Category Archives: Prefectural Day

Saitama Day special train passes already on sale

You can already purchase the one day “all-you-can-ride” (乗り放題) train discount tickets for Saitama day, this Thursday November 14th, at participating train stations.  The prices are summarised by railway below. A child fare is required for children from age 6 up. Children under the age of 6 are free.

Seibu Railway

Adult: 460 yen
Child: 230 yen
Available for purchase from the 8th to the 14th of November

Tobu Railway

Adult: 460 yen
Child: 230 yen
Available for purchase from the 8th to the 14th of November

Saitama New Urban Transit (New Shuttle)

Adult: 400 yen
Child: 200 yen
Available for purchase from the 8th to the 14th of November

Chichibu Railway

Adult: 1000 yen
Child: 500 yen
Available for purchase on the 14th of November

Saitama High Speed Rail

Adult: 660 yen
Child: 330 yen
Available for purchase on the 14th of November

Tsukuba Express

Adult: 2,300 yen
Child: 680 yen
Available for purchase on the 14th of November

EVEN MORE places with free entry on Saitama Day (Best savings)

PLEASE BE AWARE THIS WAS POSTED IN 2013. THE MAIN ARTICLE WAS UPDATED AND EACH PLACE WAS CONFIRMED, THIS ONE WAS NOT.

Yesterday, I posted 10 locations that are usually fee paying that you can enter for free on the annual Saitama Prefecture day on the 14th of November. Here are another three, with the best savings, as the entry fee is normally 1000 yen or higher.

Tobu Zoo

Free entry for children upto 18 years old, its normally 1500 yen for children over 12 and 700 yen for children from 3 to 12 years old. You need to show proof of address at the ticket gate. They also offer free entry to people from Ibaraki on Ibaraki Prefectural day November 13th, Gunma people on Gunma day 28th of October and Tokyo people on Tokyo day 1st of October.

Opening hours: 9.30 to 17.30
Address: 110 Suga, Miyashiro, Minami Saitama, Saitama 345-0831
TEL: +81 480-93-1200
URL: http://www.tobuzoo.com/

Seibuen Amusement Park (Hello Kitty Fairytale town)

Free entry to the grounds (rides are not free), the usual price is 1000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children over 3. They also have discounted their “one day free ticket” which does include rides. The adult ticket which is normally 3,200 will be available for 1,600. The child pass will be available for 1,350. It is usually 2,700. Saitama’s mascot “Kobaton” will be in the park on Prefecture day at 10.00, 13.00 and 15.00.

Opening hours: 10.00 to 17.00
Address: 2964 Yamaguchi, Tokorozawa City, Saitama 345-0831
TEL: (04)2922-1371
URL: http://www.seibuen-yuuenchi.jp/index.html

Midori no naka no Family land, Musashi no Mura

Free entry to the amusement park (does not include rides) for 4 DAYS from November 14th to 17th. The fee is normally 1,100 yen for adults and 600 for children from 3 up. They are also offering lowered “free passes”; an adult pass will have 700 yen off and the child’s pass will be 600 yen cheaper than normal.

Opening hours: 9.30 to 16.30
Address: 1700-1 Shidami, Kazo, Saitama Prefecture 347-0042
TEL: +81 480-61-4126
URL: http://www.musashinomura.co.jp/event/index.html#e004

Places you can enjoy for free on Saitama Day

WRITTEN IN 2013, but the places are the same year on year.

Saitama Prefectural day is on the 14th of November each year. Many venues and locations offer free entry to their attractions on this day.  You can also get special day tickets for the trains within Saitama.  Below is a list of ten places, selected at random, you can enjoy for free on Saitama Day annually.   Opening hours, address and phone number &/or official URL for each place provided for each place, below this google MyMap where each place is plotted.




 

Saitama Children’s Zoo

Free entry to the zoo and the children’s castle

Opening hours: 9.30 to 17.00 (last entry 16.00)
Address: 554 Iwadono, Higashimatsuyama-shi, Saitama 355-0065
TEL: 0493-35-1234
URL: http://www.parks.or.jp/sczoo/

Saitama Museum of Rivers

Entry to the grounds, to the water playground and parking are all free

Opening hours: 10.00 to 16.00 (grounds are open from 9.00 to 17.00)
Address: 39 Kozono, Yorii, Osato District, Saitama Prefecture 369-1217, Japan
TEL: :+81 48-581-7333
URL: http://www.river-museum.jp/

Saitama Aquarium

Free entry to the aquarium

Opening hours: 9.30 to 17.00
Address: 751-1 Mitakaya, Hanyu City, Saitama 348-0011
TEL: 048-565-1010 FAX 048-565-2768
URL: http://www.parks.or.jp/suizokukan/access.html

Tokorozawa Aviation Museum

Free entry to the facilities

Opening Hours: 9.30 to 17.00 (last entry 16.30)
Address: 1-13 Namiki, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-0042
TEL: 04-2998-4388
URL: http://www.parks.or.jp/tokorozawa-kokuu/

Skip City Visual Plaza

You can enter the museum for free. They usually also have free showings of movies.

Opening hours: 9.30 to 17.00
Address: Sai no kuni Visual Plaza, 2nd Floor, Visual Museum, 3-12-63 Kamiaoki, Kawaguchi, Saitama 333-0844, Japan
TEL : 81-48-265-2500 / FAX : 81-48-265-2628
URL: http://www.skipcity.jp/english/access/index.html

Ogawa Genki Plaza

Free entry into the facilities, free access to the planetarium.

Opening hours: 9.30 to 17.30
Address: 561 Kiroko, Ogawa Town, Saitama, 355-0337
TEL: 0493-72-2220 | FAX 0493-71-1043
URL: http://ogawagenki.com/

Kawaguchi Science Museum

Free entrance into the Science Exhibitions

Opening hours: 9.30 to 17.00
Address: (Inside Skip City) 3-12-18 Kamiaoki, Kawaguchi, Saitama 333-0844
TEL: 048-262-8431
URL: http://www.kawaguchi.science.museum

Kawagoe Festival Museum

Free entry

Opening hours: 9.30 to 17.30 (last entry 17.00)
Address: 2-1-10 Motomachi, Kawagoe City, Saitama 350-0062
TEL: 049-225-2727 FAX.049-227-5001
URL: http://kawagoematsuri.jp/matsurimuseum/

Saitama Museum of Literature

Free entry

Opening hours: 10.00 to 17.30
Address: 1 Chome-5-9 Wakamiya, Okegawa, Saitama Prefecture 363-0022, Japan
TEL: +81 48-789-1515
URL: http://www.saitama-bungakukan.org/

ADDED IN 2015

Yoshimi Sports Park

Sports facilities free to use. You need to book in advance.

URL: http://yoshimi-park.com/

REPLACED:Aqua Paradise Patio, You can enter the pool for free, for an unlimited time. Opening hours: 10.00 to 21.00
Address: 763 Kashiai, Fukaya, Saitama Prefecture 366-0816, Japan
Phone: +81 48-574-5000
URL: http://www.patio.or.jp/index.php