Kumagaya (Japanese熊 谷 市, - shi) is a city in northern Saitama Prefecture.
Kumagaya is located north of Saitama and Konosu, east of Fukaya and west of Gyoda.
The Arakawa river flows from south-west to south-east and the River Tone from northwest to northeast through the city.
Kumagaya was a post station (宿 场 町Shukuba -machi ) of Nakasendō during the Edo period. On April 1, 1933 Kumagaya received its town charter. On August 14, 1945 flew B-29 bombers recent airstrike in the Pacific war on a Japanese city against Kumagaya.
- Uchiwa hard
- Fireworks Festival
- Street: National road 17 to Tōkyō or Niigata
- National Road 125 Katori
- National Road 140 according to Chichibu
- National Road 407 after Iruma and Ashikaga
- JR Takasaki Line, Railway Station Kumagaya and Kagohara, to Ueno or Takasaki
- JR Joetsu Shinkansen, Station Kumagaya, by Tōkyō or Niigata
- JR Nagano Shinkansen, Station Kumagaya, by Tōkyō or Nagano
- Chichibu Chichibu tetsudō main line to Chichibu or Hanyū
Adjacent Cities and Towns
- Saitama Prefecture Gyoda
Sons and daughters of the town
- Jun'ya Koga ( float )
- Nanae Aoyama ( writer )