FACTOID # 24: Looking for table makers? Head to Mississippi, with an overwhlemingly large number of employees in furniture manufacturing.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Saitama Prefecture
Jump to: navigation, search
Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県; Saitama-ken)
Map of Japan with Saitama highlighted
Capital Saitama (city)
Region Kanto
Island Honshu
Governor Kiyoshi Ueda
Area 3,797.00 km² (39th)
 - % water 0.5%
Population (October 1, 2000)
 - Population 6,938,006 (5th)
 - Density 1,827 /km²
Districts 9
Municipalities 90
ISO 3166-2 JP-11
Web site www.pref.saitama.lg.jp/
index_e.html
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Primrose (Primula sieboldii)
 - Tree Keyaki tree (Zelkova serrata)
 - Bird Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Symbol of Saitama Prefecture
Symbol of Saitama Prefecture

Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県; Saitama-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. The capital is the city of Saitama. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1397x1593, 79 KB) Summary Large size map of Japan with Saitama highlighted, self made but originally based on a japanese mapbook. ... Saitama (Japanese: さいたま市; -shi) is the capital and the most populous city of Saitama Prefecture in Japan. ... The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts: for example, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions... Kanto region, Japan The Kanto region (関東地方 Kantō-chihō) is a geographical area of Honshu, the largest island in Japan. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Species many, see text *APG Classification Primulales by Cronquist system The primrose is any of over 500 species of low-growing herbs of the genus Primula, family Primulaceae. ... Species Zelkova abelicea - Cretan Zelkova Zelkova carpinifolia - Caucasian Zelkova Zelkova serrata - Keaki or Japanese Zelkova Zelkova sicula - Sicilian Zelkova Zelkova sinica - Chinese Zelkova Zelkova schneideriana - Schneiders Zelkova Zelkova is a genus of six species of deciduous trees in the elm family Ulmaceae, native to southern Europe, and southwest and... Binomial name Streptopelia decaocto (Frivaldszky, 1838) The Eurasian Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto, also called the Eurasian Collared-Dove or simply the Collared Dove, is one of the great colonisers of the avian world. ... Saitama prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div... Saitama (Japanese: さいたま市; -shi) is the capital and the most populous city of Saitama Prefecture in Japan. ...


This prefecture is part of the Greater Tokyo Area, and most of Saitama's cities can be described as suburbs of Tokyo, to which floods of residents commute each day. The Greater Tokyo Area (東京都市圏 Tōkyō-toshiken), also the Tokyo-Yokohama area, is a large metropolitan area in Japan consisting of the metropolis of Tokyo and the prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama. ... Jump to: navigation, search Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ...

Contents


History

Saitama prefecture was formerly part of the old Musashi Province, which included Tokyo and other areas as well. The Saitama area was historically known as a fertile agricultural region which produced much of the food for the Kanto region. The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Jump to: navigation, search Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ...


After World War II, as Tokyo expanded rapidly and modern transportation allowed longer commutes, the lack of available land in Tokyo Prefecture led to the rapid development of Saitama Prefecture, whose population has nearly tripled since 1960. Most of the cities in the prefecture are closely connected to downtown Tokyo by metropolitan rail, and operate largely as residential and commercial suburbs of Tokyo. Jump to: navigation, search World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Geography

Saitama Prefecture is bordered by Tokyo, Chiba, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Nagano, and Yamanashi. Jump to: navigation, search Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... Chiba Prefecture (千葉県 Chiba-ken) is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu Island, Japan. ... Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県; Ibaraki-ken) is located in the Kanto region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken) is a located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu, Japan. ... Gunma Prefecture (or Gumma) (群馬県; Gunma-ken) is located in the Kanto region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Nagano Prefecture (長野県; Nagano-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ... Yamanashi Prefecture (山梨県 Yamanashi-ken) is located in the Chubu region on Honshu island, Japan. ...


