(見沼区) is a ward of Saitama City
, Saitama Prefecture
, occupying the northeastern part of the city. It is surrounded by Iwatsuki-ku
(northwest) of Saitama city and cities of Ageo
Until May 1
it was an eastern part of Ōmiya city. On that day Ōmiya merged with neighboring cities of Urawa and Yono to form the city of Saitama. On 1 April 2003
, the day Saitama city became a city designated by government ordinance
, Minuma-ku was sectored as well as other eight wards.
It once occupied the northern half of Lake Minuma, which was reclaimed in the 18th century.
(見沼田んぼ), referring to a vast green area of nearly 1260 hectares left within 20 to 30 kilometers from central Tokyo, has been valued by citizens and providing the precious space where people can relax and enjoy nature