32 days in Kanto Itinerary

32 days in Kanto Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kanto tour planner

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Katori
— 1 day
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Daigo-machi
— 1 night
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Nikko
— 6 nights
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Chichibu
— 3 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Hachijojima Airport
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Hachijo-machi
— 3 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
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Kamakura
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
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Katori

— 1 day
Katori is a city located in northern Chiba Prefecture, Japan.As of April 2012, the city has an estimated population of 81,240 and a population density of 310 persons per km2. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nihommatsuji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashima Jingu, then steep yourself in history at Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Katori Jingu Shrine.

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Tokyo to Katori is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect little chillier evenings in Katori when traveling from Tokyo in January, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Daigo-machi.

Things to do in Katori

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daigo-machi

— 1 night
On the 21st (Thu), head outdoors with Okukuji Nantaisan, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fukuroda Falls, then get in on the family fun at Forespa Daigo, and finally look for gifts at Fujita Kanko Apple Farm.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Daigo-machi planner.

Traveling by car from Katori to Daigo-machi takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Katori, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Daigo-machi, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Daigo-machi

Shopping · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Nikko

— 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ryuzu Waterfall and Nikko Base. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yomeimon (Main Gate) and Oya History Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nikko: Furumine Shrine (in Kanuma), Utsunomiya (Tochigi Prefectural Museum & Oya temple) and Nasu-machi (Nasu Highlands, Fujishiro Seiji Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Yunoko Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Kegon Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Kammangafuchi Gorge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinno-ji Temple.

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Traveling by car from Daigo-machi to Nikko takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chichibu.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Chichibu

— 3 nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Mitsumine Shrine and Tyosenji Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Haruna Shrine and Ikaho Stone Steps. Change things up with these side-trips from Chichibu: Kamiyatsuno Okusuu (in Ogose-machi), Chikyuya Haruna (in Shinto-mura) and Gokuraku-ji Temple (in Yorii-machi). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Terasaka Rice Terraces, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mt. Zuiryusan Hounji Temple - No. 30 Amulets Place, admire the sheer force of Fudo Falls, and steep yourself in history at Wakamiko Shrine.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chichibu online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Chichibu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nikko in January, Chichibu is a bit cooler at night with lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Hachijo-machi.

Things to do in Chichibu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Hachijo-machi

— 3 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tametomo Shrine and Jinyaato. Visiting Noboryotouge and Nambara Senjojiki will get you outdoors.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hachijo-machi trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chichibu to Hachijo-machi. Traveling from Chichibu in January, Hachijo-machi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Hachijo-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Hakone-machi

— 5 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Head to Pola Museum of Art and Hamamatsuyafor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Oyama Afuri Shrine and Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson) are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Hakone-machi to Oshima-machi to see Mt. Mihara about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hachijo-machi to Hakone-machi. In February, Hakone-machi is little chillier than Hachijo-machi - with highs of 5°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kamakura.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura

— 5 nights

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Awa Jinja. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Samukawa Shrine and Enoshima Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kamakura: Sunosaki Shrine (in Tateyama), Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) (in Saru-jima) and Jogashima (Jogashima Island & Jogashima Park). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kencho-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, identify plant and animal life at Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, and make a trip to Cape Nojima.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kamakura trip planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Kamakura in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Kamakura are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 8 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kanda Myojin and Naritasan Omote Sando. National Museum of Western Art and Mori Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kawasaki Daishi (in Kawasaki) and Narita (Three-storied Pagoda, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: visit Ueno District, get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, take a stroll through Kagurazaka, and contemplate the long history of Hie Jinjya.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip site.

Getting from Kamakura to Tokyo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kamakura in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · 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.