60 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saitama Prefecture route planner

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Iruma
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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
— 13 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Toronto

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Iruma

— 15 nights
Get in touch with nature at Mt. Tenran and Saitama Prefectural Road 157 Kawagoe Sayama Bike Trail. Koma Shrine and Kawagoejyo Honmaru Palace will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Niiza (Arasawa Fudo-do, Suisokuken no Mori, &more), Sayama City Urban Botanical Garden (in Sayama) and Kawagoe (Kawagoe Sports Park General Gymnastic Hall, Kawagoe City Museum, &more).

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Toronto, Canada to Iruma is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect Iruma to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Iruma

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 26:

Chichibu

— 15 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chichibu Fudasho Pilgrimage and Takizawa Dam. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mitsumine Shrine and Hodosan Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Ogano-machi (Marugami Falls, Onouchi Valley, &more), Yorii-machi (Hachigata Castle Remains, Hachigata Castle Park, &more) and Nagatoro-machi (Fudo-ji Temple, Hodosan, &more). There's lots more to do: stop by Nakatsu River, admire the masterpieces at Yamato Art Museum, Head underground at Hashidate Cave, and admire the sheer force of Seijo Falls.

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

Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 11:

Kumagaya

— 15 nights
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 Hojiji Temple. Explore Kumagaya's surroundings by going to Kawara no Yu (in Ogawa-machi), Fukaya (Fukaya Hanazono Onsen Hanayunomori & Hanazono Forest) and Village of Firefly (in Ranzan-machi). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Sakitama Kofun Park, stroll through Toneozeki, experience rural life at Yokoyama Farm, and walk around Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumagaya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chichibu to Kumagaya takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 26th (Fri), you're off to Koshigaya.

Things to do in Kumagaya

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 26:

Koshigaya

— 13 nights
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi and Hisaizu Shrine. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum Saitama and Former Toho Village Nakamura Family Residence. Explore Koshigaya's surroundings by going to Wako Jurin Park (in Wako), Saitama (Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, Thermal Spas, &more) and Tobu Zoo (in Miyashiro-machi). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Lalaport Shin Misato, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiraoka Hachiman Shrine, see the interesting displays at Traditional Industries Exhibition Room, and experience rural life at Ichigo Kobo Kimuraya.

Plan trip to Koshigaya with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Kumagaya to Koshigaya takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kumagaya in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Koshigaya. 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

Find places to stay Oct 26 — Nov 8:

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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