Homestay in Saitama Prefecture 2020

Updated: March 30, 2020 Saitama Prefecture is next to Tokyo and home to four venues of Tokyo 2020: Saitama Super Arena (basketball) and Saitama Stadium (football/soccer) in Saitama city, Asaka Shooting Range (shooting) in Asaka, and Kasumigaseki Country Club (golf) in Kawagoe.* Spurred by this Olympic connection, Saitama Prefecture is now offering free homestays to non-Japanese having a connection to

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Menuma Shodenzan Kangiin Temple

Menuma Shodenzan Kangiin Temple (妻沼聖天山) is Saitama Prefecture’s sole National Treasure building. It is a magnificent restoration of a 250-year-old building covered with intricate woodcarvings. Menuma Shodenzan Kangiin temple was built during 1735 to 1760, taking 25 years. The woodcarvings all but lost their original color and splendor after 2.5 centuries under the weather. However, following an enthusiastic local campaign to

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Hina Matsuri Doll Festival at Konosu, Saitama

Happy Grrlz Day! Saw Hinamatsuri at Konosu City Hall in Saitama Prefecture for the first time. The lobby had a huge pyramid (7 meters high) of 1,800 hina dolls flanked by more doll displays on both sides. And the front porch had 2,000 dolls (displayed only on weekends). Awesome. More photos: https://photoguide.jp/pix/thumbnails.php?album=838 Article: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fq20120302a2.html

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