44 days in Kanto Itinerary

44 days in Kanto Itinerary

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44 days in Kanto Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kamogawa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Oshima-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Niijima-mura
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Ogasawara-mura
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
6
Hachijo-machi
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
7
Kusatsu-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Nasu-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Nikko
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

4
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Let the collections at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum and The Hakone Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Visiting Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) and Hakone Shisseikaen will get you outdoors. Step out of Hakone-machi to go to Odawara and see Odawara Castle, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Pola Museum of Art, explore the galleries of Little Prince Museum, see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, and make a splash at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi visit planner.

Phoenix, USA to Hakone-machi is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 16 hours. When traveling from Phoenix in March, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kamogawa.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Baths

Side Trip

Odawara Castle
Highlights from your plan
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Lalique Museum Hakone
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

1
night
Kamogawa

Kamogawa ©
Beloved for its beaches, mild climate, and natural attractions, Kamogawa is a beautiful getaway right outside of Tokyo.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the waterfront activity at Tainoura and then get in on the family fun at Kamogawa SeaWorld.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kamogawa trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Kamogawa in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hakone-machi in March, with highs in Kamogawa at 54°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oshima-machi.

Things to do in Kamogawa

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Kamogawa Sea World ©
Kamogawa Sea World
Tainoura ©
Tainoura

2
nights
Oshima-machi

Oshima-machi ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get impressive views of Mt. Mihara, take in the dramatic natural features at Faulted Strata in Oshima, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oshima Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hajikama shrine. On your second day here, stroll through Umi no Furusatomura, explore the fascinating landscape at Ura Desert, then make a trip to Senzu no Kiridoshi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Toshiki Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oshima-machi travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kamogawa to Oshima-machi. March in Oshima-machi sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Niijima-mura.

Things to do in Oshima-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mt. Mihara ©
Mt. Mihara
Hajikama shrine ©
Hajikama shrine

3
nights
Niijima-mura

Niijima-mura ©
Get in touch with nature at Tomari Beach and Mt. Tenjo. Akasaki Boardwalk and Awanomikoto Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Niijima-mura's surroundings by going to Kozushima-mura (Tako Bay, Yochare Center - Processing of marine products store, & more).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Niijima-mura driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Oshima-machi to Niijima-mura with the Route module. March in Niijima-mura sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ogasawara-mura.

Things to do in Niijima-mura

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kozushima-mura
Highlights from your plan
Tako Bay ©
Tako Bay
Awanomikoto Shrine ©
Awanomikoto Shrine
Mt. Tenjo ©
Mt. Tenjo

5
nights
Ogasawara-mura

Ogasawara-mura ©
Escape the urban bustle at Kominato Beach and Kopepe Beach. Visit Tsuri Beach and Sakaiura Beach for some beach relaxation.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ogasawara-mura online journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Niijima-mura to Ogasawara-mura with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Niijima-mura in March, with highs in Ogasawara-mura at 71°F and lows at 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hachijo-machi.

Things to do in Ogasawara-mura

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kominato Beach ©
Kominato Beach
Mt.Kofuji ©
Mt.Kofuji
Minamijima ©
Minamijima

4
nights
Hachijo-machi

Hachijo-machi ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nambara Senjojiki and Onsen Resorts. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Noboryotouge and Occhogahama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hachijo-machi: Aogashima-mura (Hingya & Otombu).

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hachijo-machi trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Ogasawara-mura to Hachijo-machi with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Hachijo-machi

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Aogashima-mura
Highlights from your plan
Nambara Senjojiki ©
Nambara Senjojiki
Hachijo Fuji ©
Hachijo Fuji
Uramiga Falls ©
Uramiga Falls

4
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Take a break from the city and head to Taiheiyo Club Karuizawa Resort and Osen Waterfall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tomioka Silk Mill and Ikaho Stone Steps. Change things up with these side-trips from Kusatsu-machi: Haruna Shrine (in Takasaki) and Onioshidashi Volcanic Park (in Tsumagoi-mura).

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kusatsu-machi route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hachijo-machi to Kusatsu-machi. In April in Kusatsu-machi, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nasu-machi.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ikaho Stone Steps, Tomioka Silk Mill, Onioshidashi Volcanic Park, Taiheiyo Club Karuizawa Resort, Haruna Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Sainokawara Park ©
Sainokawara Park
Haruna Shrine ©
Haruna Shrine
Tomioka Silk Mill ©
Tomioka Silk Mill

4
nights
Nasu-machi

Nasu-machi ©
The highland resort town of Nasu-machi brings in visitors with its natural sights and thoughtfully developed tourism infrastructure.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fukuroda Falls and Minamigaoka Ranch. Let the collections at Fujishiro Seiji Museum and Nasu Stained Glass Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: revel in the low prices at Nasu Garden Outlet, stroll through Torinome Kasen Park Auto Camping Site, don't miss a visit to Nasu Kogen Service Area, and meet the residents at Nasu Safari Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Nasu-machi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kusatsu-machi to Nasu-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Nasu-machi are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Nasu-machi

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nasushiobara, Fukuroda Falls
Highlights from your plan
Fukuroda Falls ©
Fukuroda Falls
Fujishiro Seiji Museum ©
Fujishiro Seiji Museum
Nasu Animal Kingdom ©
Nasu Animal Kingdom

6
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Lake Chuzenji and Yudaki Falls. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Taiyuimbyo Shrine and Senjogahara Field. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, stroll through Nikko National Park, and contemplate the long history of Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shrine.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nikko day trip planner.

You can drive from Nasu-machi to Nikko in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nasu-machi in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nikko, with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nikko National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Chuzenji ©
Lake Chuzenji
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Yudaki Falls ©
Yudaki Falls

7
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Tokyo National Museum and Imperial Palace are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ginza and Senso-ji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Ghibli Museum (in Mitaka) and Ikspiari (in Urayasu). Have a day of magic on the 28th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Harajuku Takeshita-dori, make a trip to Kitchen Town (Kappabashi), shop like a local with Asakusa, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Nikko to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nikko in April, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (67°F), and nights are little chillier (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ueno ©
Ueno
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum