4 days in Tokyo Prefecture & Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

4 days in Tokyo Prefecture & Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

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4 days in Tokyo Prefecture & Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Osaka
train:  3​h 30​min
1
Mitaka
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Saitama
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
End: Osaka

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Mitaka

Mitaka ©
Mitaka is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 189,168 and a population density of 11,520 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kahenomori Art Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Ghibli Museum Mitaka.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mitaka travel planner.

Osaka to Mitaka is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Mitaka are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saitama.

Things to do in Mitaka

Museums

Side Trip

Kahenomori Art Museum
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Japan Mint Saitama Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hikawa Shrine, walk around Shimin no Mori, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Risu no Ie, and finally make a trip to Jionji Temple Genju Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saitama trip itinerary maker .

Saitama is just a short distance from Mitaka. September in Saitama sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Saitama

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Hikawa Shrine ©
Hikawa Shrine
Japan Mint Saitama Museum ©
Japan Mint Saitama Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, then ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally make a trip to Shibuya Crossing.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo route planner .

Tokyo is very close to Saitama. In September, daytime highs in Tokyo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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