Niiza(新座市,Niiza-shi?) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, and is essentially a suburb of the Tokyo conurbation. Niiza is located at the southernmost part of Saitama.The city was founded on November 1, 1970.
Manjijōshin-dera, a small temple in the Nodera area of Niiza
Niiza is home to Heirin-ji, a large RinzaiZen Buddhist temple. The temple is located in Nobidome, close to Niiza City Hall. There is a very large stone gate (野火止大門 "Nobidome Daimon") along National Road 254, which runs through the middle of the city.
On April 7, 2003, Niiza gave the anime character Astro Boy an honorary citizenship to mark the date given as his birthdate in the original manga.