6 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

6 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saitama Prefecture Trip Planner

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Kawagoe
— 2 nights
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Chichibu
— 2 nights
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Miyashiro-machi
— 1 night
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Kawagoe

— 2 nights

Little Edo

Situated just outside of Tokyo, Kawagoe entices visitors with its historic, Edo period architecture, reminiscent of a Japan of the past.
On the 26th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma, then grab a seat and go on The Railway Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitain. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, make a trip to Kashiya Yokocho, look for gifts at Fukazen, then don't miss a visit to Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street, and finally contemplate the long history of Toki no Kane.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kawagoe holiday planning website.

Tokyo to Kawagoe is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tokyo in November since evenings lows in Kawagoe dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chichibu.

Things to do in Kawagoe

Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Transportation

Side Trips

Chichibu

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Tue), stroll around Hitsujiyama Park, explore the striking landscape at Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks, and then wander the streets of Seibu Chichibu Nakamise Street. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitsumine Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryugasan Daienji Temple - No. 27 Fudasho.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chichibu trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kawagoe to Chichibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Chichibu can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miyashiro-machi.

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miyashiro-machi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Lalaport Shin Misato, then buy something for everyone on your list at AEON Lake Town, and then walk around Matsubushi Midorinooka Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tobu Zoo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiraoka Hachiman Shrine, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Miyashiro-machi online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Chichibu to Miyashiro-machi in 2 hours. Traveling from Chichibu in November, you will find days in Miyashiro-machi are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are a bit warmer (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Miyashiro-machi

Shopping · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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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