9 days in Kanto Itinerary

9 days in Kanto Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kawagoe
— 1 night
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Mito
— 1 night
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Kanda Myojin and Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ueno District and Hie Jinjya. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple), admire the masterpieces at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, take a stroll through Shimokitazawa, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online travel route planner.

Manila, Philippines to Tokyo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, Tokyo is much colder than Manila - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kawagoe.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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Kawagoe

Kawagoe ©

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 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Five Thousand Soaring Dragons Seitenkyu Temple, browse the fresh offerings at Aguresshu Genkimura, then browse the different shops at Pasar Moyoshi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitain, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kawagoe itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Tokyo to Kawagoe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -2°C in Kawagoe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mito.

Things to do in Kawagoe

Side Trips

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Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine ©
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
Kitain ©
Kitain
Five Thousand Soaring Dragons Seitenkyu Temple ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Center, contemplate the long history of Mito Hachimangu Shrine, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kodokan Park, then let the kids burn off some steam at Sakasagawa Ryokuchi Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Semba Boadwalk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mito attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kawagoe to Mito takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Mito

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Kodokan Park ©
Kodokan Park
Semba Boadwalk ©
Semba Boadwalk

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pola Museum of Art and Kiunkaku. Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja and Kinomiya Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Deguchi Pond (in Oshino-mura), Atami (Kouzenji Temple, Atami Sun Beach, &more) and Fujiyoshida (Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine & Tsutsujigahara Fujizakura Colony). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Sankodai and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsuishi Shrine.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mito to Hakone-machi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Mito in January, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be somewhat warmer, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kiunkaku ©
Kiunkaku
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art

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