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KUMAGAYA SAITAMA ITINERARY 3

Experience Japanese nature and traditional culture in Saitama Prefecture

    • Day 1

      Hotel in Kumagaya
      TAXI
      Kumagaya Station
      Chichibu Railway
      Kaminagatoro Station
      Walking

      Enjoy a half or full day kayak experience in Saitama!

      Join a half day or full day tour on a kayak and explore the waters of Tamayodo Lake in Saitama prefecture! The tour includes the kayak and equipment rental fee, as well as qualified instructors who will teach you the basics for a safe adventure!
      Walking
      Kaminagatoro Station
      Chichibu Railway
      Seibu-Chichibu Station

      Seibu Chichibu Ekimae Onsen Matsurinoyu

      A hot springs complex based around the theme of Chichibu’s famous festivals
      Matsuri no Yu consists of six baths in total (one exclusively for women), among them four outdoor baths and a highly concentrated artificially carbonated bath. The wide complement of bathing zones, and the Matsuri no Utage, a food court at which famous Chichibu Specialties are served, make this a must-visit. In addition, the Chichibu Miyage Market sells signature sweets and local specialties of the region. All the best of Chichibu can be found here.
      Address1-16-15 Nosaka-machi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama Prefecture
      Seibu-Chichibu Station
      Chichibu Railway
      Kumagaya Station
      Walking
      Dinner in Kumagaya
      TAXI
      Hotel in Kumagaya
    • Day 2

      Hotel in Kumagaya
      TAXI

      See the Sunrise from a Hot Air Balloon just outside Tokyo!

      How about flying with us in a hot air balloon during the beautiful sunrise? Float elegantly through the sky while watching the amazing rural landscape of rice fields below. This is a wonderful memory and a surprise for your beloved ones!
      Kazo Station
      Tobu Isesaki Railroad
      Shin-koshigaya Station
      Walking
      Minami-Koshigaya Station
      JR
      Asakadai Station

      Learn the history of Soba and make Soba noodles near Tokyo!

      In this activity, you will get to know the history of one of Japan’s “soul foods”, soba, and learn how to make your own soba noodles, after which you can eat them on the spot! Located in Saitama, near Tokyo.
      Asakadai Station
      Tobu Tojo Railroad
      Kawagoe Station
      Walking

      The Kawagoe townscape

      The Kawagoe townscape still retains traces of the traditional brewing culture of the region.
      Breweries had to be fire retardant, using ingenious techniques to prevent the outbreak of fires from the alcohol contained there in. These structures later developed into Edo-style machiya townhomes.
      This is a unique view of Edo period Japan that can no longer be found in present-day Tokyo.
      The townscape was designated in December of 1999 as an important preservation district for groups of traditional buildings. In January of 2007, it was selected among the 100 beautiful and historic views of Japan.
      AddressKawagoe-shi, Saitama Prefecture
      Walking
      Kawagoe Station
      JR
      Kumagaya Station
      Walking
      Dinner in Kumagaya
      TAXI
      Hotel in Kumagaya
    • Day 3

      Hotel in Kumagaya
      TAXI
      Kumagaya Station
      JR
      Kita-Urawa Station
      Walking

      Enjoy Japanese Farm Experience in Saitama, near Tokyo!

      Experience Japanese traditional farm works like digging potatoes, making Miso (fermented soybean paste) and more under the guidance of real farmers in Saitama prefecture. Also enjoy tasty Japanese curry and rice!
      Walking
      Kita-Urawa Station
      JR
      Omiya Station

      Best Japanese Bonsai Tour in Saitama Omiya Bonsai Village

      We will go to Omiya Bonsai Village in Saitama and do the following:
      ・See Omiya Bonsai Art Museum
      ・Have lunch at Bonsai restaurant (optional)
      ・See 5 famous bonsai nurseries (optional)
      ・Experience making bonsai with a Japanese bonsai master
      TAXI

      Saitama Prefectural Omiya Park

      Omiya Park has close to 1,000 cherry trees and Japanese red pine over 100 years old, as well as trees and shrubbery with lovely green leaves in spring and lush foliage in fall. Experience the four seasons at the park.
      This is the longest-running prefectural park of its kind.
      It is also a Saitama favorite and is the most widely used prefectural park here.
      Address4-chome Takahana-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama Prefecture
      Walking

      Hikawa Shrine

      One of Japan’s oldest shrines at over 2,400 years old, it also contributed its name to the Omiya region here.
      Also referred to as Musashi Ichinomiya, it is the parish of many from the Kanto area, with throngs of worshipers visiting for the New Year.
      In fact, there are over 280 shrines named Hikawa Shrine, predominantly found in Omiya and parts of Saitama, as well as Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefectures.
      The principal buildings and the two-storied gate were built in 1940 to make the shrine suitable for imperial visits.
      Address1-407 Takahana-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama Prefecture
      Omiya Station

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