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How to get from Tokyo to Saitama

Multiple train lines run between Tokyo and Saitama City. Of particular usefulness are the JR Saikyo, JR Keihin-Tohoku, JR Takasaki, JR Utsunomiya and JR Shonan-Shinjuku Lines that connect Saitama's main transportation hub Omiya Station with major stations in central Tokyo.

By JR Takasaki or Utsunomiya Line (Ueno-Tokyo Line)

Tokyo Station and Saitama's Omiya Stations are connected by frequently departing trains along the JR Takasaki and JR Utsunomiya Lines (30 minutes, 570 yen one way), also known as JR Ueno-Tokyo Line. The trains also stop at Shinagawa and Ueno Stations. The parallel running JR Keihin-Tohoku Line requires almost twice the time because it serves more stations along the way.

By JR Shonan Shinjuku Line or Saikyo Line

Frequent trains along the JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line and rapid trains along the JR Saikyo Line travel from Tokyo's Shinjuku Station to Saitama's Omiya Station in about 30 minutes (480 yen one way). The trains also stop at Shibuya and Ikebukuro Stations.

By shinkansen

The shinkansen takes 25 minutes to reach Omiya from Tokyo Station. The one way fare is 1660 yen for an unreserved seats or around 3000 yen for a reserved seat. As such, it is not recommended except to JR pass holders.

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Getting around

Saitama is served by several train lines that run through the city and converge at its main transportation hub, Omiya Station. From here, the Tobu Noda Line offers a convenient way to get to many of Saitama's tourist attractions. There is also the New Shuttle which runs north from Omiya Station, most notably providing transport to The Railway Museum.

Suica and Pasmo prepaid cards, as well as eight IC cards from other major cities of Japan, can be used on all trains in Saitama City.

Good walkers can also explore the city on foot: Omiya Park is about a 20-30 minute walk northeast of Omiya Station. An additional 15 minute walk in the same direction takes you to the Bonsai Village. The Railway Museum is a 30 minute walk north of Omiya Station or about 20 minutes west of Omiya Park.

