28 days in Kanto Itinerary

28 days in Kanto Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Hakone-machi
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Kawagoe
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Nakanojo-machi
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Nikko
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Mito
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Tokyo

— 4 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

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San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo is 17 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect Tokyo to be little chillier, temps between 58°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Hakone-machi

— 3 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakone-machi: Fujiyoshida (Arakurayama Sengen Park, Chureito Pagoda, &more) and Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Itchiku Kubota Art Museum & Lake Kawaguchi). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, stop by Owakudani Kurotamago Kan, see the interesting displays at Little Prince Museum, and explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Kawagoe.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Kawagoe

— 2 nights

Little Edo

Situated just outside of Tokyo, Kawagoe entices visitors with its historic, Edo period architecture, reminiscent of a Japan of the past.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Omiya Hana no Oka Norin Park, then stroll around Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, and finally walk around Shimin no Mori. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Old Yamazaki Family Villa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitain, then contemplate the long history of Toki no Kane, then don't miss a visit to Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Kashiya Yokocho.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kawagoe road trip app.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Kawagoe in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Hakone-machi in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Kawagoe: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nakanojo-machi.

Things to do in Kawagoe

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Nakanojo-machi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, explore the striking landscape at Shima no Oketsu, contemplate the waterfront views at Okushima Lake, then admire the engineering at Shimagawa Dam, and finally make a trip to Hinatami Yakushido. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Yubatake, fly down the slopes at Kusatsu International Ski Place, and then steep yourself in history at Netsunoyu.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nakanojo-machi itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kawagoe to Nakanojo-machi in 3 hours. When traveling from Kawagoe in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nakanojo-machi: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Nakanojo-machi

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nikko

— 4 nights
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Nikko National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, make a trip to Senjogahara Field, take in the views from Shinkyo Bridge, and explore the activities along Lake Chuzenji.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nikko itinerary planner.

Getting from Nakanojo-machi to Nikko by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Nakanojo-machi in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nikko, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Daigo-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Daigo-machi

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unganji Temple, see the interesting displays at Iwamura Kazuo Picture-Book Hill Museum, meet the residents at Nakagawa Aquatic Park, then admire the sheer force of Ryumon Waterfall, and finally examine the collection at Ryumon Furusato Mingeikan. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Tsukimachi Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eigenji, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fukuroda Falls, then snap pictures at Ryujin Big Suspension Bridge, and finally appreciate the views at Hananuki Valley.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Daigo-machi route planner.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Daigo-machi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in March, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Mito.

Things to do in Daigo-machi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mito

— 2 nights
Quaint and historic, Mito serves as the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, once a castle town and stronghold for the Edo-period Mito clan.
Get out of town with these interesting Mito side-trips: Kashima Jingu (in Kashima), Katori Jingu Shrine (in Katori) and Oarai-machi (Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium & Oarai Isosaki Shrine). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kairakuen Park, admire the landmark architecture of Kobuntei, hunt for treasures at Nakaminato Fish Market, and stroll through Kodokan Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mito trip planner.

You can drive from Daigo-machi to Mito in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mito when traveling from Daigo-machi in March, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Tokyo.

Things to do in Mito

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 7 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). See even more of Tokyo: visit Odaiba District, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo travel route app.

You can drive from Mito to Tokyo in 2 hours. Traveling from Mito in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Kanto travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Nearly synonymous with Tokyo and its suburban sprawl, the region of Kanto encompasses many historical sites, hot springs, semitropical islands, and picturesque mountains. Predictably, most tours of Kanto begin and end in Tokyo, which serves as an ideal base for day trips to nearby national parks, ancient temples, and grand monuments reminding visitors of Japan's shogun era. During feudal times, Kanto reigned as the center of political and military power; today, the area represents one of the country's tourism hubs. As you plan your Kanto itinerary, be sure to include a stop in Kamakura, a small temple town filled with notable cultural treasures.