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Saitama City, you’ll like it!
Saitama City, you’ll like it!
Published: 2015/05/07
Channel: saitama citypr
Saitama vs Genos Fight | One Punch Man (60FPS)
Saitama vs Genos Fight | One Punch Man (60FPS)
Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: 60FpsStation
All about Saitama-Must see spots in Saitama | One Minute Japan Travel Guide
All about Saitama-Must see spots in Saitama | One Minute Japan Travel Guide
Published: 2017/03/13
Channel: Planetyze - Japan Best Spots Travel Guide
Superman Vs Saitama Best Fight Anime 3D Cartoon Which Character is the Strongest..?
Superman Vs Saitama Best Fight Anime 3D Cartoon Which Character is the Strongest..?
Published: 2017/01/02
Channel: M-Dev Design
GOKU VS NARUTO VS LUFFY VS SAITAMA | RAP VERSUS 2018| Feat Ykato, 2ota, Denst, Bastian Cortés
GOKU VS NARUTO VS LUFFY VS SAITAMA | RAP VERSUS 2018| Feat Ykato, 2ota, Denst, Bastian Cortés
Published: 2018/01/14
Channel: Doble Cero
Rap về Saitama - Phan Ann
Rap về Saitama - Phan Ann
Published: 2016/09/03
Channel: Phan Ann
One Punch Man Best Punches English Dub
One Punch Man Best Punches English Dub
Published: 2016/09/20
Channel: Peak Animation
SAITAMA (ONE PUNCH MAN) vs. SUPERMAN | ARCADE MODE! [EPISODE 3]
SAITAMA (ONE PUNCH MAN) vs. SUPERMAN | ARCADE MODE! [EPISODE 3]
Published: 2016/05/22
Channel: Mightyraccoon!
Rap do Saitama (One Punch Man)
Rap do Saitama (One Punch Man)
Published: 2015/11/27
Channel: 7 Minutoz
Saitama vs Jiren - Fan Animation - Dragon ball super vs One Punch Man
Saitama vs Jiren - Fan Animation - Dragon ball super vs One Punch Man
Published: 2017/10/14
Channel: UHG Animation
Exploring Saitama with Shizuka Anderson and MillieFreckles
Exploring Saitama with Shizuka Anderson and MillieFreckles
Published: 2016/08/19
Channel: Odigo Japan
Saitama Takes Hero Test - English Dub - One Punch Man
Saitama Takes Hero Test - English Dub - One Punch Man
Published: 2017/04/22
Channel: Stewie Griffin
Is Saitama a God?! One Punch Man Conspiracy  - Cartoon Conspiracy (Ep. 126)
Is Saitama a God?! One Punch Man Conspiracy - Cartoon Conspiracy (Ep. 126)
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: ChannelFrederator
Saitama Hero Training AMV
Saitama Hero Training AMV
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: abdelkader zenati
Saitama Destroys Training Regimen
Saitama Destroys Training Regimen
Published: 2015/11/05
Channel: One Punch Man San
Would One Punch Man Saitama
Would One Punch Man Saitama's Fitness Training Actually Work?
Published: 2016/08/06
Channel: JaxBlade
One Punch Man Thánh Phồng Tôm Saitama ✔ 1 Đấm Chết Luôn 12 Tập Bản Thu Gọn SS1
One Punch Man Thánh Phồng Tôm Saitama ✔ 1 Đấm Chết Luôn 12 Tập Bản Thu Gọn SS1
Published: 2017/12/13
Channel: Perona AD
AMV - One Punch Man - Sea  King Vs Saitama Full Fight HD
AMV - One Punch Man - Sea King Vs Saitama Full Fight HD
Published: 2015/12/08
Channel: Unique Music
How Strong is Saitama? (One Punch Man)
How Strong is Saitama? (One Punch Man)
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: The Imaginary Axis
