60 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saitama Prefecture Trip Planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Hanno
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Hanno
— 10 nights
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Chichibu
— 12 nights
Drive
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Kamisato-machi
— 12 nights
Drive
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Namegawa-machi
— 13 nights
Drive
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Saitama
— 12 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Ninoy Aquino International Airport

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Hanno

— 10 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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ryuonji Temple and Takino Castle Ruins. Visiting Musashigaoka Golf Course and Kuni Country Club will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hanno: Sayama (Nanamagarinoi & Horiganenoi), Ogose-machi (Shizen Kyuyoson Center, Yamabukino Sato Historic Park, &more) and Tokorozawa (Seibuen Amusement Park, MetLife Dome, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get some fabulous bargains at Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma, walk around Atago Park, have some family-friendly fun at Round 1 Stadium, Iruma, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kannon-ji Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Hanno trip itinerary planner.

Manila, Philippines to Hanno is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Hanno due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in April, things will get much colder in Hanno: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. On the 30th (Sun), you're off to Chichibu.

Things to do in Hanno

Golf · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Get in touch with nature at Fudo Falls and Forest Adventure Chichibu. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mitsumine Shrine and Hoohzan Iwanoued Temple - No. 20 Fudasho. Explore Chichibu's surroundings by going to Ouchizawa Hanamomonosato (in Higashichichibu-mura), Minano-machi Mizuto Midorino Fureaikan (in Minano-machi) and Nagatoro-machi (Hodosan, Hodosan Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichibu Shrine, make a trip to Saiko-ji Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Kirimogamine, and take a stroll through Yoshida Area.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichibu tour itinerary app.

Drive from Hanno to Chichibu in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Chichibu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kamisato-machi.

Things to do in Chichibu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kamisato-machi

— 12 nights
Get some historical perspective at Odaka Atsutada Birthplace and Old Shibusawa House (Nakanoie). Explore Kamisato-machi's surroundings by going to Fukaya (Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Museum, Wanpaku Land, &more) and Jomine Park (in Kamikawa-machi).

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kamisato-machi journey planner.

Traveling by car from Chichibu to Kamisato-machi takes an hour. In May in Kamisato-machi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Namegawa-machi.

Things to do in Kamisato-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Namegawa-machi

— 13 nights
Bring the kids along to Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park and Figures of Atomic Bomb Maruki Museum. Popular historic sites such as Sakitama Kofun Park and Zendoji Temple are in your itinerary. Explore Namegawa-machi's surroundings by going to Kumagaya (Kumagaya Sports Culture Park Kumagai dome, multi-purpose playground & Beppunuma Park), Yorii-machi (Yamatonosato Village, Hachigata Castle Remains, &more) and Historic House of Old Yoshida Family (in Ogawa-machi).

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Namegawa-machi online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kamisato-machi to Namegawa-machi by car takes about an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Saitama.

Things to do in Namegawa-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saitama

— 12 nights
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Kids will enjoy Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine and Minuma Tsusembori. Get some historical perspective at Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi and Kawagoejyo Honmaru Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Matsubushi Midorinooka Park (in Matsubushi-machi), Miyashiro-machi (Tobu Zoo & Nippon Institute of Technology Museum of Industrial Technology) and Isanuma Park (in Kawagoe). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Kitain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuzan Shrine, stroll around Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at AEON Lake Town.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saitama trip maker.

Traveling by car from Namegawa-machi to Saitama takes 1.5 hours. In June in Saitama, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saitama

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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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