Tokorozawa guide: exploring the birthplace of Japanese aviation

  • Published on : 15/06/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

Nestled in the suburban sprawl northwest of Tokyo, Tokorozawa is a bustling commuter town in Saitama Prefecture. While it may seem like just another bedroom community for Tokyo workers at first glance, Tokorozawa boasts a rich history as the birthplace of Japanese aviation. The city offers an intriguing blend of aviation heritage, lively shopping and entertainment districts, cultural and historical sites, and scenic natural surroundings, making it an appealing destination for visitors. With convenient transportation links putting it within easy reach of central Tokyo, Tokorozawa is an ideal base for families looking to balance big city access with more affordable suburban living, ample green spaces and a strong community feel.

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