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Saitama hosted three first round matches and one semi-final game, including Japan's first game in Group H.

Capacity: 63,700 - the largest soccer-only stadium in Japan.

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Saitama Stadium

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Saitama Stadium

Sunday, 2nd June:

Group F:
England vs Sweden (1:1)

Tuesday, 4th June:

Group H:
Japan vs Belgium (2:2)

Thursday, 6th June:

Group E:
Cameroon vs Saudi Arabia (1:0)

Wednesday, 26th June:

Semi Final Game 2
Brazil vs Turkey (1:0)

Getting to Saitama Stadium

Saitama Stadium is located just beyond the Tokyo Outer Loop Expressway; in the eastern part of Urawa City, north of Tokyo.

A rail-link runs to the stadium, 50 minutes from Tokyo; via the Namboku subway line, to Urawa-Misono Station.

Saitama Tourism

Saitama Prefecture was founded in 1871.

Where is Saitama

Saitama prefecture is located in the middle of the Kanto Plains (north of Tokyo), with the abundant nature of Musashino and the Kanto-mountains lying to the southwest.

Saitama Sightseeing

The 2,400 year old Hikawa Shrine is also near the Saitama Museum, in Omiya Park.

The Saitama Natural History Museum is located in Nagatoro.

Saitama Prefecture - Saitama Tourism.

Saitama Transportation

Connected by two bullet trains, the Tohoku and Jo-etsu train, Saitama is one of the key transportation hubs in eastern Japan.

Saitama Accommodation

Saitama Accommodation:
If you don't want to stay in Tokyo itself, there are numerous possibibilities in the more natural surroundings of Saitama prefecture.

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