9 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

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9 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

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

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, take an in-depth tour of Fuchushi Kyodonomori Museum, wander the streets of Susukino, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takao, and finally indulge your taste buds at Aguresshu Genkimura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma, then explore the world behind art at Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Nihon Minkaen Japan Open Air Folk House Museum, and finally examine the collection at Fujiko F Fujio Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tokorozawa trip planner .

Taipei, Taiwan to Tokorozawa is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Taipei to Tokorozawa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Taipei in May; daily highs in Tokorozawa reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Tokorozawa

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kawasaki, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Fuchushi Kyodonomori Museum, Susukino, Mt. Takao
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
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Fujiko F Fujio Museum ©
Fujiko F Fujio Museum
Susukino ©
Susukino
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao

3
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.
Let the collections at Gunma Natural Museum and Chichibu Matsuri Kaikan capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yoshida Area and Mitsumine Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Chichibu side-trips: Nagatoro-machi (Hodosan, Hodosan Shrine, & more), Myogi Shrine (in Tomioka) and Michi-no-Eki Shimonita (in Shimonita-machi). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Terasaka Rice Terraces, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichibu Shrine, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and walk around Hitsujiyama Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chichibu online trip itinerary builder .

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

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nagatoro-machi, Tomioka, Terasaka Rice Terraces, Michi-no-Eki Shimonita
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
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Hitsujiyama Park ©
Hitsujiyama Park
Gunma Natural Museum ©
Gunma Natural Museum
Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu) ©
Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu)

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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. Get a sense of the local culture at Ghibli Museum Mitaka and Hisaizu Shrine. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Coconut, Tsudanuma and Ikspiari. Get out of town with these interesting Koshigaya side-trips: Murasaki Country Club Murasaki Ayame Course (in Noda), Asahi Brewery Ibaraki (in Moriya) and Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea).

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Koshigaya online day trip planner .

Drive from Chichibu to Koshigaya in 2 hours. Traveling from Chichibu in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Koshigaya, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koshigaya

Theme Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Urayasu, Asahi Brewery Ibaraki, Coconut, Tsudanuma, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Murasaki Country Club Murasaki Ayame Course
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Ikspiari ©
Ikspiari
Hisaizu Shrine ©
Hisaizu Shrine