Outstanding railway museum by JR East.
4.1 / 5
Saitama is primarily a residential city, and a big proportion of its population of over a million commutes to Tokyo for work. This contributes largely to Omiya Station being a major train hub in the area. The station serves the Tohoku Shinkansen, Joetsu Shinkansen and many suburban train lines, making it one of the busiest in the Kanto Region.
Although not known in particular as a tourist destination, the city does have some places of interest such as The Railway Museum and the Omiya Bonsai Village, a leading district in Japan for the promotion and production of bonsai (potted miniature plants).