Places you can enjoy for free on Saitama Day

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Yoshimi Sports Park

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


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


10 comments on “Places you can enjoy for free on Saitama Day

    1. Elle Post author

      Me too! That’s what spurred this post. Last year I saw some great comments and posts AFTER Saitama day and I was thinking; if only I knew! But sheez these types of posts take me forever. I’ve another 20ish locations and events, but I lost momentum and typing power!! As always, thanks for commenting 🙂

  1. nanorie

    Oh, didn’t know there was such a thing as Saitama day hahah. Will definitely check some places out, thanks for the tip!

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    1. Elle Post author

      hehe! I only found out last year about Tobu zoo and so this year I researched all the places that offer free in and/or discounts.

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    1. Elle Post author

      Thank you for the lovely comment, Robert. And for stopping by.

      What a wonderful, insightful, detailed blog you have, makes me want to visit Shizuoka again!



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