5 days in Saitama Itinerary

5 days in Saitama Itinerary

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Saitama ©
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Get out of town with these interesting Saitama side-trips: Karuizawa-machi (Kumoba Pond, Karuizawa prince shopping plaza, & more), Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Mt. Takao (in Hachioji). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, let the kids burn off some steam at Hitachi Seaside Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kairakuen Park, and contemplate the long history of Tomioka Silk Mill.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saitama trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In December, daytime highs in Saitama are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saitama

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Side Trips

Karuizawa-machi, Mt. Takao, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tomioka Silk Mill, Kairakuen Park
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Hitachi Seaside Park ©
Hitachi Seaside Park
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine ©
Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine