60 days in Saitama Prefecture & Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Saitama Prefecture & Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saitama
— 10 nights
2
Isesaki
— 8 nights
3
Shibukawa
— 8 nights
4
Minakami-machi
— 9 nights
5
Tsumagoi-mura
— 7 nights
6
Tomioka
— 8 nights
7
Higashimatsuyama
— 7 nights

10
nights
Saitama

Saitama ©
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Kids will enjoy Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park and Numakage Park. Explore Saitama's surroundings by going to Sayama (Sayama Berry Land & Aguresshu Genkimura), Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi (in Satte) and Miyashiro-machi (Tobu Zoo & Nippon Institute of Technology Museum of Industrial Technology). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Railway Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, examine the collection at Japan Mint Saitama Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Kawaguchi Green Center.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saitama online vacation builder.

Manila, Philippines to Saitama is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Saitama is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manila in April: high temperatures in Saitama hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Isesaki.

Things to do in Saitama

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokorozawa, Hanno, Kawaguchi, Wako, Koshigaya
Highlights from your plan
Tobu Zoo ©
Tobu Zoo
The Railway Museum ©
The Railway Museum
Kawaguchi Green Center ©
Kawaguchi Green Center

8
nights
Isesaki

Isesaki ©
Isesaki is a city located in southern Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Family-friendly places like Kezoji Amusement Park and Kiryugaoka Zoo will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Isesaki: Chichibu (Hitsujiyama Park, Mitsumine Shrine, &more), Kiryu (Ryushin-ji Temple, Gunma Konchu no Mori, &more) and Gunma Children's Land (in Ota). There's lots more to do: walk around Odairanosato Shinsui Park, take in the pleasant sights at Ouchizawa Hanamomonosato, explore the activities along Arima Canyon Fishing Spot, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Okumiya.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Isesaki travel route planner.

You can drive from Saitama to Isesaki in 2 hours. When traveling from Saitama in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Isesaki: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shibukawa.

Things to do in Isesaki

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichibu, Kiryu, Nagatoro-machi, Fukaya, Arima Canyon Fishing Spot
Highlights from your plan
Kezoji Amusement Park ©
Kezoji Amusement Park
Kiryugaoka Zoo ©
Kiryugaoka Zoo
Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks ©
Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks

8
nights
Shibukawa

Shibukawa ©
Often referred to as the "Belly Button of Japan," the city of Shibukawa celebrates its status as the country's geographical center by hosting the Heso Matsuri, or Belly Button Festival.
Bring the kids along to Yubatake and Kusatsu Forest Stage. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shibukawa: Takasaki (Lake Haruna & Haruna Shrine), Fukiwarenotaki Falls (in Numata) and Kusatsu-machi (Netsunoyu, Onsen Resorts, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Taru no Kanko Strawberry Park, get to know the fascinating history of Ikaho Stone Steps, let little ones run wild at Gunma Flower Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ikaho Shrine.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Shibukawa itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Isesaki to Shibukawa in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Shibukawa are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Minakami-machi.

Things to do in Shibukawa

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kusatsu-machi, Maebashi, Takasaki, Fukiwarenotaki Falls, Ikaho Toy, Doll and Car Museum
Highlights from your plan
Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Fukiwarenotaki Falls ©
Fukiwarenotaki Falls
Onsen Resorts

9
nights
Minakami-machi

Minakami-machi ©
Perched beneath the foothills of several soaring mountains, the town of Minakami-machi provides a picturesque stepping stone from which to explore the dramatic surrounding scenery.
Bring the kids along to MTB Japan Adventure Tours and Tanigawadaketenjindaira Ski Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minakami-machi: Nakanojo-machi (Chatsubomigoke Park, Japan's Highest National Highway Point, &more), Kichijo-ji Temple (in Kawaba-mura) and Kusatsu-machi (Kusatsu International Ski Place, Yugama, &more). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Suwakyo, make a trip to Shigehachi, catch some excitement at Tanigawadake Ropeway, and soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Minakami-machi trip maker website.

Getting from Shibukawa to Minakami-machi by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tsumagoi-mura.

Things to do in Minakami-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nakanojo-machi, Kusatsu-machi, Numata, Kichijo-ji Temple, Shigehachi
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane ©
Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane
Tanigawadake Ropeway ©
Tanigawadake Ropeway
Takumi no Sato ©
Takumi no Sato

7
nights
Tsumagoi-mura

Tsumagoi-mura ©
Kids will enjoy Tsumagoi Kogen Golf Course and Seto Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tsumagoi-mura: Warabi Flat Forest Park Campsite (in Takasaki), Naganohara-machi (Asama Otaki Fall, Taiheiyo Club Karuizawa Resort, &more) and Agatsuma Canyon (in Higashiagatsuma-machi). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tsumagoi-mura trip builder.

Traveling by car from Minakami-machi to Tsumagoi-mura takes 2.5 hours. May in Tsumagoi-mura sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Tomioka.

Things to do in Tsumagoi-mura

Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Naganohara-machi, Warabi Flat Forest Park Campsite, Akaiwa Chiku, Agatsuma Canyon, Michi-no-Eki Yamba Furusato Kan
Highlights from your plan
Karuizawa Toy Kingdom ©
Karuizawa Toy Kingdom
Onioshidashi Volcanic Park ©
Onioshidashi Volcanic Park
Onsen Resorts

8
nights
Tomioka

Tomioka ©
Attractions like Gunma Natural Museum and Tomioka Silk Mill make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Tomioka side-trips: Ogano-machi (No.32 Fudasho Hannyasan Hosho-ji Temple, Marugami Falls, &more), Yokoze-machi (Ashigakubo no Hyochu & Terasaka Rice Terraces) and Annaka (Lake Usui, Apt Street, &more).

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tomioka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tsumagoi-mura to Tomioka by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Tomioka are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Higashimatsuyama.

Things to do in Tomioka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Annaka, Chichibu, Ogano-machi, Shimonita-machi, Kanra-machi
Highlights from your plan
Gunma Safari Park ©
Gunma Safari Park
Gunma Natural Museum ©
Gunma Natural Museum
Konnyaku Park ©
Konnyaku Park

7
nights
Higashimatsuyama

Higashimatsuyama ©
Attractions like Saitama Children Zoo and Chikozan Park Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Higashimatsuyama: Tsurugashima Exercise Park (in Tsurugashima), Kawagoe (Kawagoe Matsuri Kaikan, Kashiya Yokocho, &more) and Kodai Hasunosato (in Gyoda).

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Higashimatsuyama trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tomioka to Higashimatsuyama takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Higashimatsuyama

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kawagoe, Hanyu, Ranzan-machi, Namegawa-machi, Poppy Happy Square
Highlights from your plan
Saitama Children Zoo ©
Saitama Children Zoo
Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park ©
Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park
Omurasaki Golf Club ©
Omurasaki Golf Club