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Regional Information Saitama city
Core City Of Eastern Japan
Your Regional Guide : Hikari Iguchi
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The information below is as of November 2017.
Saitama City is located 20 to 30 km from the center of Tokyo, and has a solid infrastructure, including its stations where six routes of shinkansen stop, and easy access to the three routes of expressway. Opening the Ueno-Tokyo Line in 2015 made direct access to Tokyo and Shinagawa possible, leading to a dramatic improvement of traffic convenience to the center of Tokyo. In case of taking the railway from the international airports, it only takes 80 minutes from Narita International Airport, and 60 minutes from Tokyo International Airport. The business environment is expected to further improve, because of the envisioned direct train service through the Haneda airport access line, connecting the Tokyo International Airport and Tokyo in 18 minutes.
Expressway network: Tokyo Gaikan Expressway, Saitama-Omiya Expressway, Tohoku Expressway, etc.
The whole road of Ken-O Expressway in Saitama prefecture was opened in 2015. And Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway will open from Kanetsu Expressway to Higashi-Kanto Expressway on a full scale in 2017.
It takes less than 30 minutes to reach major stations in central Tokyo. The city's railway network includes six Shinkansen lines (the Tohoku, Yamagata, Akita, Hokuriku, Joetsu and Hokkaido Shinkansen lines), the Keihin-Tohoku Line, Saikyo Line, Shonan Shinjuku Line and other conventional railway lines, and the subway lines of the Saitama Railway.
Opening the Ueno-Tokyo Line in 2015 made direct access to Tokyo and Shinagawa possible.
In addition, Hokuriku Shinkansen was opened in March 2015, directly connecting Omiya and Kanazawa, and Hokkaido Shinkansen in March 2016.