60 days in Kanto Itinerary

60 days in Kanto Itinerary

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60 days in Kanto Itinerary

Start: Erbil
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
bus + train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kamakura
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kamogawa
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Hachijo-machi
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
5
Chichibu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Takasaki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Kusatsu-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Minakami-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Nikko
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Nasu-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Mito
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Narita
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
13
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Erbil

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oyama Afuri Shrine and Hakone Museum of Art. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Odawara Castle and Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakone-machi: Oshima-machi (Hajikama shrine, Mt. Mihara, & more). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pola Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and learn more about the world around you at Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi travel route builder site .

Erbil, Iraq to Hakone-machi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Traveling from Erbil to Hakone-machi, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Erbil in October, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kamakura.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Oshima-machi, Odawara, Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson), Oyama Afuri Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Oyama Afuri Shrine ©
Oyama Afuri Shrine
Mt. Mihara ©
Mt. Mihara

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nights
Kamakura

Kamakura
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Kencho-ji Temple. Get some cultural insight at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple). Change things up with these side-trips from Kamakura: Jogashima ( Jogashima Park & Jogashima Island), Moroiso Shores (in Miura) and Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) (in Saru-jima). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Engaku-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Warships Mikasa, and trek along Kamakura Hiking Trails.

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Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Kamakura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Kamakura sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kamogawa.

Things to do in Kamakura

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Miura, Yokosuka, Fujisawa, Jimmu-ji Temple, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi
Highlights from your plan
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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Kamogawa

Kamogawa ©
Beloved for its beaches, mild climate, and natural attractions, Kamogawa is a beautiful getaway right outside of Tokyo.
Take a break from the city and head to Shirosaki Beach and Futtsu Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Awa Jinja and Kamogawa Sea World. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kamogawa: Hojo Beach (in Tateyama), Minamiboso (Minami Chikura Beach & Takabe Shrine) and Ubara Beach (in Katsuura). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Nokogiri Nihon-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mt. Otowa Kiyomizu Temple, and take in the dramatic natural features at Remains of Kobundo Tunnel.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kamogawa trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Kamakura to Kamogawa in 2 hours. October in Kamogawa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hachijo-machi.

Things to do in Kamogawa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kyonan-machi, Tateyama, Minamiboso, Isumi, Ubara Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kamogawa Sea World ©
Kamogawa Sea World
Awa Jinja ©
Awa Jinja
Mt. Nokogiri Nihon-ji Temple ©
Mt. Nokogiri Nihon-ji Temple

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nights
Hachijo-machi

Hachijo-machi ©
Visiting Nambara Senjojiki and Sokodo Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Noboryotouge and Mt.Nishi.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hachijo-machi road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kamogawa to Hachijo-machi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Hachijo-machi

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Nambara Senjojiki ©
Nambara Senjojiki
Hachijo Fuji ©
Hachijo Fuji
Uramiga Falls ©
Uramiga Falls

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nights
Chichibu

Chichibu ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Mitake and Mt. Kumotori. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu) and Kinchakuda Manjushage Park. Explore Chichibu's surroundings by going to Hanno (Arima Canyon Fishing Spot & Nōnin-ji Temple), Marugami Falls (in Ogano-machi) and Rock Garden (in Ome). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichibu Shrine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bonoore, hike along America Camp Village, and admire the sheer force of Fudo Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Chichibu route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hachijo-machi to Chichibu. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Takasaki.

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nagatoro-machi, Ome, Okutama-machi, Hanno, Marugami Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu) ©
Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu)
Chichibu Shrine ©
Chichibu Shrine
Hodosan Shrine ©
Hodosan Shrine

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Takasaki

Takasaki ©
Famous for its Daruma dolls, Takasaki serves as a great stopover town during a trip through Japan.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Haruna Shrine and Ikaho Stone Steps. Step out of the city life by going to Tanashitafudo Waterfall and Mt. Nabewari. Venture out of the city with trips to Shimonita-machi (Mt. Myogi & Myogisan Sakura no Sato), Tomioka (Gunma Natural Museum, Myogi Shrine, & more) and Ikaho Shrine (in Shibukawa). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Banna-ji Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Maebashi Catholic Church, contemplate the long history of Ruins of Ashikaga School, and explore the activities along Kakumambuchi.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Takasaki trip planner .

You can drive from Chichibu to Takasaki in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Takasaki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Takasaki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tomioka, Shibukawa, Maebashi, Ashikaga, Honjo
Highlights from your plan
Haruna Shrine ©
Haruna Shrine
Tomioka Silk Mill ©
Tomioka Silk Mill
Ikaho Stone Steps ©
Ikaho Stone Steps

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Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Onsen Resorts and Yugama. Get in touch with nature at Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane and Yubatake. Venture out of the city with trips to Agatsuma Canyon (in Higashiagatsuma-machi), Naganohara-machi (Asama Otaki Fall & Takeuchi Golf Tennis Court Blueberry Garden) and Nakanojo-machi (Nozori Lake & Ogura no Taki Fall).

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Traveling by car from Takasaki to Kusatsu-machi takes 2 hours. While traveling from Takasaki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kusatsu-machi, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Minakami-machi.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Tsumagoi-mura, Naganohara-machi, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Sainokawara Park ©
Sainokawara Park
Netsunoyu ©
Netsunoyu
Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane ©
Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane

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Minakami-machi

Minakami-machi ©
Perched beneath the foothills of several soaring mountains, the town of Minakami-machi provides a picturesque stepping stone from which to explore the dramatic surrounding scenery.
Get outdoors at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Fukiwarenotaki Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Tanigawadaketenjindaira Ski Area and Usui Daisan Kyoryo Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Minakami-machi side-trips: Katashina-mura (Oze Plant Research Specimen Garden, Ozegahara, & more), Taiheiyo Club Karuizawa Resort (in Naganohara-machi) and Kawaba-mura (Kichijo-ji Temple & Senno Falls). There's still lots to do: stroll through Gunma Cycle Sports Center, head outdoors with MTB Japan Adventure Tours, and catch some excitement at Tanigawadake Ropeway.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Minakami-machi trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Kusatsu-machi to Minakami-machi in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Minakami-machi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katashina-mura, Kawaba-mura, Taiheiyo Club Karuizawa Resort, Usui Daisan Kyoryo Bridge, Fukiwarenotaki Falls
Highlights from your plan
Fukiwarenotaki Falls ©
Fukiwarenotaki Falls
Senno Falls ©
Senno Falls
Ozegahara ©
Ozegahara

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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 historical perspective at Taiyuimbyo Shrine and Nikko Futarasan jinja. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ryuzu Waterfall and Yudaki Falls. Explore Nikko's surroundings by going to Shojinsawa Spring Group (in Shioya-machi) and Utsunomiya (Oya Stone Museum & Oya temple). There's much more to do: take in the history at Senjogahara Field, stroll around Nikko National Park, contemplate the long history of Yomeimon (Main Gate), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu.

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You can drive from Minakami-machi to Nikko in 2.5 hours. November in Nikko sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nasu-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utsunomiya, Nikko National Park, Shojinsawa Spring Group
Highlights from your plan
Ryuzu Waterfall ©
Ryuzu Waterfall
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Yudaki Falls ©
Yudaki Falls

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Nasu-machi

Nasu-machi ©
The highland resort town of Nasu-machi brings in visitors with its natural sights and thoughtfully developed tourism infrastructure.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fukuroda Falls and Fujishiro Seiji Museum. Popular historic sites such as Hanazono Shrine and Unganji Temple are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nasu-machi: Nakagawa (in Nasukarasuyama), Nasushiobara (Sanbon Yaridake Moutain & Otome Waterfall) and Iwamura Kazuo Picture-Book Hill Museum (in Nakagawa-machi). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Nasu, get a taste of life in the country at Minamigaoka Ranch, explore the striking landscape at Nasu Highlands, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasu Yuzen Shrine.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nasu-machi online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Nikko to Nasu-machi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nikko in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nasu-machi, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mito.

Things to do in Nasu-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Nasushiobara, Unganji Temple, Hanazono Shrine, Nakagawa, Fukuroda Falls
Highlights from your plan
Fukuroda Falls ©
Fukuroda Falls
Nasu Highlands ©
Nasu Highlands
Mt. Nasu ©
Mt. Nasu

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Mito

Mito ©
Quaint and historic, Mito serves as the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, once a castle town and stronghold for the Edo-period Mito clan.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Semba Boadwalk and Oarai Isosaki Shrine. Visit Kodokan Park and Oiwa Shrine for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Mito: Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium (in Oarai-machi), Moegi Honten (in Mashiko-machi) and Sakuragawa (Amabiki Kannon, Oyama-ji Temple Tomiya Kannon, & more). The adventure continues: engage your brain at Tsukuba Space Center, admire the striking features of Kobuntei, don't miss a visit to Tsukubasan Shrine, and browse the collection at Sagawa Library.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mito route planner.

Traveling by car from Nasu-machi to Mito takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nasu-machi in November: highs in Mito hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Narita.

Things to do in Mito

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sakuragawa, Oarai-machi, Tsukuba, Twin Ring Motegi, Kasama Kirara Museum
Highlights from your plan
Semba Boadwalk ©
Semba Boadwalk
Kodokan Park ©
Kodokan Park
Oarai Isosaki Shrine ©
Oarai Isosaki Shrine

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Narita

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kashima Jingū Shrine and Watpaknam Nihon Betsuin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Naritasan Omote Sando and Mount Tsukuba. Change things up with these side-trips from Narita: Katori (Katori Jingu Shrine & Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori), The World Doll Museum (in Abiko) and Shirasato Central Beach (in Oamishirasato). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Japanese History, walk around Naritasan Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Three-storied Pagoda, and go for a walk through Funabashi Andersen Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Narita tour website .

You can drive from Mito to Narita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Narita sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Katori, Funabashi, National Museum of Japanese History, Kashima Jingū Shrine, Hojuin Temple Kannon Building
Highlights from your plan
Kashima Jingū Shrine ©
Kashima Jingū Shrine
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando
Katori Jingu Shrine ©
Katori Jingu Shrine

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Asakusa Shrine and Mt. Takao. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sensō-ji and Ueno. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka), Musashi Imperial Graveyard (in Hachioji) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba, explore the world behind art at The National Art Center, Tokyo, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Narita to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. November in Tokyo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Urayasu, Hachioji, Yokohama, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine