30 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

30 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saitama Prefecture trip itinerary maker

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Make it your trip
Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Saitama
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Saitama
— 10 nights
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Chichibu
— 8 nights
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Kumagaya
— 10 nights
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Saitama

— 10 nights
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tokorozawa (Yamaguchi Kannon - Konjoin Temple, Seibuen Amusement Park, &more), Koshigaya (Campbelltown Forest of Wild Birds, Hanataen Garden, &more) and Lalaport Shin Misato (in Misato). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, make a trip to Hikawa no Mori Culture Hall, examine the collection at Japan Mint Saitama Museum, and walk around Shimin no Mori.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Saitama holiday site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Saitama is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Saitama is 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in February, with highs in Saitama at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chichibu.

Things to do in Saitama

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Chichibu

— 8 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 find plenty of places to visit near Chichibu: Nagatoro-machi (Hodosan Shrine, Okumiya, &more), Ogano-machi (Marugami Falls & Kannon-in Temple) and Koma Shrine (in Hidaka). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Misotsuchi Icicles (Misotsuchinotsurara), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichibu Shrine, see human ingenuity at work at Takizawa Dam, and visit Nakatsu River.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Chichibu online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Saitama to Chichibu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Saitama in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Chichibu, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kumagaya.

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kumagaya

— 10 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Omurasaki Golf Club (in Namegawa-machi), Kazo (Tamashiki Park, Tonegawa River Kasenjiki Green Space Park, &more) and Hanyu (Otanesan Resource Center, Hanyu Parking Area Upline, &more). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi, stroll around Hana no Oasis, make a trip to Hoanji Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Menuma Shodenzan Kangi-in.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumagaya planning app.

Drive from Chichibu to Kumagaya in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kumagaya

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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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