What to do and see in Soka, Japan: The Best Places and Tips

July 17, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

Soka in Japan, from Asia region, is best know for Points of Interest & Landmarks. Discover best things to do in Soka with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Soka

1. Soka Matsubara

Sakaecho, Soka, Saitama Prefecture
Excellent
6%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 33 reviews

Soka Matsubara

Reviewed By hir008 - 東京

国指定の名勝。松並木が、1.5km続きます。途中には、太鼓橋の矢立橋が、架けられています。松尾芭蕉の奥の細道にもちなむ場所。

2. Aeon Lake Town

Azumacho, Koshigaya 343-0826, Saitama Prefecture +81 48-930-7300
Excellent
28%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 265 reviews

Aeon Lake Town

Reviewed By CHEERBEARBEAR - HONG KONG

Went there on a sunny day during the weekday. Not too much people. The malls were combined by 2 malls + 1 outlet. This outlet was little bit different from those with Premium and Mitsui. The products' price there are little bit higher due to the shops & brands.
If you went there on a Sunny day, you must go the restaurants near the lake in which the view were perfect. If you were dogs lovers, there were many doggies there too.
We did walk through the outlet and part of the mall but not all due to limited time. In fact, we did spend one whole day there already but we cannot see all shops.
Next time, I will go there again for sure not because of shopping but the scenery and atm0sphere.

3. Mizumoto Park

3-2 Mizumotokoen, Katsushika 125-0034, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3607-8321
Excellent
41%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 166 reviews

Mizumoto Park

Reviewed By John R - Matsudo, Japan

My wife and I recently visited Mizumoto Park and we were both taken aback by it's size, how well maintained it was and it's impressive bird sanctuary. The park is about a 15 min walk from Kanemachi station, but a bus does go from the station to the park every 15-20 minutes if you do not fancy the walk.
The park is divided into two sections - an area designed for picnics, with toilets and a playground, and another wilder, forested area with a lake that you can fish in. There are several bird viewing stations dotted around the forested/lake area and we were very surprised to see a large colony of birds in the sanctuary preparing their nests for spring. The entire park is very well maintained and clean, but please note you must keep your dog on a leash and kids are not allowed to use skateboards or roller-skates (cycling is permitted).
Mizumoto Park is possibly the largest park in the Tokyo area and would be great spot for Hanami season (cherry blossom viewing). On the opposite side of the lake is Saitama and another smaller park, Misato Park which is also worth a look.
I would recommend this Mizumoto-koen to families, bird watchers or anyone interested in escaping the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.

4. Soka Park

272-1 Kakinokicho, Soka 340-0001, Saitama Prefecture +81 48-931-9833
Excellent
16%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
37%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Soka Park

Reviewed By jeraldine m

Soka park is a nice place for walking and jogging Quiet and a clean park that every would surely love to go for relaxing

5. Yatatebashi Bridge

Soka | Matsubara Promenadea Walk, Soka 340-0043, Saitama Prefecture
Excellent
11%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
56%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 18 reviews

Yatatebashi Bridge

Reviewed By hir008 - 東京

松尾芭蕉の奥の細道ゆかりの、草加松原の一角にある、和風の太鼓橋。橋の上からは、松並木がきれいに見える。草加市のシンボルとなっている。

6. Toneri Park

1-1 Tonerikoen,, Adachi 121-0837, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3857-2308
Excellent
28%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Toneri Park

Reviewed By Chuzaa - Vancouver, Canada

This is a relatively new park in the Adachi-ku district of Metropolitan Tokyo. Away from the densely populated Tokyo’s business and entertainment centres, you can most conveniently reach here by the use of the JR Yamanote Line and the Nippori-Toneri Liner LRT. I understand the park can also accommodate people with cars easily with a large parking lot.
The park’s trees are all very young so do not expect any good shades when it’s super-sunny.
In the northeastern section of Tokyo, this area remained for decades a barren land in the second half of the 20th century. Then the Tokyo government started to convert this space into a park with medium sized ponds where you can enjoy fishing as well as a large number of water iris that should bloom in full in the May-June period. Wild ducks are nesting around the ponds.
When I walked around the park, after reaching here by the Nippori-Toneri Liner LRT, I realized the park has really nothing but the basic park facilities. Toilets are located here and there and I was able to see some vending machines far away, but no fixed shops or restaurants of any kind. I guess it is a great place for families to go and enjoy a picnic and/or barbecue, or go walking around or jogging.

7. Soka Senbei Garden

790-2 Kinmeicho, Soka 340-0052, Saitama Prefecture +81 48-942-1000
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Soka Senbei Garden

Soka Senbei Garden is a senbei-themed park located in Soka city, where you can experience making senbei. You can walk in and experience making senbei without Reservations for up to 36 people for \300 each (excluding tax) for 2 senbei. There are more than 120 kinds of senbei sold at the shop as well: the traditional senbei, Tenhare (senbei made from organic rice, made at the studio), and so on.

Reviewed By hir008 - 東京

草加せんべいを、自分で焼く体験が出来る。2枚で、300円。団体では、36名が同時に焼ける。はっぴも貸してくれます。カフェでは、おにぎり、ソフトクリームなど軽食あり。

8. Soka Noryo Fireworks

272-1 Kakinokicho | Soka Park, Soka 340-0001, Saitama Prefecture
Excellent
75%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

This summer fireworks festival is organized by local volunteers under the banner of bringing local culture to children and revitalizing the local region. Revolving around special multi-stage fireworks, some 5,000 blasts light up the sky. The seats are in close proximity to where the fireworks go up, so you can see the show in vivid detail. A special treat is the fireworks that are dedicated to various people. Pop-up shops serving local cuisine appear around the venue, and bon-odori dances and music shows take place in advance of the main event.

Reviewed By もちとねこ - Saitama Prefecture, Japan

越谷レイクタウン駅から歩いて会場まで行けないことはないのですが、20~30分かかります。
でも、駅の南口を出て草加方面にちょっと行くだけでもきれいに見えたのでそれで満足しました。

9. Yashio City Museum

763-50 Minamiushiroya, Yashio 340-0831, Saitama Prefecture +81 48-997-6666
Excellent
0%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
100%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 3 reviews

Yashio City Museum

Reviewed By pekesuke - 東京

常設展と企画展があり、常設展は古代の住居模型や地域で出土した遺物などの展示がされていて見て学べる資料館です。無料なので気軽に立ち寄れます。

10. Adachi Park of Living Things

2-17-1 Hokima, Adachi 121-0064, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3884-5577
Excellent
24%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 29 reviews

Adachi Park of Living Things

Reviewed By Nisildur - Lille

Located a bit far from the tourist-friendly Tokyo (JR then Tobu Line and a 15 min walk), this park is surrounded by a peaceful park. The park has no english content but you dont really need it to understand whats going on. The park is VERY child-friendly and has a lot of place where kids can interact (fishing, handling, touching) under the control of a very friendly staff. There are many things to see, ranging from rabbits to big turtles. The biggest attraction are the butterflies, you can see a lot of them flying around you in the aviary.
If you like nature and small animals, this park is worth your time.

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