30 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Kanagawa Prefecture & Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

30 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Kanagawa Prefecture & Saitama Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kanto journey planner
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Tokyo
— 9 nights
Drive
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Yokohama
— 3 nights
Train
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Kamakura
— 3 nights
Train
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Kawagoe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saitama
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mitaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Hachioji
— 5 nights
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Tokyo — 9 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Edogawa Fireworks as well as Fukagawa Edo Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 5th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and wander the streets of Odaiba District.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo is 17 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in May, with highs in Tokyo at 76°F and lows at 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yokohama.
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Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 9:

Yokohama — 3 nights

Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Change things up with a short trip to Umihotaru in Kisarazu (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Sankeien Gardens, wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown, stop by Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and admire the natural beauty at Takanashi Milk Rose Garden.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yokohama trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yokohama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Yokohama sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kamakura.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Kamakura — 3 nights

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Step out of Kamakura to go to Yokosuka and see Boat Tours & Water Sports, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, trek along Tenen Hiking trail, and take in the pleasant sights at Hase-dera Temple Scenic Walkway.

Before you visit Kamakura, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Yokohama to Kamakura by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. When traveling from Yokohama in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kamakura: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kawagoe.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Kawagoe — 4 nights

Little Edo

Situated just outside of Tokyo, Kawagoe entices visitors with its historic, Edo period architecture, reminiscent of a Japan of the past.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kawagoe: Chikozan Park Zoo (in Sayama), Higashimatsuyama (Saitama Children Zoo & Peace Museum of Saitama) and Kamiyatsuno Okusuu (in Ogose-machi). And it doesn't end there: walk around Hana no Oasis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, take in the pleasant sights at Irumagawa Promenade, and make a trip to Shidarezakura of Sunagawabori.

Plan my day in Kawagoe using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Kamakura to Kawagoe by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kamakura in June, you will find days in Kawagoe are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saitama.
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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

Saitama — 3 nights

Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Explore Saitama's surroundings by going to Koshigaya (Former Toho Village Nakamura Family Residence, Hanataen Garden, &more), Horse Riding Club Crane Ina (in Ina-machi) and Kawaguchi (Previously Tanaka Family House, Nanasato Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Oarata Kotsu Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, let little ones run wild at Sasame Park, and visit Omiya Bonsai Village.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saitama day trip tool.

Saitama is just a short distance from Kawagoe. In June in Saitama, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mitaka.
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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

Mitaka — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jindai-ji Temple, make a trip to Inokashira Benzaiten, then see the interesting displays at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, then take in the pleasant sights at Inokashira Park, and finally stop by Kichijoji.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mitaka online trip itinerary maker.

Mitaka is just a short distance from Saitama. In June, daily temperatures in Mitaka can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Hachioji.
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Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

Hachioji — 5 nights

The city of Hachioji, nestled in Western Tokyo's Okutama mountain range, draws visitors with its location, flanked by mountains on three sides and providing easy access to hiking trails.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hachioji: Ome (Shiofune Kannon Temple, Tenguiwa, &more), Akiruno (Minamisawa Ajisai Mountain & Fukasawa Chiisana Museum) and Chichibu (Mitsumine Shrine & Mt. Mitsumine). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takao, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takaosan Yakuo-in Yuki-ji Temple, get outside with America Camp Village, and admire the natural beauty at Shiroyama Katakuri no Sato.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hachioji day trip tool.

Hachioji is just a stone's throw from Mitaka. Traveling from Mitaka in June, expect nights in Hachioji to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 28:

Tokyo Prefecture travel guide

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A tour of Tokyo Prefecture reveals many eateries, markets, and museums, with sightseeing opportunities available for every type of traveler. Bright bursts of lights and billboards on modern buildings contrast the ornate, traditional architecture there. Don't forget to visit Izu Islands, easily accessible from the capital as an ideal day trip option.
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Kanagawa Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Parks · Historic Sites
Kanagawa Prefecture is a prefecture located in southern Kantō region of Japan. The capital of the prefecture is Yokohama. Kanagawa is part of the Greater Tokyo Area. Kanagawa Prefecture is home to Kamakura and Hakone, two highly popular side trip destinations from Tokyo.HistoryThe prefecture has some archaeological sites going back to the Jōmon period (around 400 BCE). About 3,000 years ago, Mount Hakone produced a volcanic explosion which resulted in Lake Ashi on the western area of the prefecture.It is believed that the Yamato dynasty ruled this area from the 5th century onwards. In the ancient era, its plains were very sparsely inhabited.In medieval Japan, Kanagawa was part of the provinces of Sagami and Musashi. Kamakura in central Sagami was the capital of Japan during the Kamakura period (1185–1333).During the Edo period, the western part of Sagami Province was governed by the daimyō of Odawara Castle, while the eastern part was directly governed by the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo (Tokyo).

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Saitama Prefecture travel guide

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Saitama Prefecture is a landlocked prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region of the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Saitama.This prefecture is part of the Greater Tokyo Area, and most of Saitama's cities can be described as suburbs of Tokyo, to which a large number of residents commute each day.HistoryAccording to Sendai Kuji Hongi, Chichibu was one of 137 provinces during the reign of Emperor Sujin. Chichibu Province was in western Saitama.Saitama Prefecture was formerly part of the old Musashi Province.In the fifth year of the Keiun era, deposits of copper were reported to have been found in the Chichibu District of what is now Saitama Prefecture.The Saitama area was historically known as a fertile agricultural region which produced much of the food for the Kantō region. During the Edo period, many fudai daimyōs ruled small domains within the Saitama area.After World War II, as Tokyo expanded rapidly and modern transportation allowed longer commutes, the lack of available land in Tokyo led to the rapid development of Saitama Prefecture, where the population has nearly tripled since 1960. Most of the cities in the prefecture are closely connected to downtown Tokyo by metropolitan rail, and operate largely as residential and commercial suburbs of Tokyo.

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