Cities


Ageo (Japanese: 上尾市; -shi) is a city located in Japan. ... Asaka (Japanese: 朝霞市; -shi) is a city located in Japan. ... Float in Night Festival, Chichibu Chichibu (秩父市 Chichibu-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Fujimi (富士見市 Fujimi-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Fukaya (深谷市 Fukaya-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Gyōda (行田市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Hannō (飯能市 Hannō-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Hanyū (羽生市 Hanyō-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Hasuda (Japanese: 蓮田市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan, and founded on October 1, 1972. ... Hatogaya (Japanese: 鳩ヶ谷市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Hidaka (Japanese: 日高市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Higashimatsuyama (東松山市 Higashimatsuyama-shi; literally East Matsuyama) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Honjō (本庄市 Honjō-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Iruma (入間市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, on the island of Honshu, Japan. ... Kamifukuoka (上福岡市 Kamifukuoka-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Kasukabe (Japanese: 春日部市; -shi) is a city located in eastern Saitama, Japan, approximately 30 kilometers north of Tokyo. ... Kawagoes shops, temples and tower retain a feeling of the Edo period Kawagoe (Japanese: 川越市; -shi) is city located in Saitama, Japan and is about a 35-minute train ride from Tokyo. ... Kawaguchi (川口市 Kawaguchi-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Kazo (Japanese: 加須市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Kitamoto (Japanese: 北本市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Koshigaya (越谷市 Koshigaya-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Kounosu (Japanese: 鴻巣市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... The term Kuki refers to an ethnic entity that spreads out in a contiguous region in Northeast India, Northwest Burma (Myanmar), and the Chittagong Hill tracts in Bangladesh. ... Kumagaya (Japanese: 熊谷市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan and part of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Misato (Japanese: 三郷市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Niiza (Japanese: 新座市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Okegawa (Japanese: 桶川市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Saitama (Japanese: さいたま市; -shi) is the capital and the most populous city of Saitama Prefecture in Japan. ... Sakado (Japanese: 坂戸市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Satte (Japanese: 幸手市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Sayama (狭山市; -shi), formerly known as Irumagawa, is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... There is also a Siki in Magnesia, Greece, see Siki, Greece Shiki (志木市 Shiki-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Sōka (草加市 Sōka-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Toda (Japanese: 戸田市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Tokorozawa (Japanese: 所沢市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Tsurugashima (鶴ヶ島市 Tsurugashima-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Wakō (Japanese: 和光市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Warabi (Japanese: 蕨市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Yashio (八潮市 Yashio-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Yoshikawa (吉川市 Yoshikawa-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ...


Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district. A district (郡; gun) was the administrative unit during the period from 1890 to 1923, which is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States, and was ranked at the level below prefecture and above city, town or village. ...

