Soka Vacations

Soka is a popular destination for visitors to Saitama, Japan, a city of 1,200,000 people. This popular area is 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the north of Haneda Airport, and only 9 miles (14 kilometers) from the heart of they city.

Soka is close to a range of colorful Saitama’s well-known sights. Among the most interesting places to see are the fabulous Mizumoto Park and the incredible Asakura Choso Museum. If time permits, be sure to also visit Rikugi-en Garden and Sumida Park.

Holiday makers in Soka, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, should head to the nearby cultural attractions. Walk through the exhibits and enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the Tokyo National Museum in Tokyo, Edo-Tokyo Museum and the Tokyo National Science Museum. The area is a great place for those who love art. Visit the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo. Lovers of the arts will find plenty to applaud at venues such as the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space and the Sumida Triphony Hall.

If you are searching for family activities head to the various child-friendly attractions. Treat the children to a visit to Ueno Zoo in Tokyo and Sunshine Aquarium, and learn about some interesting creatures.

There are a number of natural gifts here as well, so make sure you enjoy the nearby green spaces. Families enjoy destinations such as the Koishikawa Korakuen Garden in Tokyo and Chinzan-so Garden. There is a charming atmosphere here as well as well-tended gardens.

If you could do with a spot of retail therapy, explore the boutiques, stores and stalls at the Sunshine City Shopping Mall in Tokyo and Nakamise Arcade.

Sports fans should head to nearby Saitama Stadium 2002 to see the Urawa Red Diamonds taking on visiting rivals. On game days the stadium becomes a sea of red and black, as local soccer lovers flock together to get behind their home-grown heroes.

At the end of a busy day discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Soka, put up your feet and relax at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. The Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo, the Chisun Inn Asakusa, Tokyo and the Hotel Niwa Tokyo are among the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.

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