Saitama Prefecture

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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]

History[change | edit source]

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

Geography[change | edit source]

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.

Cities[change | edit source]

National Parks[change | edit source]

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

Shrines and Temples[change | edit source]

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

Friendship Cities[change | edit source]

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  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; retrieved 2012-3-14.

Other websites[change | edit source]

Media related to Saitama prefecture at Wikimedia Commons