60 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saitama Prefecture Trip Planner

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Kawaguchi
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Kawaguchi
— 12 nights
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Miyashiro-machi
— 12 nights
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Namegawa-machi
— 12 nights
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Chichibu
— 12 nights
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Hanno
— 11 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Ninoy Aquino International Airport

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Kawaguchi

— 12 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. The Railway Museum and The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum Saitama will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mitsuzoin Temple and Yayoi Habitation site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kawaguchi: Itsukan-ji Temple (in Wako), Koshigaya (AEON Lake Town & Koshigaya Aritaki Botanical Garden) and Saitama (Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kawaguchi Green Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Minuma Tsusembori, engage your brain at Saitama City Youth Space Science Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongoji Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kawaguchi sightseeing planner.

Manila, Philippines to Kawaguchi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in April; daily highs in Kawaguchi reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyashiro-machi.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Miyashiro-machi

— 12 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi and Shishi Museum. Popular historic sites such as Senpukuji Temple and Jonenji Temple are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miyashiro-machi: The Remains of Okegawa Flying Training School (in Okegawa), Kitamoto General Park (in Kitamoto) and Ageo (Haraichi Swamp, Saitama Ice Arena, &more).

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyashiro-machi attractions planning app.

Drive from Kawaguchi to Miyashiro-machi in an hour. While traveling from Kawaguchi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Miyashiro-machi, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 19°C. On the 20th (Sat), you're off to Namegawa-machi.

Things to do in Miyashiro-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Namegawa-machi

— 12 nights
Peace Museum of Saitama and Katakura Silk Commemorative Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Sakitama Kofun Park and Kyoshinsha Mohan Sanshitsu will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Namegawa-machi: Hoyo-ji Temple (in Konosu), Kumagaya (Kumagaya Sports Culture Park Kumagai dome, multi-purpose playground & Beppunuma Park) and Tenmasha (in Gyoda).

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Namegawa-machi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Miyashiro-machi to Namegawa-machi in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Miyashiro-machi in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Namegawa-machi, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 16°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Namegawa-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Chichibu

— 12 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fudo Falls and Mt. Mitsumine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mitsumine Shrine and Saiko-ji Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Chichibu side-trips: Ogano-machi (Saitama-Shanxi Friendship Memorial Hall - Shinikan & Azumayasan), Jomine Park (in Kamikawa-machi) and Nagatoro-machi (Katakurino Sato, Old Arai Residence, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Shrine, head outdoors with Forest Adventure Chichibu, explore the striking landscape at Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks, and walk around Hitsujiyama Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chichibu trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Namegawa-machi to Chichibu in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Chichibu can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanno.

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hanno

— 11 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. You'll explore and learn at Kawagoe Matsuri Kaikan and Sayama Hillside Ikimono Fureai no Sato Center. Visit Kitain and Old Ikegami Residence for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hanno: Kawagoe (Toki no Kane, Hattori Folk Museum, &more), Fujimino (Oi Benten forest & Jizo-in) and Tokorozawa (Takino Castle Ruins, Arahata Fuji, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Tove Jansson Akebono Children's Forest Park, get a taste of life in the country at Sashima Horse Farm, play a few rounds at Shin Musashigaoka Golf Course, and steep yourself in history at Horiganenoi.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanno trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Chichibu to Hanno in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Hanno are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanno

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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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