Hotels around Saitama

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    • Rainbow guesthouse ݐ
      Budget-friendly
      Rainbow guesthouse ݐ offers accommodation in Saitama. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Every room includes a private bathroom equipped with a bidet. Extras include slippers and free toiletries. Rainbow guesthouse ݐ features free WiFi throughout the property. You will find a private kitchen at the property. Saitama Super Arena is a 10-minute train ride and walk from Rainbow guesthouse, while Omiya Station is 6 minutes away by train. Ikebukuro Station is 25 minutes away by train. Saitama Stadium is 9 km from Rainbow guesthouse ݐ, while NACK5 Stadium Omiya is 6 km from the property. Tokyo Haneda International Airport is 37 km away.
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    • eeGee STAY Omiya
      Budget-friendly
      Situated conveniently in the Omiya Ward district of Saitama, eeGee STAY Omiya is set 3.3 km from Saitama Super Arena, 11 km from Saitama Stadium 2002 and 1.2 km from Hikawa Shrine. The property is located 2.1 km from The Railway Museum. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi is available throughout the property. The units in the capsule hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. At eeGee STAY Omiya all rooms come with a private bathroom. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Omiya Sonic City, NACK5 Stadium Omiya and Omiya Park Zoo. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 41 km from eeGee STAY Omiya.
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    • Super Hotel Premier Saitama Higashiguchi
      Luxury
      Set in Saitama and with Saitama Super Arena reachable within 3.2 km, Super Hotel Premier Saitama Higashiguchi offers express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a bar, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge. The property is situated 11 km from Saitama Stadium 2002, 1.5 km from Omiya Park Zoo and 1.8 km from The Railway Museum. The hotel has family rooms. Buffet and Full English/Irish breakfast options are available every morning at the hotel. Super Hotel Premier Saitama also features a wellness area, where guests can make the most of facilities like a hot spring bath. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Hikawa Shrine, Omiya Sonic City and NACK5 Stadium Omiya. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 41 km from Super Hotel Premier Saitama Higashiguchi.
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    • Candeo Hotels Omiya
      Luxury
      Candeo Hotels Omiya features air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TV in the Omiya Ward district of Saitama. The property is located 2.2 km from Saitama Super Arena, 12 km from Saitama Stadium 2002 and 500 metres from Omiya Sonic City. The accommodation provides a hot tub, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi throughout the property. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. Guest rooms include a private bathroom, slippers and bed linen. A buffet breakfast is available daily at Candeo Hotels Omiya. The accommodation offers 4-star accommodation with a sauna. The Railway Museum is 2.1 km from Candeo Hotels Omiya, while Hikawa Shrine is 2.2 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 41 km from the hotel.
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    • Royal Pines Hotel Urawa
      Luxury
      The Royal Pines Hotel Urawa features 8 restaurants, including a top-floor caf? and its own pastry shop. It has a 24-hour reception and a hairdressing salon, while free WiFi is available property-wide. Urawa Station is only a 5-minute walk away. JR Tokyo and Ikebukuro train stations are respectively a 24 and 18-minute train ride from Urawa Station. Air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and a safe. A trouser press and an electric kettle are provided. The en suite bathroom comes with a bathtub, shower and toiletries. Certain rooms feature airweave mattresses for guest's comfort. Royal Pines offers currency exchange, dry cleaning services and safety deposit of valuables. It has a garden, and drinks vending machines are on site. The Royal Pines Hotel Urawa has a buffet restaurant, as well as restaurants offering Japanese, Chinese or French cuisines. Freshly baked seasonal pastries can be enjoyed at the coffee shop of bakery La Mora, and the Top Lounge offers original cocktails and live piano music at night. Royal Pines Hotel Urawa is a 5-minute train ride away from Saitama-Shintoshin Station featuring Saitama Super Arena. Urawa Station connects with Omiya Station in 7 minutes. Haneda Airport is a 50-minute train ride away, while Narita Airport is a 60-minute train ride from the hotel. Shinjuku, Tokyo and Asakusa train station are a 30-minute train ride away.
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    • Palace Hotel Omiya
      Luxury
      Built in the convention complex Omiya Sonic City, Palace Hotel Omiya offers a fitness centre, restaurants and cafes in the city famous for railways and bonsai culture. Rooms at this property were fully renovated in 2012 and are fitted with Sealy beds. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The hotel is only a 3-minute walk from Omiya Station, which is served by 14 railway lines. Limousin buses to both Haneda and Narita airports are also available at the station. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a fridge, electric kettle, flat-screen TV with satellite channels. For your comfort, slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer are provided. Restaurants at Omiya Palace Hotel include Japanese, Chinese and French. There are 19 banquet and meeting rooms, a fitness centre with an indoor swimming pool and a 24-hour front desk with luggage storage and Currency exchange services at the property. The Railway Museum is a 10-minute train ride away, while The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama is a 20-minute train ride away from Palace Hotel Omiya. Saitama Super Arena and Hikawa Shrine can be reached within 10 minutes by public transport.
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    • Hotel Rafre Saitama
      Mid-range
      Hotel Rafre Saitama is located a 10-minute walk from Saitama-Shintoshin Station. Saitama Super Arena is a 15-minute walk away. Free WiFi is provided in all rooms. Private parking is available at an additional cost. Featuring city views, all rooms are carpeted and decorated with earth-tone colours. The rooms come with air conditioning, an electric kettle, a refrigerator and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom includes a bath, shower, high-tech toilet and free toiletries. Free luggage storage is available at the 24-hour front desk. A hot springs bath, sauna and swimming pool are available at an extra charge. A Japanese and Western buffet spread is provided for breakfast. The property features 3 on-site restaurants where Japanese and Chines cuisine are served. Hikawa Shrine is a 20-minute drive from the property, while Saitama Stadium, a football stadium, is a 25-minute car ride away. Haneda International Airport is an 80-minute train ride from Hotel Rafre Saitama.
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    • Water Hotel Mw (Love Hotel)
      Budget-friendly
      Water Hotel Mw (Love Hotel) is set in Saitama, within 6 km of Saitama Stadium 2002 and 9 km of Osaki Park. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site. The units at the love hotel feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, blu-ray player, and a private bathroom with a hot tub, a hairdryer and free toiletries. The rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle. Water Hotel Mw (Love Hotel) offers a range of wellness facilities including a hot tub and a sauna. Hikawa Shrine is 10 km from the accommodation, while NACK5 Stadium Omiya is 10 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 62 km from Water Hotel Mw (Love Hotel).
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    • Stay Inn Will
      Budget-friendly
      Situated in Saitama, 600 metres from Saitama Stadium 2002, Stay Inn Will features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The property is around 14 km from Saitama Super Arena, 2.8 km from Osaki Park and 11 km from Hikawa Shrine. The hotel has a hot spring bath and a 24-hour front desk. At the hotel, the rooms have a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All rooms at Stay Inn Will have air conditioning and a wardrobe. NACK5 Stadium Omiya is 11 km from the accommodation, while Omiya Park Zoo is 11 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 39 km from Stay Inn Will.
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    • Urawa Washington Hotel
      Mid-range
      Just a 3-minute walk from JR Urawa Station, Urawa Washington Hotel offers rooms with free WiFi and an LCD TV. It features an on-site restaurant. The bright, cosy rooms feature neutral colours, air conditioning and videos on demand. They are fitted with a fridge, an alarm clock and a trouser press. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, and it offers luggage storage. Saitama Super Arena is a 5-minute train ride away. JR Shinjuku Station, JR Tokyo Station and Asakusa Station can be reached within a 30-minute train ride.
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