Saitama | Examen de heroe | One Punch Man
Saitama | Examen de heroe | One Punch Man
Published: 2015/11/11
Channel: AnimeLP
Saitama funny moments [One Punch Man]
Saitama funny moments [One Punch Man]
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: Dante
GOKU VS NARUTO VS LUFFY VS SAITAMA | RAP VERSUS 2018 | DOBLECERO COLLAB | Shelos1life REACTION
GOKU VS NARUTO VS LUFFY VS SAITAMA | RAP VERSUS 2018 | DOBLECERO COLLAB | Shelos1life REACTION
Published: 2018/01/14
Channel: Shelos1Life
Saitama vs Songoku! Ai MẠNH hơn?
Saitama vs Songoku! Ai MẠNH hơn?
Published: 2017/01/19
Channel: Top Khám Phá
SAITAMA | $UICIDEBOY$
SAITAMA | $UICIDEBOY$
Published: 2017/03/15
Channel: Ascend WariSe
GOKU VS NARUTO VS LUFFY VS SAITAMA. RAP VERSUS Feat Ykato 2ota Denst Bastian Cortés (REACCIÓN)
GOKU VS NARUTO VS LUFFY VS SAITAMA. RAP VERSUS Feat Ykato 2ota Denst Bastian Cortés (REACCIÓN)
Published: 2018/01/16
Channel: This is Brayan
Saitama vs Lord Boros - Full Fight HD | One Punch Man
Saitama vs Lord Boros - Full Fight HD | One Punch Man
Published: 2017/11/16
Channel: AnimeConnectPeople
DEADPOOL PODE DERROTAR SAITAMA? | Ei Nerd
DEADPOOL PODE DERROTAR SAITAMA? | Ei Nerd
Published: 2016/06/27
Channel: Ei Nerd
El PODER de Saitama | One Punch Man
El PODER de Saitama | One Punch Man
Published: 2015/11/08
Channel: Lolweapon
Goku Vs Saitama - What If Battle [ OPM/ DBZ / DBS Parody ]
Goku Vs Saitama - What If Battle [ OPM/ DBZ / DBS Parody ]
Published: 2016/02/15
Channel: CartoonHooligans
Goku and Saitama (One Punch Man) Fusion | Saitaku | DBZ Tenkaichi 3 (MOD)
Goku and Saitama (One Punch Man) Fusion | Saitaku | DBZ Tenkaichi 3 (MOD)
Published: 2015/12/15
Channel: kinnikuchu
Why Krillin Would SLAP Saitama In A Fight (One Punch Man VS Dragon Ball Super)
Why Krillin Would SLAP Saitama In A Fight (One Punch Man VS Dragon Ball Super)
Published: 2017/12/22
Channel: SethTheProgrammer
[one punch man] A class Sweet Mask finds out Saitama
[one punch man] A class Sweet Mask finds out Saitama's real strength
Published: 2017/02/05
Channel: Keyboard-Warriors Murderer
One Punch Man Manga chapter #84  Saitama VS Elder Centipede And Hero Blast!!! ワンパンマン
One Punch Man Manga chapter #84 Saitama VS Elder Centipede And Hero Blast!!! ワンパンマン
Published: 2018/01/13
Channel: Anime Psycho
ONE PUNCH MAN FIGHT! Saitama vs Genos!
ONE PUNCH MAN FIGHT! Saitama vs Genos!
Published: 2018/01/15
Channel: ChavezzSlovakia
Saitama vs Izuku Midoriya. Épicas Batallas de Rap del Frikismo T2 | Keyblade
Saitama vs Izuku Midoriya. Épicas Batallas de Rap del Frikismo T2 | Keyblade
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: Keyblade
SAITAMA VS BOROS ESPAÑOL LATINO PRIMERA PARTE  - ONE PUNCH MAN
SAITAMA VS BOROS ESPAÑOL LATINO PRIMERA PARTE - ONE PUNCH MAN
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: Dark2032
[DVD] Radiohead - Saitama 2008 [TV Broadcast]
[DVD] Radiohead - Saitama 2008 [TV Broadcast]
Published: 2009/03/17
Channel: AustinBrock
One Punch Man - The Story Of SAITAMA
One Punch Man - The Story Of SAITAMA
Published: 2015/10/25
Channel: Heart Of Pirates
Saitama VS Superman - EPIC PIXEL BATTLE [EPB SAISON 2]
