60 days in Saitama Prefecture & Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Saitama Prefecture & Gunma Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saitama
— 10 nights
2
Isesaki
— 8 nights
3
Shibukawa
— 8 nights
4
Minakami-machi
— 9 nights
5
Tsumagoi-mura
— 7 nights
6
Tomioka
— 8 nights
7
Higashimatsuyama
— 7 nights

10
nights
Saitama

Saitama ©
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Kids will enjoy Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park and The Railway Museum. Explore Saitama's surroundings by going to Miyashiro-machi (Tobu Zoo & Nippon Institute of Technology Museum of Industrial Technology), Sayama (Sayama Berry Land & Aguresshu Genkimura) and Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi (in Satte). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, have fun at Numakage Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Omiya Park Zoo, and catch a live event at Saitama Stadium 2002.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saitama itinerary website.

Manila, Philippines to Saitama is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in April; daily highs in Saitama reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isesaki.

Things to do in Saitama

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Tokorozawa, Hanno, Kawaguchi, Miyashiro-machi, Wako
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 13:
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Tobu Zoo ©
Tobu Zoo
The Railway Museum ©
The Railway Museum
Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma ©
Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma

8
nights
Isesaki

Isesaki ©
Isesaki is a city located in southern Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Family-friendly places like Kezoji Amusement Park and Gunma Children's Land will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Isesaki: Kiryu (Kiryugaoka Zoo, Ryushin-ji Temple, &more), Chichibu (Hitsujiyama Park, Mitsumine Shrine, &more) and Arima Canyon Fishing Spot (in Hanno). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks, stroll around Odairanosato Shinsui Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hodosan Shrine, and look for all kinds of wild species at Minoyama Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Isesaki trip planner.

Drive from Saitama to Isesaki in 2 hours. When traveling from Saitama in April, plan for little chillier days in Isesaki, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Shibukawa.

Things to do in Isesaki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kiryu, Chichibu, Nagatoro-machi, Fukaya, Kazo Miraikan
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 21:
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Kezoji Amusement Park ©
Kezoji Amusement Park
Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks ©
Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks
Kiryugaoka Zoo ©
Kiryugaoka Zoo

8
nights
Shibukawa

Shibukawa ©
Often referred to as the "Belly Button of Japan," the city of Shibukawa celebrates its status as the country's geographical center by hosting the Heso Matsuri, or Belly Button Festival.
Bring the kids along to Ikaho Stone Steps and Onsen Resorts. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shibukawa: Kusatsu-machi (Netsunoyu, Yubatake, &more), Fukiwarenotaki Falls (in Numata) and Takasaki (Lake Haruna & Haruna Shrine). There's lots more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Ikaho Green Farm, explore the activities along Kakumambuchi, let the kids burn off some steam at Gunma Flower Park, and find something for the whole family at LunarPark.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Shibukawa day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Isesaki to Shibukawa takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Shibukawa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Minakami-machi.

Things to do in Shibukawa

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kusatsu-machi, Maebashi, Takasaki, Ikaho Toy, Doll and Car Museum, Akagi-yama
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 29:
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Fukiwarenotaki Falls ©
Fukiwarenotaki Falls
Onsen Resorts

9
nights
Minakami-machi

Minakami-machi ©
Perched beneath the foothills of several soaring mountains, the town of Minakami-machi provides a picturesque stepping stone from which to explore the dramatic surrounding scenery.
Bring the kids along to Onsen Resorts and Takumi no Sato. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minakami-machi: Nakanojo-machi (Chatsubomigoke Park, Japan's Highest National Highway Point, &more), Kichijo-ji Temple (in Kawaba-mura) and Kusatsu-machi (Kusatsu International Ski Place, Yugama, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at MTB Japan Adventure Tours, make a trip to Shigehachi, catch some excitement at Tanigawadake Ropeway, and examine the collection at Tsukiyono Vidro Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Minakami-machi trip maker website.

Getting from Shibukawa to Minakami-machi by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tsumagoi-mura.

Things to do in Minakami-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nakanojo-machi, Kusatsu-machi, Numata, Kichijo-ji Temple, Shigehachi
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 8:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane ©
Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane
Tanigawadake Ropeway ©
Tanigawadake Ropeway
Takumi no Sato ©
Takumi no Sato

7
nights
Tsumagoi-mura

Tsumagoi-mura ©
Kids will enjoy Onioshidashi Volcanic Park and Karuizawa Toy Kingdom. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tsumagoi-mura: Agatsuma Canyon (in Higashiagatsuma-machi), Naganohara-machi (Asama Otaki Fall, Taiheiyo Club Karuizawa Resort, &more) and Warabi Flat Forest Park Campsite (in Takasaki). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tsumagoi-mura trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Minakami-machi to Tsumagoi-mura in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tsumagoi-mura can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tomioka.

Things to do in Tsumagoi-mura

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Naganohara-machi, Agatsuma Canyon, Akaiwa Chiku, Michi-no-Eki Yamba Furusato Kan, Warabi Flat Forest Park Campsite
Find places to stay May 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Karuizawa Toy Kingdom ©
Karuizawa Toy Kingdom
Onioshidashi Volcanic Park ©
Onioshidashi Volcanic Park
Onsen Resorts

8
nights
Tomioka

Tomioka ©
Attractions like Tomioka Silk Mill and Ichinomiya Nukisaki Shrine make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Tomioka side-trips: Annaka (Lake Usui, Apt Street, &more), Yokoze-machi (Ashigakubo no Hyochu & Terasaka Rice Terraces) and Ogano-machi (No.32 Fudasho Hannyasan Hosho-ji Temple, Marugami Falls, &more).

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tomioka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tsumagoi-mura to Tomioka by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Tomioka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Higashimatsuyama.

Things to do in Tomioka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Annaka, Chichibu, Ogano-machi, Shimonita-machi, Kanra-machi
Find places to stay May 15 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Gunma Safari Park ©
Gunma Safari Park
Konnyaku Park ©
Konnyaku Park
Tomioka Silk Mill ©
Tomioka Silk Mill

7
nights
Higashimatsuyama

Higashimatsuyama ©
Attractions like Saitama Children Zoo and Onihei Edodokoro make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Higashimatsuyama: Tsurugashima Exercise Park (in Tsurugashima), Kodai Hasunosato (in Gyoda) and Kawagoe (Kawagoe Matsuri Kaikan, Kashiya Yokocho, &more).

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Higashimatsuyama online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tomioka to Higashimatsuyama takes an hour. In May in Higashimatsuyama, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Higashimatsuyama

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kawagoe, Hanyu, Ranzan-machi, Namegawa-machi, Five Thousand Soaring Dragons Seitenkyu Temple
Find places to stay May 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Saitama Children Zoo ©
Saitama Children Zoo
Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park ©
Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park
Omurasaki Golf Club ©
Omurasaki Golf Club