9 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saitama Prefecture trip maker

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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Higashimatsuyama
— 1 night
Drive
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Chichibu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tokorozawa
— 3 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Taipei

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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. On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, don't miss a visit to Hikawa Nyotai Shrine, then get around town with The Railway Museum, and finally walk around Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi, see where the action happens at Saitama Stadium 2002, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hisaizu Shrine, and finally browse the different shops at AEON Lake Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Koshigaya trip planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Koshigaya is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Koshigaya is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Taipei in May: highs in Koshigaya hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Higashimatsuyama.

Things to do in Koshigaya

Historic Sites · Transportation · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Higashimatsuyama

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Yoshimi Hyakuana Tombs, stroll around Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park, then get engrossed in the history at Peace Museum of Saitama, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saitama Children Zoo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakyu Inari Shrine.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Higashimatsuyama trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Koshigaya to Higashimatsuyama takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Koshigaya in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Higashimatsuyama, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Higashimatsuyama

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Chichibu

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): visit Nakatsu River, then admire the sheer force of Fudo Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsumine Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Misotsuchi Icicles (Misotsuchinotsurara). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): walk around Hitsujiyama Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Fudasho Pilgrimage, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hodosan Shrine, and finally explore the striking landscape at Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chichibu road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Higashimatsuyama to Chichibu takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Chichibu can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokorozawa.

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokorozawa: Kawagoe (Kitain, Kawagoe Kumano Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma, relax in the rural setting at Sayama Berry Land, and see where the action happens at MetLife Dome.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Tokorozawa trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Chichibu to Tokorozawa in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tokorozawa can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokorozawa

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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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