24 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

24 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saitama Prefecture planner

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Kawaguchi
— 4 nights
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Satte
— 2 nights
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Kumagaya
— 5 nights
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Nagatoro-machi
— 4 nights
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Kawagoe
— 8 nights
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Kawaguchi

— 4 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kawaguchi: Koshigaya (Motoarakawa Riverbank & AEON Lake Town), Saitama (Hikawa Nyotai Shrine, Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, &more) and Lalaport Shin Misato (in Misato). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kawaguchi Green Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Minuma Tsusembori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsuki Shrine, and see the interesting displays at Traditional Industries Exhibition Room.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kawaguchi trip itinerary planning website.

Tokyo to Kawaguchi is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In March, daytime highs in Kawaguchi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Satte.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Satte

— 2 nights
Satte is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 52,449 and a population density of 1550 persons per km². On the 13th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tobu Zoo, make a trip to The Metropolitan Outer Area Underground Discharge Channel, then examine the collection at RyuQkan, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Shizuka Gozen Tomb, make a trip to Hanyu Parking Area Upline, stop by Onihei Edodokoro, then walk around Tamashiki Park, then stroll around Kuki Shobu Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washinomiya Shrine.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Satte travel tool.

You can drive from Kawaguchi to Satte in an hour. While traveling from Kawaguchi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Satte, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kumagaya.

Things to do in Satte

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kumagaya

— 5 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kumagaya: Fukaya (Seishido Seikutei, Nanatsu Ume (Former Nanatsu Ume Shuzo), &more), Kodai Hasunosato (in Gyoda) and Kanasana Shrine (in Honjo). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi, steep yourself in history at Gyodahachiman Shrine, tee off at Omurasaki Golf Club, and browse the collection at Kumagaya Library.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kumagaya road trip website.

Traveling by car from Satte to Kumagaya takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Satte in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kumagaya, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nagatoro-machi.

Things to do in Kumagaya

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Nagatoro-machi

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Nagatoro-machi side-trips: Chichibu (Chichibu Fudasho Pilgrimage, Hitsujiyama Park, &more), Marugami Falls (in Ogano-machi) and Ashigakubo no Hyochu (in Yokoze-machi).

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nagatoro-machi trip planner.

Drive from Kumagaya to Nagatoro-machi in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kawagoe.

Things to do in Nagatoro-machi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kawagoe

— 8 nights

Little Edo

Situated just outside of Tokyo, Kawagoe entices visitors with its historic, Edo period architecture, reminiscent of a Japan of the past.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma (in Iruma), Tokorozawa (Tokorozawa Aviation Museum, Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park, &more) and Saitama Children Zoo (in Higashimatsuyama). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street, steep yourself in history at Kawagoejyo Honmaru Palace, admire the striking features of Old Yamazaki Family Villa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitain.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kawagoe vacation site.

You can drive from Nagatoro-machi to Kawagoe in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kawagoe

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · 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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