[Profile of Saitama City]

[City Overview]

Saitama City is the prefectural capital located in the southeastern area of Saitama Prefecture. Historically, the city developed as a post-station town along Nakasendo Road. Today, it is a strategic traffic point of eastern Japan and a crossroads for JR lines, private railway lines, and five Shinkansen lines including the Tohoku and Joetsu lines.
Saitama City was born on May 1, 2001, with the merging of the three cities formerly known as Urawa, Omiya and Yono. On April 1, 2003, it became the 13th government designated city in Japan. In addition, through the merger with the former Iwatsuki city on April 1, 2005, Saitama City will strive to pave the road toward the future as a core city of the Kanto area.
Saitama City Map

[City Symbol]
City Symbol
The Saitama City symbol is based on the initial letter S and signifies the people's vivid activities advancing towards the delightful future. The arcs that surround the S symbolize a growing city that warmly embraces its citizens, as well as extending harmony and peace. The base color green suggests harmony with affluent nature as represented by the Minuma Rice Fields.

[City Tree, City Flower, and City Flowering Tree]
Zelkova photograph
City Tree: Zelkova
Primrose photograph
City Flower: Primrose
Cherry blossom photograph
City Flowering Tree: Cherry Blossom

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6-4-4 Tokiwa, Urawa Ward, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture