60 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

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Iruma
— 15 nights
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Chichibu
— 15 nights
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Kumagaya
— 15 nights
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Koshigaya
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Iruma

Iruma ©
Get in touch with nature at Mt. Tenran and Shukuya Falls. Koma Shrine and Arasawa Fudo-do will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Sayama City Urban Botanical Garden (in Sayama), Fujimi (LaLaport Fujimi & Mizumiya Shrine) and Kawagoe (Kawagoe Sports Park General Gymnastic Hall, Kawagoejyo Honmaru Palace, &more).

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Iruma online trip maker.

Toronto, Canada to Iruma is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Iruma is 14 hours. In September, Iruma is a bit warmer than Toronto - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Iruma

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kinchakuda Manjushage Park ©
Kinchakuda Manjushage Park
Heirin-ji Temple ©
Heirin-ji Temple
Koma Shrine ©
Koma Shrine

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Chichibu

Chichibu ©
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 discover tucked-away gems like Chichibu Fudasho Meguri and Mt. Mitsumine. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mitsumine Shrine and Mt. Kochi Hosenji Fudasho No. 24. Venture out of the city with trips to Nagatoro-machi (Hodosan Shrine, Fudo-ji Temple, &more), Yorii-machi (Hachigata Castle Remains, Hachigata Castle Park, &more) and Ogano-machi (Marugami Falls, Onouchi Valley, &more). There's lots more to do: stop by Nakatsu River, take in the dramatic scenery at Fudo Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Shrine, and explore the fascinating underground world of Hashidate Cave.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichibu road trip site.

Traveling by car from Iruma to Chichibu takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will leave for Kumagaya on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks ©
Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks
Hachigata Castle Remains ©
Hachigata Castle Remains
Hachigata Castle Park ©
Hachigata Castle Park

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Kumagaya

Kumagaya ©
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. Get outdoors at Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi and Katakuri to Omurasaki no Forest. Get some cultural insight at Menuma Shodenzan Kangi-in and Tomb of a Countryside Teacher. Explore Kumagaya's surroundings by going to Village of Firefly (in Ranzan-machi), Kawara no Yu (in Ogawa-machi) and Fukaya (Fukaya Hanazono Onsen Hanayunomori & Hanazono Forest). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Sakitama Kofun Park, take in the views from Sakura Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hojiji Temple, and catch a live event at Kumagaya Sports Culture Park Kumagai dome, multi-purpose playground.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kumagaya vacation website.

Drive from Chichibu to Kumagaya in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kumagaya can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Koshigaya on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Kumagaya

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Menuma Shodenzan Kangi-in ©
Menuma Shodenzan Kangi-in
Sakitama Kofun Park ©
Sakitama Kofun Park
Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi ©
Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi

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Koshigaya

Koshigaya ©
Koshigaya is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 337,071 and a population density of 5,610 persons per km². Popular historic sites such as Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi and Washinomiya Shrine are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama and Tsuki Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Koshigaya: Tobu Zoo (in Miyashiro-machi), Saitama (Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, Thermal Spas, &more) and Wako Jurin Park (in Wako). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Lalaport Shin Misato, walk around Osaki Park, examine the collection at RyuQkan, and admire the striking features of Former Toho Village Nakamura Family Residence.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koshigaya route planner.

Getting from Kumagaya to Koshigaya by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kumagaya in October since evenings lows in Koshigaya dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koshigaya

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Omiya Park Zoo ©
Omiya Park Zoo
Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi ©
Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi
Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama ©
Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama