22 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

22 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saitama Prefecture Trip Planner

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Kumagaya
— 4 nights
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Chichibu
— 5 nights
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Hanno
— 6 nights
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Kawaguchi
— 6 nights
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Kumagaya

— 4 nights
Kumagaya is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 198,440 and a population density of 1240 persons per km². Discover out-of-the-way places like Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park and Monjuji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kumagaya: Seishido Seikutei (in Fukaya), Washinomiya Shrine (in Kuki) and Kitamoto Nature Observation Park (in Kitamoto). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yukoku-ji Temple, get to know the resident critters at Saitama Children Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of The Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kumagaya trip maker app.

Tokyo to Kumagaya is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Kumagaya

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Chichibu

— 5 nights
A little rural reprieve not far from the capital, the city of Chichibu draws visitors with its vibrant landscape and pleasant, low-key urban attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mitsumine Shrine and Chichibu Fudasho Pilgrimage. Venture out of the city with trips to Jomine Park (in Kamikawa-machi), Ogano-machi (Marugami Falls & Onouchi Valley) and Hodosan Shrine (in Nagatoro-machi). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichibu Shrine, Head underground at Hashidate Cave, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and wander the streets of Seibu Chichibu Nakamise Street.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Chichibu road trip tool.

Getting from Kumagaya to Chichibu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Chichibu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Hanno.

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hanno

— 6 nights
Hannō is a city located in southern Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 80,658 and a population density of 418 persons per km². Explore hidden gems such as Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park and Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hanno: Jizo-in (in Fujimino), MetLife Dome (in Tokorozawa) and Kawagoe (Renkeiji Temple, Saitama Resona Bank Kawagoe (Former 85th Bank Honten), &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tove Jansson Akebono Children's Forest Park, stroll around Chikozan Park, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and revel in the low prices at Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hanno planning app.

Traveling by car from Chichibu to Hanno takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Hanno are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Hanno

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kawaguchi

— 6 nights
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². Discover out-of-the-way places like Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park and Ageo Maruyama Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kawaguchi side-trips: Koshigaya (Hisaizu Shrine & AEON Lake Town), Tobu Zoo (in Miyashiro-machi) and Saitama (Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, The Railway Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Osaki Park, get curious at Saitama City Youth Space Science Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at LaLaport Fujimi, and explore the activities along Minuma Tsusembori.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kawaguchi tour planner.

You can drive from Hanno to Kawaguchi in 1.5 hours. In May in Kawaguchi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Saitama Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Saitama Prefecture is a landlocked prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region of the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Saitama.This prefecture is part of the Greater Tokyo Area, and most of Saitama's cities can be described as suburbs of Tokyo, to which a large number of residents commute each day.HistoryAccording to Sendai Kuji Hongi, Chichibu was one of 137 provinces during the reign of Emperor Sujin. Chichibu Province was in western Saitama.Saitama Prefecture was formerly part of the old Musashi Province.In the fifth year of the Keiun era, deposits of copper were reported to have been found in the Chichibu District of what is now Saitama Prefecture.The Saitama area was historically known as a fertile agricultural region which produced much of the food for the Kantō region. During the Edo period, many fudai daimyōs ruled small domains within the Saitama area.After World War II, as Tokyo expanded rapidly and modern transportation allowed longer commutes, the lack of available land in Tokyo led to the rapid development of Saitama Prefecture, where the population has nearly tripled since 1960. Most of the cities in the prefecture are closely connected to downtown Tokyo by metropolitan rail, and operate largely as residential and commercial suburbs of Tokyo.

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