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5 days in Saitama Prefecture Itinerary
Fly + Drive: 13 h 45 min
Saitama— 2 nights
Drive: 1 h 15 min
Chichibu— 2 nights
Drive + Fly: 15 h 15 min
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Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.On the 29th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hikawa Shrine, look for gifts at Machikan Hamono, contemplate the long history of Toki no Kane, then don't miss a visit to Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street, and finally make a trip to Kashiya Yokocho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitain, then relax in the rural setting at Sayama Berry Land, then walk around Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park, and finally walk around Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park.
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Sydney, Australia to Saitama is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Saitama. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Saitama hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chichibu.
Things to do in Saitama
Kawagoe, Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park, Sayama Berry Land
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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 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu), take in the dramatic natural features at Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichibu Shrine.
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Drive from Saitama to Chichibu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Saitama in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chichibu, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Chichibu
Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks
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