Chichibu (秩父郡; -gun) is a district located in Saitama, Japan. ... Higashichichibu (東秩父村; -mura) is a village located in Chichibu District, Saitama, Japan. ... Minano (皆野町; -machi) is a town located in Chichibu District, Saitama, Japan. ... Nagatoro (長瀞町; -machi) is a town located in Chichibu District, Saitama, Japan. ... Ogano (小鹿野町; -machi) is a town located in Chichibu District, Saitama, Japan. ... Ryōkami (両神村; -mura) is a village located in Chichibu District, Saitama, Japan. ... Yokoze (横瀬町; -machi) is a town located in Chichibu District, Saitama, Japan. ... Hiki (比企郡; -gun) is a district located in Saitama, Japan. ... Hatoyama (鳩山町; -machi) is a town located in Hiki District, Saitama, Japan. ... Kawajima (川島町; -machi) is a town located in Hiki District, Saitama, Japan. ... Namegawa (滑川町; -machi) is a town located in Hiki District, Saitama, Japan. ... Ogawa (小川町; -machi) is a town located in Hiki District, Saitama, Japan. ... Ranzan (嵐山町; -machi) is a town located in Hiki District, Saitama, Japan. ... Tamagawa (玉川村; -mura) is a village located in Hiki District, Saitama, Japan. ... Tokigawa (都幾川村; -mura) is a village located in Hiki District, Saitama, Japan. ... Yoshimi (吉見町; -machi) is a town located in Hiki District, Saitama, Japan. ... Iruma (入間郡; -gun) is a district located in Saitama, Japan. ... Miyoshi (三芳町; -machi) is a town located in Iruma District, Saitama, Japan. ... Moroyama (毛呂山町; -machi) is a town located in Iruma District, Saitama, Japan. ... Categories: Towns in Saitama Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Ōi (大井町; -machi) is a town located in Iruma District, Saitama, Japan. ... Kitaadachi (北足立郡; -gun) is a district located in Saitama, Japan. ... Fukiage (吹上町; -machi) is a town located in Kitaadachi District, Saitama, Japan. ... Ina (伊奈町; -machi) is a town located in Kitaadachi District, Saitama, Japan. ... Kitakatsushika (北葛飾郡; -gun) is a district located in Saitama, Japan. ... Kurihashi (栗橋町; -machi) is a town located in Kitakatsushika District, Saitama, Japan. ... Matsubushi (松伏町; -machi) is a town located in Kitakatsushika District, Saitama, Japan. ... Shōwa (庄和町; -machi) is a town located in Kitakatsushika District, Saitama, Japan. ... Sugito (杉戸町; -machi) is a town located in Kitakatsushika District, Saitama, Japan. ... Washimiya (鷲宮町; -machi) is a town located in Kitakatsushika District, Saitama, Japan. ... Kitasaitama (北埼玉郡; -gun) is a district located in Saitama, Japan. ... Kawasato (川里町; -machi) is a town located in Kitasaitama District, Saitama, Japan. ... Kisai (騎西町; -machi) is a town located in Kitasaitama District, Saitama, Japan. ... Kitakawabe (北川辺町; -machi) is a town located in Kitasaitama District, Saitama, Japan. ... Minamikawara (南河原村; -mura) is a village located in Kitasaitama District, Saitama, Japan. ... Kodama (児玉郡; -gun) is a district located in Saitama, Japan. ... Kamiizumi (神泉村; -mura) is a village located in Kodama District, Saitama, Japan. ... Kamikawa (神川町; -machi) is a town located in Kodama District, Saitama, Japan. ... Kamisato (上里町; -machi) is a town located in Kodama District, Saitama, Japan. ... Kodama (児玉町; -machi) is a town located in Kodama District, Saitama, Japan. ... Misato (Japanese: 三郷市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Minamisaitama (南埼玉郡; -gun) is a district located in Saitama, Japan. ... Miyashiro (宮代町; -machi) is a town located in Minamisaitama District, Saitama, Japan. ... Shiraoka (白岡町; -machi) is a town located in Minamisaitama District, Saitama, Japan. ... Shōbu (菖蒲町; -machi) is a town located in Minamisaitama District, Saitama, Japan. ... Hanazono (花園町; -machi) is a town located in Ōsato District, Saitama, Japan. ... Kawamoto (川本町; -machi) is a town located in Ōsato District, Saitama, Japan. ... Kōnan (江南町; -machi) is a town located in Ōsato District, Saitama, Japan. ... Menuma (妻沼町; -machi) is a town located in Ōsato District, Saitama, Japan. ... Okabe (岡部町; -machi) is a town located in Ōsato District, Saitama, Japan. ... Yorii (寄居町; -machi) is a town located in Ōsato District, Saitama, Japan. ...

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Sister-city exchanges

Saitama prefecture has a number of sister city relationships with states and a province as listed below (in chronological order).

The United Mexican States, or Mexico, is a federal republic, comprising 31 states. ... Telamones at Tula, Hidalgo While many city-states, kingdoms, and empires competed with one another for power and prestige, Mexico had four major, unifying civilizations: The Olmec, Teotihuacan, Toltec, and the Mexica. ... Jump to: navigation, search Shanxi (Chinese: 山西; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shan-hsi; Postal System Pinyin: Shansi) is a northern province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... In the technical terminology of political science the PRC was a communist state for much of the 20th century, and is still considered a communist state by many, though not all, political scientists. ... Jump to: navigation, search Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Nickname: Sunshine State/Smart State Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Governor Premier Const. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George Voinovich (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Surrounding but excluding the national capital Berlin, Brandenburg is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ...

Tourism

As mentioned in “History”, most of the cities in the prefecture are closely connected with downtown Tokyo by railroad, and those cities are characterized as "bedroom communities" (“Bed Town” in Japanese English) of Tokyo. This is also the case with much of Western Chiba prefecture. Chiba Prefecture (千葉県 Chiba-ken) is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu Island, Japan. ...


Therefore when compared with other neighboring prefectures such as Kanagawa prefecture (known for Yokohama and Kamakura) and the metropolis of Tokyo, Saitama does not have much to offer in the way of tourism. Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県; Kanagawa-ken) is a geographic and political area located in the Kanto region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Japans tallest building, the Landmark Tower, is in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama. ... Kamakura can refer to: The city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan The Kamakura Shogunate period in the History of Japan The Kamakura family name in Japan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Jump to: navigation, search Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ...


Most of the popular tourist sites in Saitama are located in the northwestern part of the prefecture, which is known as “Chichibu Region”. This region mostly consists of a hilly and moderately mountainous area, and it is surrounded by a rich natural environment. This region is very popular among the residents of Saitama and neighboring prefectures for short trips, for it is easily accessible via the railroad network. Categories: Cities in Saitama Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ...


Tourist spots

  • Omiya Bonsai Village (大宮盆栽村, Bonsai, Saitama city (さいたま市大宮区盆栽町))
Omiya Bonsai Village was established in 1925 by a group of professional bonsai gardeners who originally lived around Dango-Zaka (Hongo) area in Tokyo and emigrated from there due to the crucial damages caused by the Great Kantō earthquake in 1923. Today Bonsai Village nurses hundreds of thousands of bonsai trees (bonsai pots) in a site of about 330,000 square meters. It is known as a Mecca of bonsai at home and abroad, and number of bonsai devotees visit there from all over the world. This area is also known as a very popular tourist spot among foreign people.
Bonsai Village consists of about ten privately owned bonsai gardens, and it is famous that the current residence indication itself is also “Bonsai”. The community members of Bonsai Village used to have some unique rules among them (especially when they found there), such as “Each members must bring up more than 10 pots of bonsai.”, ”Each members must open their gardens to the public.”, Each members must build the fence of quickset hedge”, “To construct the height of more than two story buildings are strictly regulated.” and so on (of course these rules had already become invalid, for this area is also located in the commuter belt to Tokyo today).
Annually Bonsai Village holds “Great Bonsai Festival” from May third to fifth. And this area is packed with many bonsai devotees from all over Japan during this festival.
Bonsai Village is located near “Omiya Koen (大宮公園, Omiya Park)” station at Tobu Noda Line (it takes about 2 minutes from the station on foot), which is connecting with JR Omiya station (JR大宮駅). It is closed on every Thursday (unless the Thursday falls on a national holiday).
(See also "Omiya-ku, Saitama".)
  • Chichibu Shrine
  • Chichibu 34 Kannon Sanctuary
  • Sakitama Fudoki Hill
  • Gyoda City Provincial Museum
  • Iwatsuki Doll Museum
  • Kitain Temple
  • Saitama Super Arena
  • Keyashi-hiroba Park

Jump to: navigation, search 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search A bonsai trident maple growing in the root over rock style. ... Jump to: navigation, search Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... Jump to: navigation, search Great Kanto Earthquake The Great Kanto Earthquake (関東大震災 Kantō daishinsai) struck the Kanto plain on the Japanese main island of Honshu at 11:58 on the morning of September 1, 1923. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Noda Line (Japanese: 野田線 Noda Sen) is a 62. ... Approximate areas that the JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu Companies cover. ... Omiya (大宮区; -ku) is a ward of Saitama. ... Saitama Super Arena (Japanese: さいたまスーパーアリーナ Saitama SÅ«pā ArÄ«na) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Chuo-ku, Saitama, Saitama, Japan. ...

