Fukaya is a city located in the north of Saitama Prefecture, Japan. In the Edo-era, it was an inn-town on the Nakasendo, and grew during this period. It is in the prefecture's leading agricultural area, and claim's to be the biggest producer of leeks in Japan. Fukaya negi are famous. Shibusawa Eiichi, the founder of the first national bank in Japan, was born here. Akagi Nyugyo is a large ice cream company based in Fukaya. They make the famous Gari-Gari-kun ice-pop that tastes like soda, or other flavors. Takinomiya Jinja is a large Shinto shrine in Fukaya.