Chichibu is located some 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Tokyo, the national capital, and about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Yokohama.
Saitama attracts travelers from all over the globe, which means getting around is relatively easy. Be sure to set aside sufficient time to tour the incredible range of attractions this region offers. Fukaya, lies approximately 18 miles (29 kilometers) to the southwest. Head there to check out the Aqua Paradise Patio and Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Museum.
Approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the east of Chichibu is Saitama, an important regional city and the home of Omiya Park, John Lennon Museum and Saitama Stadium 2002 (Saitama Stadium). Hikawa Shrine and Saitama Super Arena are just a few of the other interesting attractions on offer here.
No matter if you are taking the popular tourist trail or the roads less traveled, knowing some handy Japanese phrases will help your journey. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" means "Would you like to dance with me?" And "Benjo wa doko desu ka?", which translates as "Where's the toilet?"
Those holidaying in Chichibu or in other cities and towns in Japan on the 23rd of December, can take part in country-wide Birthday of Emperor Akihito events and celebrations.
Good things must come to an end, but be rest assured, when it's time to leave Saitama, you'll have great photos and memories to remember your journey.