10 days in Kamakura, Saitama Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

10 days in Kamakura, Saitama Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

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10 days in Kamakura, Saitama Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + train:  21​h 30​min
1
Kamakura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kawagoe
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Saitama
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 24th (Wed), look for gifts at Samuraikibun Kamakura, make a trip to Kamakura Komachidori, and then contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Kōtoku-in, step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gempei Pond, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kamakura trip itinerary planner.

Phoenix, USA to Kamakura is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Kamakura is 16 hours. While traveling from Phoenix, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Kamakura, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kawagoe.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Enoshima Island
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Enoshima Island ©
Enoshima Island
Gempei Pond ©
Gempei Pond

1
night
Kawagoe

Kawagoe ©
Situated just outside of Tokyo, Kawagoe entices visitors with its historic, Edo period architecture, reminiscent of a Japan of the past.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, explore the world behind art at Toyama Memorial Museum of Art, then don't miss a visit to Kitain, then make a trip to Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Kashi Yokocho.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kawagoe online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kamakura to Kawagoe in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. When traveling from Kamakura in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Kawagoe, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saitama.

Things to do in Kawagoe

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Toyama Memorial Museum of Art
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Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine ©
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
Toyama Memorial Museum of Art ©
Toyama Memorial Museum of Art
Kitain ©
Kitain

1
night
Saitama

Saitama ©
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll around Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park, explore the world behind art at Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama, then get engrossed in the history at The Railway Museum, and finally make a trip to Gyokuzouin.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saitama trip planner .

Saitama is very close to Kawagoe. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Saitama

Museums Transportation Childrens Museums
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The Railway Museum ©
The Railway Museum
Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama ©
Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama
Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park ©
Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 28th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo travel route planner .

Tokyo is just a stone's throw from Saitama. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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