Saitama VS Superman - EPIC PIXEL BATTLE [EPB SAISON 2]
Published: 2017/12/13
Channel: EPIC PIXEL BATTLE
One Punch Man Manga S2 Fubuki Group vs Saitama Group Round 9
One Punch Man Manga S2 Fubuki Group vs Saitama Group Round 9
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: Riseofstefano
Cell Vs Saitama & Genos #CellGames | TeamFourStar
Cell Vs Saitama & Genos #CellGames | TeamFourStar
Published: 2017/03/03
Channel: TeamFourStar
Inikah Ayah Saitama? Asal usul kekuatan Saitama TERUNGKAP!!!
Inikah Ayah Saitama? Asal usul kekuatan Saitama TERUNGKAP!!!
Published: 2017/11/04
Channel: Gue Noe
Genos and Saitama vs Meteor One Punch Man
Genos and Saitama vs Meteor One Punch Man
Published: 2016/05/30
Channel: HYY ANIME
One Punch Man - Saitama vs Subterraneans 60fps FI - sub ESP & ENG
One Punch Man - Saitama vs Subterraneans 60fps FI - sub ESP & ENG
Published: 2016/05/11
Channel: Animi
Midoriya VS. Saitama | Duelo de Titãs
Midoriya VS. Saitama | Duelo de Titãs
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: 7 Minutoz
Saitama Is Far Stronger Than We Imagined (One Punch Man)
Saitama Is Far Stronger Than We Imagined (One Punch Man)
Published: 2017/05/07
Channel: SethTheProgrammer
One Punch Man Wbcomic S3/S4 CH 97 Metal Knight Recognize Saitama Superiority Might Be Above S-Class
One Punch Man Wbcomic S3/S4 CH 97 Metal Knight Recognize Saitama Superiority Might Be Above S-Class
Published: 2018/01/14
Channel: Riseofstefano
Apakah LORD BOROS adalah Musuh Terkuat SAITAMA ???
Apakah LORD BOROS adalah Musuh Terkuat SAITAMA ???
Published: 2017/03/06
Channel: abdi kos
RAP Anime #37 | Saitama REMIX Feat. Player Tauz  (One Punch Man) - Yuri Black
RAP Anime #37 | Saitama REMIX Feat. Player Tauz (One Punch Man) - Yuri Black
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: Yuri Black
SAITAMA VS GOKU | BATALHA MORTAL | Ei Nerd
SAITAMA VS GOKU | BATALHA MORTAL | Ei Nerd
Published: 2015/12/19
Channel: Ei Nerd
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Saitama
さいたま市
Designated city
Saitama City
From top left: Saitama Stadium 2002, Urawa Parco, Gyokuzouin, Hikawa Shrine, Saitama New City Center, Saitama Super Arena, Musashi urawa
From top left: Saitama Stadium 2002, Urawa Parco, Gyokuzouin, Hikawa Shrine, Saitama New City Center, Saitama Super Arena, Musashi urawa
Flag of Saitama
Flag
Location of Saitama in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Saitama in Saitama Prefecture
Saitama is located in Japan
Saitama
Saitama
Location of Saitama in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°51′41″N 139°38′44″E / 35.86139°N 139.64556°E / 35.86139; 139.64556Coordinates: 35°51′41″N 139°38′44″E / 35.86139°N 139.64556°E / 35.86139; 139.64556
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 217.43 km2 (83.95 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 1,266,656
 • Density 5,830/km2 (15,100/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Primula sieboldii
Phone number 048-829-1111
Address 6-4-4 Tokiwa, Urawa-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken 330-9588
Website Official website
Saitama City Hall

