10 days in Kanto Itinerary

10 days in Kanto Itinerary

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10 days in Kanto Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Mito
— 1 night
train:  3​h
3
Nikko
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
4
Naganohara-machi
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
5
Yokohama
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
End: Hakone-machi

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night
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Mito.
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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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 24th (Thu): browse the collection at Sagawa Library, walk around Mito City Forest Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kairakuen Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Semba Boadwalk.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mito road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Mito takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in September, Mito is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. You'll set off for Nikko on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Mito

Parks Historic Sites
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Mito City Forest Park ©
Mito City Forest Park
Semba Boadwalk ©
Semba Boadwalk
Kairakuen Park
Kairakuen Park

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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.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the views from Shinkyo Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Taiyuimbyo Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Kanaya Hotel History House, then stroll around Nikko National Park, then admire the sheer force of Ryuzu Waterfall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sainoko Lake.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nikko trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mito to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nikko when traveling from Mito in September, with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Naganohara-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nikko National Park
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Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Ryuzu Waterfall ©
Ryuzu Waterfall
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

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Naganohara-machi

Naganohara-machi ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): tee off at Taiheiyo Club Karuizawa Resort and then explore the striking landscape at Takamine Kogen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Ishida Kanko Farm, then admire the sheer force of Asama Otaki Fall, then see human ingenuity at work at Yamba Dam, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

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You can drive from Nikko to Naganohara-machi in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Naganohara-machi when traveling from Nikko in September, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Naganohara-machi

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Takamine Kogen
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Yamba Dam ©
Yamba Dam
Onsen Resorts

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Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Memorial Warships Mikasa, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory, then examine the collection at Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kishamichi Promenade.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Yokohama road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naganohara-machi to Yokohama takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Yokohama when traveling from Naganohara-machi in September, with lows around 70°F. You will leave for Hakone-machi on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Yokohama

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Tours

Side Trip

Memorial Warships Mikasa
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Memorial Warships Mikasa ©
Memorial Warships Mikasa
Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory ©
Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory
Kishamichi Promenade ©
Kishamichi Promenade

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hakone Museum of Art and Okada Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakone-machi: Sotoura Beach (in Shimoda) and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Lalique Museum Hakone, admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, go for a walk through Cedar Trees of Hakone Old Road, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi tour planner .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Yokohama to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yokohama in September, you will find days in Hakone-machi are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sotoura Beach, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Museum of Art ©
Hakone Museum of Art
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©