> The town information of Omiya

town information


Omiya was one of the cities in Saitama Prefecture, but in 2001 it merged with two other cities to form the city of Saitama.
Omiya developed as a castle town and a rest town of the Nakasendo; besides, omiya expanded with many factories. Known as an inmportant transpotation hub, Omiya station was build at the fork of the Takasaki Line.
There is a huge artistic object, build as the monument of the station's 100th anniversary, in front of the tichet gate at the central way. Now it became a famous place for meeting. >>Map

Required Time to Notable Stations

Available Lines
Utsunomiya Line
Takasaki Line
Shonan-Shinjuku Line
Keihin-Tohoku Line
Saikyo Line
Kawagoe Line
Tobu Noda Line
Ina Line (The New Shuttle)
Tohoku Shinkansen
Yamagata Shinkansen
Akita Shinkansen
Joetsu Shinkansen
Nagano Shinkansen
Takasaki Line
26 mins to Ueno
Keihin-Tohoku Line
37 mins to Nishinippori
Shonan-Shinjuku Line, Saikyo Line
23 mins to Ikebukuro
29 mins to Shinjuku
34 mins to Shibuya


Tobu Bus
To Maruyama Park
To Saitama-Shintoshin Station East Exit
To Kita-Urawa Station
To Iwatsuki Station
Kokusai Koryo Bus
To Urawa Misono Station
To Nihon University
To owada Station
Seibu Bus
To Tokorozawa
To Sashiogi Station
To Saitama-Shintoshin Station West Exit
Other Lines
To Haneda Airport


The Sights

  • Omiya Park (The 100 Best Sights in Japanese Cherry Blossom)
  • COCOON Shin-Toshin
  • Saitama Super Arena
  • Hikawa Shrine
  • Saitama Stadium 2002
  • Lumine
  • Takashimaya
  • Loft
  • Omiya Ginza Street
  • Arche
  • Omiya Sonic CIty
  • JACK Omiya
  • Omiya Velodrome


Hikawa Shrine Festival
The Hikawa Shrine Festival is held in August. There are about two hundred Hikawa shrines in Japan, most of which are located in Kanto area, and the Omiya Hikawa Shrine is central.
Oyu Festival at Hikawa Shrine
The Oyu Festival, known as "Toka-ichi" (means "Market on 10th"), is held on January 10. There are approximately a thousand of street stalls on the day of the festival.

The Scene

Manga (Japanese Comic Books)
Aim for the Ace!
(Tennis manga. Nishiko is modeled after Urawanishi High School.)
Ping-Pong Club
Captain Tsubasa