Saitama (さいたま市, Saitama-shi, Japanese: [saꜜitama]) is the capital and the most populous city of Saitama Prefecture in Japan, situated in the south-east of the prefecture. Its area incorporates the former cities of Urawa, Ōmiya, Yono and Iwatsuki. It is a city designated by government ordinance. Being in the Greater Tokyo Area and lying 15 to 30 kilometres north of central Tokyo, many of its residents commute into Tokyo. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 1,226,656 and a population density of 5830 persons per km². Its total area was 217.43 square kilometres (83.95 sq mi).

History[edit]

The city was founded on May 1, 2001, and was designated on April 1, 2003 as a government ordinance. For the histories of Urawa, Ōmiya and Yono before the merger, see:

On April 1, 2005, Saitama absorbed the city of Iwatsuki to its east, which became a new ward, Iwatsuki-ku.

Name[edit]

The name "Saitama" originally comes from the Sakitama (埼玉郡) district of what is now the city of Gyōda in the northern part of what is now known as Saitama Prefecture. "Sakitama" has an ancient history and is mentioned in the famous 8th century poetry anthology Man'yōshū. The pronunciation has changed from Sakitama to Saitama over the years.

With the merger of Urawa, Ōmiya, and Yono it was decided that a new name, one fitting for this newly created prefectural capital, was needed. The prefectural name "Saitama" (埼玉県) was changed from kanji into hiragana, thus Saitama City (さいたま市) was born. It is the only prefectural capital in Japan whose name is always written in hiragana, and belongs to the list of hiragana cities.

However, Saitama written in hiragana (さいたま市) actually finished in second place in public polling to Saitama written in kanji (埼玉市). Despite this, government officials decided to name the new city Saitama in hiragana, not kanji. In third place in the poll was Ōmiya (大宮市). In fourth was Saitama (彩玉市), written with an alternative kanji for "sai" (彩) which means "colorful". The "sai" (埼) used in the prefectural name is a rare form of a common character (崎) that means cape or promontory.

Geography[edit]

The city is located 20 to 30 km north of central Tokyo, roughly at the center of the Kantō Plain. Situated in approximately the center of Saitama Prefecture, the city is topographically comprised by lowlands and plateaus, at mostly less than 20 m above sea level, with no mountain ranges or hills within the city boundaries. The western portion of the city lies on the lowland created by the Arakawa River along with those created by small rivers such as the Moto-Arakawa River, Shiba River, and Ayase River. The rest of the area mostly resides on the Ōmiya Plateau lying in the north-south direction. Dispersed in this region, major rivers flow southward, almost paralleling to one another.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Saitama City (1981 - 2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.7
(65.7)
25.5
(77.9)
25.4
(77.7)
31.2
(88.2)
33.3
(91.9)
35.9
(96.6)
38.7
(101.7)
37.9
(100.2)
37.4
(99.3)
32.1
(89.8)
25.6
(78.1)
25.1
(77.2)
38.7
(101.7)
Average high °C (°F) 9.2
(48.6)
9.9
(49.8)
13.1
(55.6)
19.0
(66.2)
23.2
(73.8)
26.0
(78.8)
29.8
(85.6)
31.5
(88.7)
27.1
(80.8)
21.6
(70.9)
16.2
(61.2)
11.7
(53.1)
19.9
(67.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.6
(38.5)
4.4
(39.9)
7.8
(46)
13.4
(56.1)
18.0
(64.4)
21.5
(70.7)
25.1
(77.2)
26.6
(79.9)
22.7
(72.9)
16.9
(62.4)
11.0
(51.8)
5.9
(42.6)
14.8
(58.6)
Average low °C (°F) −1.5
(29.3)
−0.6
(30.9)
2.8
(37)
8.1
(46.6)
13.4
(56.1)
17.7
(63.9)
21.5
(70.7)
22.9
(73.2)
19.2
(66.6)
12.8
(55)
6.2
(43.2)
0.8
(33.4)
10.3
(50.5)
Record low °C (°F) −7.8
(18)
−8.7
(16.3)
−5
(23)
−2
(28)
4.8
(40.6)
11.5
(52.7)
14.7
(58.5)
17.1
(62.8)
9.5
(49.1)
3.6
(38.5)
−2.4
(27.7)
−6.7
(19.9)
−8.7
(16.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 37.4
(1.472)
43.1
(1.697)
90.9
(3.579)
102.3
(4.028)
117.3
(4.618)
142.4
(5.606)
148.1
(5.831)
176.3
(6.941)
201.8
(7.945)
164.9
(6.492)
75.7
(2.98)
41.1
(1.618)
1,346
(52.992)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 3.9 5.2 9.5 9.8 10.3 11.6 12.1 8.7 11.5 9.6 6.7 3.9 102.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 193.3 179.9 177.8 185.7 174.7 128.2 145.5 173.0 128.1 137.0 154.5 182.9 1,960.9
Source #1: Japan Meteorological Agency
Source #2: 観測史上1〜10位の値(年間を通じての値)

