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Kumagaya (熊谷) is a city in northern Saitama.

Understand

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Kumagaya was one of the post-towns on Nakasendo route connecting Kyoto and Tokyo, and is still an important traffic hub.

Tourist information site

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The local tourist association has a Japanese-only guide site with some English information (click on the boxes at the middle).

Get in

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1 Kumagaya Station (熊谷駅). Kumagaya Station (Q735594) on Wikidata Kumagaya Station on Wikipedia is conveniently served by Saikyo Line from western Tokyo and Tobu Isesaki Line from eastern Tokyo, as well as Joetsu/Hokuriku Shinkansen.

Get around

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See

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  • Panasonic Wild Knights, rugby top-league team. The street from Kumagaya Station to its home stadium is named the "Rugby Road". Kumagaya was one of the host towns for the World Cup 2019.

Do

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Buy

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  • Gokabo (五家宝) - Finger-sized traditional sweets. Good companion to green tea.

Eat

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Drink

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Sleep

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Connect

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Stay Safe

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Kumagaya is the record holder for the highest temperature in Japan - 41.1°C on 23 July 2018. Avoid mid-summer if you can.

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