Saitama Prefecture

prefecture of Japan

Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県, Saitama-ken) is a prefecture in the Kantō region of Japan on the island of Honshu.[1] The capital is the city of Saitama.[2]

Map of Japan with Saitama Prefecture highlighted


Saitama Prefecture was formerly part of the old Musashi Province.[3]


Map of Saitama Prefecture

Saitama is in the Kantō region. The prefecture shares borders with Chiba Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture, Nagano,Tochigi Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture and Tokyo.


National ParksEdit

National Parks are established in about 33% of the total land area of the prefecture.[4]

Shrines and TemplesEdit

Hikawa jinja is the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. [5]

Friendship CitiesEdit

Related pagesEdit


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Saitama prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 808; "Kantō" at p. 479.
  2. Saitama City Profile, overview. Retrieved 2012-3-15.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture". Retrieved 2012-3-13.
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-3-14.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Saitama prefecture at Wikimedia Commons