Wards[edit]

Map of wards of Saitama city with numbers.svg

Saitama has ten wards (ku), which were assigned official colours as of April 2005:

1 - Chūō-ku 中央区 (Rose red)
2 - Iwatsuki-ku 岩槻区 (Ochre)
3 - Kita-ku 北区 (Dark green)
4 - Midori-ku 緑区 (Green)
5 - Minami-ku 南区 (Lemon yellow)
6 - Minuma-ku 見沼区 (Sky blue)
7 - Nishi-ku 西区 (Blue)
8 - Ōmiya-ku 大宮区 (Orange)
9 - Sakura-ku 桜区 (Cherry blossom pink)
10 - Urawa-ku 浦和区 (Red) - administrative center

Economy[edit]

Saitama's economy is principally constituted by commercial business. The city is one of many commercial centers of the Greater Tokyo area and serves Saitama Prefecture, North Kanto, and northeast Honshu.

Saitama is also home to various manufacturers, exporting automotive (Honda manufactures the Honda Legend at Sayama Plant), food, optical, precision and pharmaceutical products. Calsonic Kansei, a global automotive company is headquartered in the city.[1] Iwatsuki is famous for manufacturing of hinamatsuri dolls and ornate kabuto (samurai helmets).

Transportation[edit]

Omiya Station, a major railway hub in Saitama


Representative station is Urawa Station. Saitama is a regional transportation hub for both passengers and freight train lines. Ōmiya Station, part of the Shinkansen high-speed train network, serves as the biggest railway hub in the prefecture.

The closest major airports are Haneda Airport and Narita International Airport, both about two hours away.[2] Honda Airport in Okegawa is for general aviation and offers no scheduled transport services. Commuter helicopter flights to Narita Airport are offered from Kawajima.[3]

Railway stations[edit]

East Japan Railway Company
Tōhoku, Akita, Yamagata, Jōetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen
Utsunomiya Line
Takasaki Line
  • Urawa - Saitama-Shintoshin - Ōmiya - Miyahara
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Saikyō Line
Musashino Line
Kawagoe Line
Saitama Rapid Railway Line
Tobu Urban Park Line
Saitama New Urban Transit ("New Shuttle")

Highways[edit]

Politics and government[edit]

The executive mayor, who is directly elected, is Sōichi Aikawa, an independent backed by the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito. On May 24, 2009, Aikawa lost his bid for reelection against Hayato Shimizu, who was backed by the opposition DPJ.[4] The city assembly of Saitama has 64 elected members.

Elections[edit]

Culture[edit]

Education[edit]

Universities[edit]

Junior Colleges[edit]

Professional Graduate School[edit]

Sports[edit]

Saitama was one of the host cities for the playoffs and the final of the official 2006 Basketball World Championship.

It is home to two J. League football (soccer) teams: the Urawa Red Diamonds, formerly owned by Mitsubishi, and Omiya Ardija, formerly owned by NTT.

The city and Tokorozawa are home to the Japan Professional Basketball League team the Saitama Broncos.

Since 2013, the city has hosted the Saitama Criterium cycling race sponsored by the Tour de France, held at the end of October.

Mass media[edit]

Most of Saitama Prefecture's mass media presence is concentrated in this city. See Mass media in Saitama Prefecture for details.

Sister cities[edit]

Saitama has seven sister cities.[5]

Visitor attractions[edit]

Saitama Museum of Modern Art

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Profile." Calsonic Kansei. Retrieved on January 29, 2015.
  2. ^ Haneda bus and Narita bus
  3. ^ Connecting TOKYO and Narita Int'l Airport - NARITA HELI EXPRESS
  4. ^ "DPJ Triumphs in Saitama Election", The Japan Times, 25 May 2009.
  5. ^ 姉妹友好都市 [Sister Cities] (in Japanese). Saitama Tourism and International Relations Bureau. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 

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