Events

Float in Night Festival, Chichibu
Float in Night Festival, Chichibu
  • Chichibu Night Festival (秩父夜祭)
This festival is held by “Chichibu Jinja” shrine annually on December second and third, which and has been held for more than 300 years. It is very famous for the parade of the six traditional wooden floats (each one weighing more than 10 tons). It is counted as one of the three big traditional float festivals in Japan (along with Gion Festival (祇園祭) in Kyoto prefecture and Hida-Takayama Festival (飛騨高山祭) in Gifu prefecture).

Night Festival Chichibu, Saitama Saitama prefecture Kanto Honshu Japan I took this photograph and contribute my interest in it to the public domain. ... Night Festival Chichibu, Saitama Saitama prefecture Kanto Honshu Japan I took this photograph and contribute my interest in it to the public domain. ... Jump to: navigation, search This page is about the city Kyoto. ... Gifu is the name of several places: Gifu Prefecture, (Japan) Gifu City, (Japan) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

  • Kobaton (コバトン)
“Kobaton” is a mascot of the prefecture which was made in the motif of Shirako-bato (Eurasian collared dove), the prefectural symbol bird. Kobaton was made originally as a mascot of the fifty ninth annual national athletic meeting held in the prefecture in 2004. Since it became very popular among the residents through the promotion campaign of the athletic meeting, he (or she ?) has inaugurated as a mascot of the prefecture in 2005, in succession to the athletic meeting. When Kobaton was inaugurated, the prefectural government held the inauguration ceremony for him/her, and handed a letter of appointment from the governor. [1]

External links

  • Official Saitama Prefecture homepage
  Saitama Prefecture Symbol of Saitama Prefecture
Saitama City
Chuo-ku | Iwatsuki-ku | Kita-ku | Midori-ku | Minami-ku | Minuma-ku | Nishi-ku | Omiya-ku | Sakura-ku | Urawa-ku
Cities
Ageo | Asaka | Chichibu | Fujimi | Fujimino | Fukaya | Gyoda | Hanno | Hanyu | Hasuda | Hatogaya | Hidaka | Higashimatsuyama | Honjo | Iruma | Kasukabe | Kawagoe | Kawaguchi | Kazo | Kitamoto | Koshigaya | Kounosu | Kuki | Kumagaya | Misato | Niiza | Okegawa | Saitama (capital) | Sakado | Satte | Sayama | Shiki | Soka | Toda | Tokorozawa | Tsurugashima | Wako | Warabi | Yashio | Yoshikawa
Districts
Chichibu | Hiki | Iruma | Kitaadachi | Kitakatsushika | Kitasaitama | Kodama | Minamisaitama | Osato
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit
Prefectures of Japan Flag of Japan
Aichi | Akita | Aomori | Chiba | Ehime | Fukui | Fukuoka | Fukushima | Gifu | Gunma | Hiroshima | Hokkaido | Hyogo | Ibaraki | Ishikawa | Iwate | Kagawa | Kagoshima | Kanagawa | Kochi | Kumamoto | Kyoto | Mie | Miyagi | Miyazaki | Nagano | Nagasaki | Nara | Niigata | Oita | Okayama | Okinawa | Osaka | Saga | Saitama | Shiga | Shimane | Shizuoka | Tochigi | Tokushima | Tokyo | Tottori | Toyama | Wakayama | Yamagata | Yamaguchi | Yamanashi
Regions of Japan
Hokkaido | Tohoku | Kantō | Chubu (Hokuriku - Koshinetsu - Tokai) | Kansai | Chugoku | Shikoku | Kyushu
Major Cities (Cities designated by government ordinance)
23 wards of Tokyo | Chiba | Fukuoka | Hiroshima | Kawasaki | Kitakyushu | Kobe | Kyoto | Nagoya | Osaka | Saitama | Sapporo | Sendai | Shizuoka | Yokohama

  Results from FactBites:
 
Saitama Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (800 words)
This prefecture is part of the Greater Tokyo Area, and most of Saitama's cities can be described as suburbs of Tokyo, to which floods of residents commute each day.
Saitama prefecture was formerly part of the old Musashi Province, which included Tokyo and other areas as well.
Saitama Prefecture is bordered by Tokyo, Chiba, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Nagano, and Yamanashi.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m