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
— 8 nights

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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

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

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 · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:
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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 Yunoko Lake. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yomeimon (Main Gate) and Oya History Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nikko: Utsunomiya (Tochigi Prefectural Museum & Oya temple), Nasu-machi (Nasu Highlands, Fujishiro Seiji Museum, &more) and Furumine Shrine (in Kanuma). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Nikko Base, take in the dramatic natural features at Kammangafuchi Gorge, steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinno-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nikko trip planner.

Drive from Daigo-machi to Nikko in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chichibu.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 27:

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 Mt. Zuiryusan Hounji Temple - No. 30 Amulets Place. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Haruna Shrine and Tyosenji Temple. 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). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Terasaka Rice Terraces, get to know the fascinating history of Ikaho Stone Steps, take in the dramatic scenery at Fudo Falls, and steep yourself in history at Wakamiko Shrine.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chichibu vacation planner.

Drive from Nikko to Chichibu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nikko in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -2°C in Chichibu. Finish up 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

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Hachijo-machi

— 3 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tametomo Shrine and Jinyaato. Visiting Noboryotouge and Concolor 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
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

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 Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum 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 Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson), and contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

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

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:

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 Kencho-ji Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Samukawa Shrine and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kamakura: Jogashima (Jogashima Island & Jogashima Park), Tateyama (Sunosaki Shrine & Awa Jinja) and Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) (in Saru-jima). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Enoshima Sea Candle, don't miss a visit to Cape Nojima, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, and step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kamakura online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Kamakura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In February in Kamakura, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:

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 National Museum of Nature and Science will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Narita (Three-storied Pagoda, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, &more) and Kawasaki Daishi (in Kawasaki). 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

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 20:

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.