Not only is Saitama Prefecture home to a great number of historically-important shrines and temples, Hikawa Shrine and its 2,400 years of history first among them, it also boasts the city of Kawagoe, where travelers can wander streets rich in the atmosphere of the Edo era. There are also places to experience the grandeur of nature. Nagatoro Valley will have you enjoying outdoor activities like canoeing and rafting, and Hitsujiyama Park presents the viewer with a horizon-to-horizon carpet of over 400,000 vibrantly-blooming moss phlox flowers.

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