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Route to Saitama from the Two Tokyo Airports

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Sightseeing

Omiya Hikawa Shrine

This is one of the most superb old shrines in Japan with a history that is said to go back more than 2,000 years and is also the origin of the city name Omiya, which means a large shrine. It is a center of religious faith in the Tokyo metropolitan area and therefore crowds of people (ca. 2 millions) visit there during the first three days at the beginning of the year. hikawa_shrine

Omiya Bonsai Art Museum

Bonsai has very recently received considerable overseas attention. Omiya has been famous for a Bonsai production area since Bonsai craftsman living in Tokyo moved there after a big earthquake in1923. In the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, we can feel the art of Bonsai and study the culture of Bonsai. bonsai_museum

Railway Museum

The museum is comprised of the three zones: the history, the actual railway exhibition, and the education zones. In the history zone, we can learn the role and influence of railways in Japan. In the Education Zone, we can study railway principles and mechanisms as well as the most up-to-date railway technology through hands-on experience by the simulation of driving a train. railway_museam

Iwatsuki dolls

Iwatsuki currently ranks at the top in Japan both in quality and quantity for producing dolls for the Boys’ and Girls’ Festivals, and we can see traditional dolls in the doll production companies there. Dancing and costume dolls are also shipped nationwide. itsuki_doll

Accommondation

Recommend Hotel

A bus from Omiya via Saitama-Shintoshin to the Campus would be available every morning.
The details will be announced soon.

Area Hotels
Saitama-shintoshin Hotel Metropolitan Saitama-Shintoshin
Official site : https://www.jrhotelgroup.com/en/172.html
Rafre Saitama
Official site (Japanese) : https://www.rafre.co.jp/
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Toyoko Inn Saitama Shinntoshin
Official site : https://www.toyoko-inn.com/eng/search/detail/00121
APA Hotel Saitama Shintoshin-Eki Kita
Official site : https://www.apahotel.com/hotel/shutoken/2_saitamashintoshin-ekikita/
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Hotel Brillante Musashino
Official site (Japanese) : https://www.hotel-brillante.com/
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Omiya Palace Hotel Omiya
Official site : https://www.palace-omiya.co.jp/english/
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Marroad Inn Omiya
Official site : https://www.japanican.com/en/hotel/detail/4108002/
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Super Hotel Saitama Omiya
Official site : http://www.superhoteljapan.com/en/s-hotels/omiya/
HOTEL MAIN OMIYA
Official site (Japanese) : http://hotelmain.jp/omiya/
PIOLAND HOTEL
Official site : https://www.pioland.co.jp/english.html
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Third place Hotel
Official site (Japanese) : https://www.3rdplace-hotel.jp/brand-story.html
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Urawa JR-East Hotel Mets Urawa
Official site : https://www.jrhotelgroup.com/en/120.html
Urawa Washington Hotel
Official site : https://urawa.washington-hotels.jp/
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Royal Pines Hotel Urawa
Official site (Japanese) : http://www.royalpines.co.jp/
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