Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県, Saitama-ken) is a prefecture in the Kantō region of Japan on the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Saitama.
History[change | change source]
Saitama Prefecture was formerly part of the old Musashi Province.
Geography[change | change source]
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 | change source]
National Parks[change | change source]
National Parks are established in about 33% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and Temples[change | change source]
Hikawa jinja is the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. 
Friendship Cities[change | change source]
- Mexico Estado (2 Oct.1979)
- China Shanxi (27 Oct. 1982)
- Australia Queensland (27 Oct. 1984)
- United States of America Ohio (22 Oct. 1990)
- Deutschland Brandenburg (26 Aug. 1998)
Related pages[change | change source]
- Provinces of Japan
- Prefectures of Japan
- List of regions of Japan
- List of islands of Japan
- Urawa Red Diamonds
- Omiya Ardija
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Saitama prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 808; "Kantō" at p. 479.
- ↑ Saitama City Profile, overview. Retrieved 2012-3-15.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- ↑ Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture". Retrieved 2012-3-13.
- ↑ "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-3-14.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Saitama prefecture at Wikimedia Commons