60 days in Kanto Itinerary

60 days in Kanto Itinerary

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Start: Erbil
Fly + Train:  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
Drive:  1 h 15 min
13
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Train + 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.
Oyama Afuri Shrine and Odawara Castle will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Pola Museum of Art and Mt. Kintoki. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Oshima-machi (Hajikama shrine, Mt. Mihara, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, identify plant and animal life at Hakone Shisseikaen, admire the masterpieces at Okada Museum of Art, and learn more about the world around you at Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi road trip planning tool.

Erbil, Iraq to Hakone-machi is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Erbil in October: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Kamakura.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Oshima-machi, Odawara, Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson), Oyama Afuri Shrine
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Oyama Afuri Shrine ©
Oyama Afuri Shrine
Mt. Mihara ©
Mt. Mihara

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Get a sense of the local culture at Kencho-ji Temple and Kōtoku-in. Get out of town with these interesting Kamakura side-trips: Jogashima ( Jogashima Park & Jogashima Island), Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) (in Saru-jima) and Moroiso Shores (in Miura). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Engaku-ji Temple, step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island, don't miss a visit to Hokoku-ji Temple Bamboo Grove, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial Warships Mikasa.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kamakura online itinerary planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kamakura by combination of bus and train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kamogawa.

Things to do in Kamakura

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Miura, Yokosuka, Fujisawa, Jimmu-ji Temple, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
Engaku-ji Temple ©
Engaku-ji Temple

4
nights
Kamogawa

Kamogawa ©
Beloved for its beaches, mild climate, and natural attractions, Kamogawa is a beautiful getaway right outside of Tokyo.
Visiting Shirosaki Beach and Minami Chikura Beach will get you outdoors. Mt. Nokogiri Nihon-ji Temple and Kasamori-ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Kamogawa: Tateyama (Hojo Beach & Awa Jinja), Takabe Shrine (in Minamiboso) and Ubara Beach (in Katsuura). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Kamogawa Sea World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitsuishiyama Kannon-ji Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Futtsu Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kamogawa online itinerary planner.

Drive from Kamakura to Kamogawa in 2 hours. In October in Kamogawa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hachijo-machi.

Things to do in Kamogawa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tateyama, Minamiboso, Kyonan-machi, Isumi, Ubara Beach
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kamogawa Sea World ©
Kamogawa Sea World
Mt. Nokogiri Nihon-ji Temple ©
Mt. Nokogiri Nihon-ji Temple
Kasamori-ji Temple ©
Kasamori-ji Temple

3
nights
Hachijo-machi

Hachijo-machi ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nambara Senjojiki and Uramiga Falls. Get outdoors at Hachijo Fuji and Hego Forest.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hachijo-machi trip website.

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
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Nambara Senjojiki ©
Nambara Senjojiki
Hachijo Fuji ©
Hachijo Fuji
Uramiga Falls ©
Uramiga Falls

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mitsumine Shrine and Chichibu Fudasho Meguri. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kinchakuda Manjushage Park and Chichibu Shrine. Explore Chichibu's surroundings by going to Marugami Falls (in Ogano-machi), Ome (Rock Garden & Mt. Mitake) and Hanno (Arima Canyon Fishing Spot & Nōnin-ji Temple). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shōrin-ji Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bonoore, trek along America Camp Village, and get outside with Mt. Kumotori.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chichibu road trip planning website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Takasaki.

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nagatoro-machi, Ome, Hanno, Okutama-machi, Shōrin-ji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Mitake ©
Mt. Mitake
Chichibu Shrine ©
Chichibu Shrine
Shōrin-ji Temple ©
Shōrin-ji Temple

4
nights
Takasaki

Takasaki ©
Famous for its Daruma dolls, Takasaki serves as a great stopover town during a trip through Japan.
Step off the beaten path and head to Haruna Shrine and Ikaho Shrine. Get outdoors at Tanashitafudo Waterfall and Mt. Myogi. Get out of town with these interesting Takasaki side-trips: Tomioka (Gunma Natural Museum, Myogi Shrine, &more), Myogisan Sakura no Sato (in Shimonita-machi) and Ikaho Stone Steps (in Shibukawa). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Banna-ji Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Nabewari, pause for some serene contemplation at Maebashi Catholic Church, and don't miss a visit to Seishido Seikutei.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Takasaki trip planner.

