Urawa/Kita-Urawa area

PICKUP SPOTSRecommended spots in this area

Saitama European Vegetables

Saitama European Vegetable Society was established in 2013, spurred by the queries of a local chef, "Can it be possible to grow unique French and Italian vegetables that are not cultivated in Japan?" Today, it has developed into one of Japan's leading production areas, shipping about 70 types of vegetables. Since 2016, the Saitama European Vegetable Cooking Contest has been held, where young chefs compete. In the City, you can enjoy not only Italian and French food, but also Japanese food and Chinese food with local production for local consumption.

Urawa Art Museum “27th Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava in Japan”

Because many cultural figures and artists moved to the Urawa area after the Great Kanto Earthquake, it was once said that "Writers live in Kamakura and painters live in Urawa". This is a museum where works of such local artists and artworks related to books form the pillars of the collection. It only holds special exhibitions, and from 10 July (Sat) to 29 August (Sun), it will hold the "Bratislava World Picture Book Original Painting Exhibition-Hello (Ahoj)! New Picture Books from Czech Republic and Slovakia"! This is a commemorative exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of exchange between Czechoslovakia and Japan in 2020.

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Urawa Art Museum

Tsuki-jinja Shrine

The letter ""調"" is read as ""月=Tsuki"" and the Shrine is nicknamed ""Tsuki-no-miya"" in the local area. Tsuki Shrine has no torii gate, which is rare in Japan. In addition, a stone statue of a rabbit is enshrined instead of a guardian dog. It is said that ""調"" and ""月 (moon)i"" came from the same reading. Seeing rabbits in various places such as stone statues, sculptures, and 'ema' wooden plaques is the attraction. According to Tsuki-no-miya Engi, it was founded 2,000 years ago during the time of the 10th Emperor Sujin. Please cleanse your mind and body in the sacred place where Amaterasu Omikami, Toyoukebime, and Susanoo-no-Mikoto are worshipped as deities.

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3-17-25 Kishicho, Urawa-ku, Saitama-shi

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Saitama Tourism and International Relations Bureau

Urawa Tourist Information Center

Located immediately after exiting the central ticket gate of JR Urawa Station in Atre Urawa, a commercial complex directly connected to the east-west connecting passage, the Center supports the comfortable and enjoyable sightseeing of visitors. As we sell souvenirs from Saitama City, you may visit the Tourist Information Center at the beginning or end of your visit. Since we are adjacent to a cafe, we recommend that you slowly plan your sightseeing while going through the pamphlet obtained here.

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Saitama Tourism and International Relations Bureau

The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama

Standing in the lush Kita-Urawa Park, the so-called ""MOMAS"" collects and displays excellent works of art from Japan and overseas, and holds unique and rich exhibitions. This is the first museum designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa, and the lattice-based architecture itself is a sight to see. The collection also includes works by world-famous masters such as Monet, Chagall and Picasso. What is unique here is that it has a large collection of well-designed chairs. Not just seeing, you can enjoy actually sitting on them.

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The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama/Photo: Kazuyuki Matsumoto

Besshonuma Park

Eel is a specialty of Urawa's food, but it comes from the fact that there were many swamps in the locality. Besshonuma Park, which is part of the Park is one of such swamps. Moreover, you can still enjoy swamp fishing. Around the swamp, trees such as metasequoia native to China and bald cypress native to North America grow abundantly, and there are also walk and trim courses. There is plenty of children's play equipment, such as jungle gyms and slides, and there is also a square where children can run around freely, so it is perfect for parents and children.

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Saitama Tourism and International Relations Bureau

Urawa Unagi(Eel)

Broiled eel is a part of the traditional Japanese food culture. During the Edo period, Urawa prospered as a station inn on Nakasendo, and since there were many swamps and rivers around it as a habitat for unagi eels, these were offered to the daimyo entourage and travelers who stopped over. This is said to be the start of the famous Urawa eels. Even today, Urawa has long-established stores since the Edo period that inherit handicraft techniques such as cutting, skewering, grilling, and sauce-making. These are designated as a traditional industry of the City along with dolls of Iwatsuki and bonsai of Omiya.

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Saitama Tourism and International Relations Bureau

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Map of Urawa Station West&Exit Shopping Mall/Restaurants

Published by the Association of shops around Urawa Station, this illustrated map is very helpful to see the shopping malls, restaurants, as well as the highlights of the area including historic sites and famous places at a glance. The latest version of the map can be downloaded from the official website of the Urawa Shopping Malls Association. The latest version works in conjunction with the "Google Maps Route Guidance" function, and when you click or tap the shop you want to go to on the map, the route from your current location is displayed. Please make use of it for walking around the city to discover the charms of Urawa.

Urawa Art Museum “27th Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava in Japan”

Because many cultural figures and artists moved to the Urawa area after the Great Kanto Earthquake, it was once said that ""Writers live in Kamakura and painters live in Urawa"". This is a museum where works of such local artists and artworks related to books form the pillars of the collection. It only holds special exhibitions, and from 10 July (Sat) to 29 August (Sun), it will hold the ""Bratislava World Picture Book Original Painting Exhibition-Hello (Ahoj)! New Picture Books from Czech Republic and Slovakia""! This is a commemorative exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of exchange between Czechoslovakia and Japan in 2020.

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Urawa Art Museum

Urawa Beer Stadium

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