4 days in Saitama & Chichibu Itinerary

4 days in Saitama & Chichibu Itinerary

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4 days in Saitama & Chichibu Itinerary

Start: Nasushiobara
Drive:  3 h
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
End: Nasushiobara


Saitama ©
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
On the 20th (Fri), stroll around Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banna-ji Temple Hondo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banna-ji Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ashikaga Flower Park, and finally browse the different shops at Sano Premium Outlet.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saitama day trip website.

Nasushiobara to Saitama is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nasushiobara in March, with highs in Saitama at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Chichibu.

Things to do in Saitama

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ashikaga, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Sano Premium Outlet
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Ashikaga Flower Park ©
Ashikaga Flower Park
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine ©
Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine


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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): walk around Hitsujiyama Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Shrine, and then explore the striking landscape at Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chichibu itinerary tool.

Getting from Saitama to Chichibu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Saitama in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chichibu, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks
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Hitsujiyama Park ©
Hitsujiyama Park
Chichibu Shrine ©
Chichibu Shrine
Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks ©
Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks