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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Saitama?
If your trip to Saitama is all locked in but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.Stop by Saitama Stadium 2002. It’s one attraction you’ll find on many travelers’ to-do lists. Omiya Park and Hikawa Shrine are also close by and worth taking the time to see.
What are the best road trip destinations near Saitama?
If you’re in the mood for more adventure, keep on driving to Tokyo, 16 miles from Saitama. You’ll find plenty more fabulous things to experience here, such as Tokyo Dome and Toyosu Market. Yokohama is another road-trip destination to keep your eye on. It’s located just 30 miles away. If you make the trip here, Yokohama Stadium and Landmark Tower should be on your to-do list.
Where are the best convention centers near Saitama?
Rental cars are a wonderful option for professionals who frequently travel. If your time in Saitama is mainly for business-related purposes, you ought to know where all the convention and business centers are. These are just a few of the top suggestions:

  • Meiji Kinenkan (15 miles away).
  • Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall (15 miles away).
  • Akasaka Sacas (16 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Saitama?
Saitama is big. You could spend a week or two here and barely scratch the surface. If you want to soak up as much as possible in this busy metropolis, you’ll need a rental car. Bear in mind that city driving often goes hand in hand with tight streets and even tighter parking spaces. But don’t worry — an economy or a compact car will make this much easier to manage. If you want to leave the city behind and see the bays that Saitama is renowned for, you may prefer a car with a little more power. A full-size or mid-size SUV will make that longer drive comfortable.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Saitama?
You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to rental cars in Saitama. From SUVs with trunk space galore to agile compacts, you’ll find it all here. Selecting your perfect match depends on how much you want to spend and what activities you plan on doing. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures require no more than four wheels and a gas pedal.
What side of the road do they drive on in Saitama?
The left-hand side of the road is where you’ll be driving along in Saitama. The controls of your rental car here, such as the steering wheel and stick shift (if your car has manual transmission), will be on the other side of what you’re used to.
Is it difficult to park in Saitama?
Getting a car space in Saitama isn’t always simple. That’s why many travelers opt for a hotel that has its own parking. When leaving the car around the city, pay close attention to the signage. Overstaying the specified time limit could get you a hefty fine.
Does Saitama have peak-hour traffic?
It’s safe to say you’ll run into some heavier traffic in Saitama, which has a population of about 1,193,400. For an easier journey, you may want to avoid the roads in the morning and afternoon peak hours.
Are there speed limits in Saitama?
There sure are. In Saitama, speed limits range from 30km/h to 100km/h. Most built-up areas have a default speed limit of 40km/h unless signed otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Saitama Prefecture?
Normally, one of two things will happen. Your car rental company may charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the most common practice. Alternatively, it may supply your contact details to the relevant local authority so the fine is sent to you directly.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Saitama?
It is against the law to use your cell phone while driving around Saitama, and you may even be charged a fine for simply handling a phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. That being said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your focus remains on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Saitama?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when driving in Saitama is 0.03%. If you’re planning on partying, leave your rental car behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Saitama?
No. In Saitama, red equals stop, with no exceptions. When nearing a set of traffic lights, always maintain a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.
Are seat belts compulsory in Saitama Prefecture?
In short, yes. Although, there are some exceptions for certain vehicles used by public transportation systems.

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