SKIP CITY, located in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture, is designed to serve as a hub of the next generation audio visual industry. Its mission is to support new creators and small business owners in the audio-visual industry by offering them an environment where they can obtain easy access to the latest technologies, nurture their international competitiveness, and accumulate their innovative works.

SKIP CITY Project was proposed jointly by Saitama Prefecture and NHK in 1999 adapting a policy to optimize the management skills and technologies of the private sector for the development. With the cooperation of other selected private enterprises, SKIP CITY was opened in February, 2003.

SKIP CITY covers an area of 37 acres, of which one third has been developed (Zone A) to accommodate three administrative facilities in Zone A1 (Saitama Industrial Technology Center, Saitama Prefectural Center for Consumer Affairs, and Kawaguchi Science Museum) and four audiovisual facilities and private organizations in Zone A2 (Sai-No-Kuni Visual Plaza, NHK Archives, Audio Visual Library, NTT Communications/IP Solutions, and Digital Skip Station Co., Ltd,).

Visual Museum, Sainokuni Kurashi Plaza, Kawaguchi Science Museum (Science World), and Audio Visual Library are open to the public offering people of all ages enjoyable learning experiences.

SKIP CITY Project Site

Approx. 15 hectares in the Kami-aoki district in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture.
Approx. 5 hectares were developed on Feb.1, 2003.


●Audio-Visual Industry Hub
Sai-No-Kuni Visual Plaza
NHK Archives
NTT Communications

●Administrative Facilities
Saitama Industrial Technology Center
Saitama Prefectural Center for Consumer Affairs
Kawaguchi Science Museum