9 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

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9 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Taipei
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Koshigaya
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Higashimatsuyama
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Chichibu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tokorozawa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Taipei

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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hikawa Shrine, then make a trip to Hikawa Nyotai Shrine, then see the interesting displays at The Railway Museum, and finally stroll around Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi, then admire all the interesting features of Saitama Stadium 2002, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hisaizu Shrine, and finally browse the different shops at Aeon Lake Town.

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Taipei, Taiwan to Koshigaya is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taipei to Koshigaya due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Taipei in May: highs in Koshigaya hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Higashimatsuyama.

Things to do in Koshigaya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Saitama, Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi
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Hikawa Shrine ©
Hikawa Shrine
The Railway Museum ©
The Railway Museum
Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi ©
Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi

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Higashimatsuyama

Higashimatsuyama ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Yoshimi Hyakuana Tombs, walk around Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park, then get engrossed in the history at Peace Museum of Saitama, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saitama Children Zoo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakyu Inari Shrine.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Higashimatsuyama trip builder .

Getting from Koshigaya to Higashimatsuyama by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Koshigaya in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Higashimatsuyama. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Higashimatsuyama

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park, Yoshimi Hyakuana Tombs
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Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park ©
Saitama Children Zoo ©
Saitama Children Zoo
Peace Museum of Saitama ©
Peace Museum of Saitama

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Fudo Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsumine Shrine, and then don't miss a visit to Misotsuchi Icicles (Misotsuchinotsurara). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Hitsujiyama Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Satsusho Meguri, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hodosan Shrine, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichibu online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Higashimatsuyama to Chichibu takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokorozawa.

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nagatoro-machi
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Hitsujiyama Park ©
Hitsujiyama Park
Nakatsu River ©
Nakatsu River
Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu) ©
Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu)

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Tokorozawa

Tokorozawa ©
Tokorozawa is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 335,968 and a population density of 4660 persons per km². Explore Tokorozawa's surroundings by going to Kawagoe (Kitain, Kawagoe Kumano Shrine, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park, make a trip to Sayama Berry Land, buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Emio Tokorozawa, and explore and take pictures at Seibu Prince Dome.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokorozawa trip planner .

You can drive from Chichibu to Tokorozawa in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokorozawa

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Kawagoe, Sayama Berry Land, Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma
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Toki no Kane ©
Toki no Kane
Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park ©
Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park
Seibu Prince Dome ©
Seibu Prince Dome
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