, is one of Japan's leading rafting mecca! You can enjoy rafting lively in the Nagatoro river filled with nature surrounded by mountains! 3 minutes walk from the nearest station, 2 minutes walk to the river with good access It is easy to participate. Free parking available when you come by car! Wetsuit rental for free according to the temperature and water temperature of the day You can enjoy a comfortable tour all season. After arrival, if you receive reception, change clothes, safety explanation Finally start! It is about 7 km downhill! Each boat comes with a trained professional guide Even the first person can participate with confidence. The 7 km journey with gradual speed is a place where the flow is gentle Get off the boat, jump and watch the natural monument rock pavement While floating, playing variously depending on the amount of water on the day Going down the river. In the torrent, according to the shout of the guide, Everyone will row hard to clear the current! By the time you score a goal, you will have a strange sense of unity in the boat High five with nature! During the tour, the guide will take a picture of the tour with a waterproof camera. Photo data from the homepage of Outdoor Center Nagatoro Free download OK! After the tour, drink a service drink If you can use the sightseeing consultation as a guide We will also tell you the recommended food shops and hot spring facilities of the guide!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.50
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$60.50

Local half past 12 meeting, rafting tour half day (3 hours)

Local half past 12 meeting, rafting tour half day (3 hours)

Nagatoro, Chichibu, Saitama, near the city center, is one of Japan's leading rafting mecca! You can enjoy rafting lively in the Nagatoro river filled with nature surrounded by mountains! 3 minutes walk from the nearest station, 2 minutes walk to the river with good access It is easy to participate. Free parking available when you come by car! Wetsuit rental for free according to the temperature and water temperature of the day You can enjoy a comfortable tour all season. After arrival, if you receive reception, change clothes, safety explanation Finally start! It is about 7 km downhill! Each boat comes with a trained professional guide Even the first person can participate with confidence. The 7 km journey with gradual speed is a place where the flow is gentle Get off the boat, jump and watch the natural monument rock pavement While floating, playing variously depending on the amount of water on the day Going down the river. In the torrent, according to the shout of the guide, Everyone will row hard to clear the current! By the time you score a goal, you will have a strange sense of unity in the boat High five with nature! During the tour, the guide will take a picture of the tour with a waterproof camera. Photo data from the homepage of Outdoor Center Nagatoro Free download OK! After the tour, drink a service drink If you can use the sightseeing consultation as a guide We will also tell you the recommended food shops and hot spring facilities of the guide!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.50
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$60.50

Get to know the unique Japanese culture

Get to know the unique Japanese culture "TATAMi"! Factory tour and experience handmade tatami

You can see the tatami production site with the guidance of tatami artisans. We can manufacture interior mini tatami mats (size 20 x 20 cm, thickness 20 ~ 30 mm). After the experience, there is also a tea break service on the edge of the tatami mat. If you wish, there are souvenirs
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.25
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$30.25

Private Tour - The BONSAI tour

Private Tour - The BONSAI tour

Learn all about the Japanese bonsai trees on a private tour of the Omiya Bonsai Village. Visit several bonsai gardens to get a feel for the range of trees in Japan and stroll through the Omiya Bonsai Art Musem to see the mini trees from multiple angles. This tour is a great way to get a closer look at Japan’s bonsai culture and perhaps purchase one for your home.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.50
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$79.50

Bonsai Tour with a local Expert Guide !!

Bonsai Tour with a local Expert Guide !!

This tour goes around Omiya Bonsai Village which is well known as the hometown of Bonsai !! We visit "Bonsai museum" and a couple of nurseries. You can learn Japanese Bonsai culture and how bonsai works. Also, your guide teaches techniques of looking and feel Bonsai. You also have a chance to learn how you can grow Bonsai. Please enjoy going through Bonsai art world !! < Bonsai museum > The Saitama City Bonsai Museum is the world's first public bonsai museum, opened in 2010. It collects about 200 pots of bonsai, bonsai tray, water stones, and ukiyo-e, etc. There is a bonsai garden, usually displayed 60-70 bonsai. Some bonsai can be viewed from all angles, so you can enjoy their different views from both the front and back.
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  • 2 hours
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$150.00
per group
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$150.00
per group

Do you want to go 400 years back in time?

Do you want to go 400 years back in time?

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Hi, everyone. This is all of a sudden, do you know the Japanese culture? Are you interested? Why did I start "Kawagoe guide"? I was born in Kawagoe and spent 26 years here. Many travelers are intrigued by the architecture of the city but do not understand the history behind it. I will be pleased to guide you through the path of the past and we will have fun doing it. In fact, I played truant from English study. Instead of going to English classes, I would remain home and sleep.Haha However, I wanted to be a backpacker and travel to over 20 countries. So, I started to study English desperately. I had trouble speaking and understanding the local language however, I was taken care of abroad by the local people. It is now my turn to repay the kindness that was shown to me. Let's talk about Japan together.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.15
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$27.15

Strawberry picking 30 minutes all-you-can-eat & stone BBQ

Strawberry picking 30 minutes all-you-can-eat & stone BBQ

Eat and compare two or more types of strawberries! Indoor stone grilled barbecue (Japanese pork loin + vegetables and rice set)! Strawberries grow about 1m above the ground by high soil cultivation, and you can enjoy all-you-can-eat strawberry picking without burden. We look forward to your visit.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.30
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$36.30

Private Tour - Nagatoro's Exquisite View Over a Float Down the River

Private Tour - Nagatoro's Exquisite View Over a Float Down the River

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Try the local street food and visit a power spot as well. Nagatoro in Saitama Prefecture is famous for its beautiful canyon. The layered rock formations, known as iwadatami, show us the long history of this planet and the power of nature. On this tour you will enjoy a boat ride through the canyon, taking in its fantastic scenery. Your otomo tour guide will also take you to a museum where you can learn about Nagatoro's natural environment. They will translate anything you need to know if you need help! Make sure you make the most of the local food too - we recommend you try the fantastic shaved ice! The Hodosan Shrine you will be visiting is a great tourist destination and was given a star by the highly trusted Michilen Green Guide.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.55
Price varies by group size
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$71.55
Price varies by group size

Half-day Kawagoe Walking Tour

Half-day Kawagoe Walking Tour

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A walking tour is indisputably the best way to explore Kawagoe, famed for its Edo-style architecture and vibrant shopping streets. See the best of Kawagoe on a 4-hour small-group walking tour, limited to 10 people to ensure an intimate atmosphere. While learning about the history of the former prosperous castle town, you’ll tick off highlights such as Kawagoe Ichinagai Street, Dream Street, Spatiotemporal Bell, and Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.80
Price varies by group size
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$69.80
Price varies by group size

Custom Carved Eternity Friendship Pendants

Custom Carved Eternity Friendship Pendants

As a Couple you can purchase very Special Jade Eternity Twists.  Choose a Twist Design then select the your Special Jade stone.. Then see your your Eternity Twists take shape as Gordon carves them both into Reality, and Hand Polished to Perfection ( or you can choose to polish yourself.) - You go home with Special Treasures that you both personally saw created from the Jade Stone which will last a Lifetime together. Allow at least 9 hours or more for this Activity
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$387.80
per group
From
$387.80
per group

14:00 local rafting tour half day (3 hours)

14:00 local rafting tour half day (3 hours)

Nagatoro, Chichibu, Saitama, near the city center, is one of Japan's leading rafting mecca! You can enjoy rafting lively in the Nagatoro river filled with nature surrounded by mountains! 3 minutes walk from the nearest station, 2 minutes walk to the river with good access It is easy to participate. Free parking available when you come by car! Wetsuit rental for free according to the temperature and water temperature of the day You can enjoy a comfortable tour all season. After arrival, if you receive reception, change clothes, safety explanation Finally start! It is about 7 km downhill! Each boat comes with a trained professional guide Even the first person can participate with confidence. The 7 km journey with gradual speed is a place where the flow is gentle Get off the boat, jump and watch the natural monument rock pavement While floating, playing variously depending on the amount of water on the day Going down the river. In the torrent, according to the shout of the guide, Everyone will row hard to clear the current! By the time you score a goal, you will have a strange sense of unity in the boat High five with nature! During the tour, the guide will take a picture of the tour with a waterproof camera. Photo data from the homepage of Outdoor Center Nagatoro Free download OK! After the tour, drink a service drink If you can use the sightseeing consultation as a guide We will also tell you the recommended food shops and hot spring facilities of the guide!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$60.50
From
$60.50

Romantic Tour In Saitama

Romantic Tour In Saitama

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Have you heard about the Kinchakuda Higanbana Fields? There are numerous spots perfect for seeing autumn leaves, and you shouldn’t miss the chance to view the fiery red Higanbana which are also called red spider lily in English. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Why is Saitama famous for its "Bonsai"? Why does it attract visitors around the world every year? Did you know Hikawa Shrine has a history of 1,500 years and five deities are enshrined? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Saitama. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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$433.80
per group
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$433.80
per group

The Best Of Yono Walking Tour

The Best Of Yono Walking Tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Taking pictures, coral reefs, fresh seafood, and immersing yourself in the beauty of nature are unforgettable experiences when you visit the beauty of Yono. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. The city appeal stretches far beyond picturesque sights, bayside attractions, hilly neighborhoods, and mix of architectural styles. Have you heard about the "Yono Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore"? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Yono. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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$433.80
per group
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$433.80
per group

The Best Of Saitama Walking Tour

The Best Of Saitama Walking Tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Have you heard about the Kinchakuda Higanbana Fields? There are numerous spots perfect for seeing autumn leaves, and you shouldn’t miss the chance to view the fiery red Higanbana which are also called red spider lily in English. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Why is Saitama famous for its "Bonsai"? Why does it attract visitors around the world every year? Did you know Hikawa Shrine has a history of 1,500 years and five deities are enshrined? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Saitama. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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$433.80
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$433.80
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