28 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

28 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

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28 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Hanno
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Chichibu
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kumagaya
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Koshigaya
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Kathmandu

6
nights
Hanno

Hanno ©
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nōnin-ji Temple and Hanno Municipal Museum. Get outdoors at Arima Canyon Fishing Spot and Okumusashi Green Line. Venture out of the city with trips to Suneori Zelkova Tree (in Tsurugashima), Higashimatsuyama (Peace Museum of Saitama & Saitama Children Zoo) and Kuroyama Santaki Fall (in Ogose-machi). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Tonosu Mountain, explore the activities along Naguri Lake (Arima Dam), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takedera, and play a few rounds at Kuni Country Club.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hanno trip planner .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Hanno is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Hanno due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kathmandu in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hanno: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Hanno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hidaka, Moroyama-machi, Higashimatsuyama, Kuroyama Santaki Fall, Seitenkyu Temple
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:
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Mt. Izugatake ©
Mt. Izugatake
Peace Museum of Saitama ©
Peace Museum of Saitama
Takedera ©
Takedera

8
nights
Chichibu

Chichibu ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu) and Kokokusan-Kinshoji Temple - No. 4 Pilgrimage. Escape the urban bustle at Fudo Falls and Mt. Mitsumine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chichibu: Nagatoro-machi (Okumiya, Hodosan, & more), Ogano-machi (Marugami Falls, Onouchi Valley, & more) and Mt. Kanetsukido (in Yorii-machi). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Satsusho Meguri, head outdoors with Forest Adventure Chichibu, look for all kinds of wild species at Minoyama Park, and Head underground at Hashidate Cave.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Chichibu fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Hanno to Chichibu by car takes about an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kumagaya.

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagatoro-machi, Ogano-machi, Minano-machi, Yokoze-machi, Mt. Kanetsukido
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Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks ©
Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks
Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu) ©
Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu)
Minoyama Park ©
Minoyama Park

4
nights
Kumagaya

Kumagaya ©
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Menuma Shodenzan Kangi-in and Sakitama Kofun Park. Visiting Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi and Lake Sayama will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kumagaya: Kawagoe (Toki no Kane, Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street, & more) and Seibu Prince Dome (in Tokorozawa). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyodahachiman Shrine, let little ones run wild at Chuo Park, take an in-depth tour of Museum of The Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds, and steep yourself in history at Onjo Castle.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Kumagaya online travel route planner .

You can drive from Chichibu to Kumagaya in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Koshigaya.

Things to do in Kumagaya

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kawagoe, Gyoda, Tokorozawa
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Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi ©
Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi
Kawagoe Matsuri Kaikan ©
Kawagoe Matsuri Kaikan
Gyodahachiman Shrine ©
Gyodahachiman Shrine

8
nights
Koshigaya

Koshigaya ©
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. Escape the urban bustle at Campbelltown Forest of Wild Birds and Minuma Tsusembori. Get a sense of the local culture at The Railway Museum and Hisaizu Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koshigaya: Horse Riding Club Crane Ina (in Ina-machi), Saitama (Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park, Japan Mint Saitama Museum, & more) and Hikawa Shrine (in Omiya). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Motoarakawa Riverbank, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi, and buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Lake Town.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Koshigaya trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Kumagaya to Koshigaya by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Koshigaya when traveling from Kumagaya in July, with lows around 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Koshigaya

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Saitama, Kawagoe, Kawaguchi, Horse Riding Club Crane Ina, Niizo Hikawa Shrine
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 15:
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The Railway Museum ©
The Railway Museum
Hikawa Shrine ©
Hikawa Shrine
Japan Mint Saitama Museum ©
Japan Mint Saitama Museum