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Traditional Crafts & Souvenirs

Saitama Prefecture has many traditional crafts nurtured by regional culture and history
which are carried on in people's lives even now.

Saitama Specialties Sightseeing Center "Sopia"

Sopia sells over 950 different souvenirs representing Saitama. In addition to staples such as Sōka Sembei, sweet potato confectionaries from "Little Edo" Kawagoe, delicious Sayama Tea, and local sake, this also includes popular goods made in the prefecture such as traditional crafts and goods for the Saitama Prefecture mascot character "Kobaton". Find what you're looking for here, as a gift, souvenir, memento, or a present for friends outside of Japan.

1-7-5 Sakuragi-chō, Omiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Postal Code: 330-8669
Sonic City Building 2nd Floor (Next to the Passport Center)
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00
Closed: Sundays & Holidays (New Year's Holiday)
TEL: 048-647-4108 FAX: 048-647-4109

Saitama Prefecture Antenna Shop

Antenna Shop from Saitama Prefecture has appeared even in Shinjuku and Nihonbashi.
Confectionaries and crafts gathered from across Saitama Prefecture can all be found here!
Come in, and find the latest tourism information too!

Natural Lawson
Shinjuku Ekinishi Shop

1-13-12 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Nishishinjuku Showa Building 1st Floor
(5 minute walk from Shinjuku Station West Exit)

Natural Lawson
Tokyo Nihonbashi Icchōme Shop

1-7-9 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
(1 minute walk from Tokyo Metro
"Nihonbashi Station" or "Mitsukoshimae Station")

Saitama Prefecture Local Sake

Come enjoy local sake which has the taste of Saitama, the finest area for sake in the Tokyo area.

Sayama Tea

Sayama Tea can't be missed if you're going to Saitama. Come enjoy the taste of this tea, known by the song lyrics "Shizuoka may have the finest color, and Uji the finest fragrance, but none compare to the flavor of Sayama Tea".

Udon

The cultivation of reliably high quality wheat thrives in Saitama, making use of the long hours of sunlight that shine on the prefecture. Udon using wheat grown in Saitama is truly the representative taste of Saitama.

Cloisonne

"Shippoyaki" cloisonne features distinctive colors and an elegant luster. It is a traditional craft representative of Japan, popular for use on dishes, flower vases, and accessories.

Soka Sembei (rice crackers)

Soka Sembei have a stiff and crispy texture, and are a traditional treat from Saitama, popular since the Edo Era.

Sweet Potato Confectionaries

Kawagoe, Saitama has been known as a production region of high quality sweet potatoes since the Edo Era. Potato crackers and other sweet potato confectionaries using Saitama sweet potatoes are a traditional treat of the prefecture.