7 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saitama Prefecture visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Koshigaya
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Koshigaya
— 1 night
Drive
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Chichibu
— 1 night
Drive
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Tokorozawa
— 3 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Koshigaya

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): catch a live event at Saitama Stadium 2002, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsuki Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, and finally engage your brain at The Railway Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum Saitama, then stroll around Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park, then have fun at Saitama Prefecture Health & Welfare Village, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at AEON Lake Town.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Koshigaya day trip app.

Singapore, Singapore to Koshigaya is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Singapore in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Koshigaya: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Koshigaya

Museums · Transportation · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chichibu

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsumine Shrine, and finally make a trip to Misotsuchi Icicles (Misotsuchinotsurara).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Chichibu tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Koshigaya to Chichibu takes 2 hours. Traveling from Koshigaya in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Chichibu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokorozawa.

Things to do in Chichibu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Tokorozawa

— 3 nights
Tokorozawa is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 335,968 and a population density of 4660 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitain, make a trip to Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street, then steep yourself in history at Toki no Kane, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, and finally steep yourself in history at Kawagoejyo Honmaru Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch a live event at MetLife Dome, revel in the low prices at Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawagoe Kumano Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Kashiya Yokocho, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jizo-in.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokorozawa visit planner.

You can drive from Chichibu to Tokorozawa in 2 hours. In August in Tokorozawa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokorozawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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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