You can drive from Chichibu to Takasaki in 1.5 hours. In October in Takasaki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Takasaki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tomioka, Maebashi, Shibukawa, Shimonita-machi, Ashikaga
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Haruna Shrine ©
Haruna Shrine
Tomioka Silk Mill ©
Tomioka Silk Mill
Banna-ji Temple ©
Banna-ji Temple

4
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Get outdoors at Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane and Agatsuma Canyon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yugama and Osen Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Kusatsu-machi: Naganohara-machi (Asama Otaki Fall & Takeuchi Golf Tennis Court Blueberry Garden), Tsumagoi-mura (Seto Falls & Onioshidashi Volcanic Park) and Nakanojo-machi (Nozori Lake & Ogura no Taki Fall).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kusatsu-machi trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Takasaki to Kusatsu-machi in 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Takasaki in October: highs in Kusatsu-machi hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Minakami-machi.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Tsumagoi-mura, Naganohara-machi, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma Canyon
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sainokawara Park ©
Sainokawara Park
Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane ©
Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane
Yubatake ©
Yubatake

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tanigawadaketenjindaira Ski Area and Fukiwarenotaki Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ozegahara and Taiheiyo Club Karuizawa Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minakami-machi: Kawaba-mura (Kichijo-ji Temple & Senno Falls), Usui Daisan Kyoryo Bridge (in Annaka) and Katashina-mura (Oze Plant Research Specimen Garden & Tennozakura). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Gunma Cycle Sports Center, catch all the local highlights with MTB Japan Adventure Tours, and experience the excitement of Tanigawadake Ropeway.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Minakami-machi travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Kusatsu-machi to Minakami-machi takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to 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, Gunma Cycle Sports Center
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Fukiwarenotaki Falls ©
Fukiwarenotaki Falls
Senno Falls ©
Senno Falls
Ozegahara ©
Ozegahara

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yudaki Falls and Cryptomeria Avenue. Get a sense of the local culture at Mt. Nantai and Senjogahara Field. Explore Nikko's surroundings by going to Utsunomiya (Oya History Museum & Oya temple) and Shojinsawa Spring Group (in Shioya-machi). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, go for a walk through Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, make a trip to Italian Embassy House Memorial Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yunoko Lake.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nikko tour builder app.

Getting from Minakami-machi to Nikko by car takes about 2.5 hours. November in Nikko sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nasu-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utsunomiya, Nikko National Park, Shojinsawa Spring Group
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Nantai ©
Mt. Nantai
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Yomeimon (Main Gate) ©
Yomeimon (Main Gate)

3
nights
Nasu-machi

Nasu-machi ©
The highland resort town of Nasu-machi brings in visitors with its natural sights and thoughtfully developed tourism infrastructure.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fujishiro Seiji Museum and Unganji Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Nasu Highlands and Mt. Nasu. Explore Nasu-machi's surroundings by going to Nasushiobara (Sanbon Yaridake Moutain & Otome Waterfall), Iwamura Kazuo Picture-Book Hill Museum (in Nakagawa-machi) and Nakagawa (in Nasukarasuyama). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Fukuroda Falls, see the interesting displays at Nasu Highland My Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanazono Shrine, and head outdoors with Nasu Nature Study Paths.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nasu-machi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Nasu-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nikko in November, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Nasu-machi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mito.

Things to do in Nasu-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Nasushiobara, Iwamura Kazuo Picture-Book Hill Museum, Fukuroda Falls, Nakagawa, Hanazono Shrine
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Fukuroda Falls ©
Fukuroda Falls
Nasu Highlands ©
Nasu Highlands
Mt. Nasu ©
Mt. Nasu

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Semba Boadwalk and Oarai Isosaki Shrine. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kodokan Park and Amabiki Kannon. Get out of town with these interesting Mito side-trips: Sakuragawa (Oyama-ji Temple Tomiya Kannon, Yakuo-in Temple, &more), Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium (in Oarai-machi) and Moegi Honten (in Mashiko-machi). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Tsukuba Space Center, admire the striking features of Kobuntei, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oiwa Shrine, and find something for the whole family at Twin Ring Motegi.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mito day trip website.

Getting from Nasu-machi to Mito by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nasu-machi in November, you will find days in Mito are somewhat warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Narita.

Things to do in Mito

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sakuragawa, Oarai-machi, Tsukuba, Hitachi Seaside Park, Moegi Honten
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Semba Boadwalk ©
Semba Boadwalk
Oarai Isosaki Shrine ©
Oarai Isosaki Shrine
Kodokan Park ©
Kodokan Park

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Tsukuba and Funabashi Kemmin no Mori. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kashima Jingu and Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori. Explore Narita's surroundings by going to Shirasato Central Beach (in Oamishirasato), Katori Jingu Shrine (in Katori) and The World Doll Museum (in Abiko). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Naritasan Omote Sando, find something for the whole family at Funabashi Andersen Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Three-storied Pagoda, and don't miss a visit to Watpaknam Nihon Betsuin.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Narita trip maker.

Getting from Mito to Narita by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Funabashi, Katori, Sanyo Media Flower Museum, Kashima Jingu, Shirasato Central Beach
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Katori Jingu Shrine
Katori Jingu Shrine
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando
National Museum of Japanese History ©
National Museum of Japanese History

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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.
Asakusa Shrine and Senso-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nezu Shrine and Nezu Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka), Hachioji (Musashi Imperial Graveyard & Mt. Takao) and Yokohama (Sankeien Gardens & Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Western Art, steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya, visit Odaiba, and take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo visit planner.

Traveling by car from Narita to Tokyo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urayasu, Hachioji, Yokohama, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple