32 days in Kanto Itinerary

32 days in Kanto Itinerary

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32 days in Kanto Itinerary

Start: Catania, Sicily
Fly + train:  21​h 45​min
1
Nikko
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nasu-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Minakami-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kusatsu-machi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
5
Hachijo-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Niijima-mura
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Tateyama
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Kamakura
— 4 nights
train + bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Catania, Sicily

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Yudaki Falls and Kammangafuchi Gorge. Popular historic sites such as Senjogahara Field and Taiyuimbyo Shrine are in your itinerary. Explore Nikko's surroundings by going to Oya Stone Museum (in Utsunomiya) and Fukuroda Falls (in Daigo-machi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Yomeimon (Main Gate), take in the pleasant sights at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, explore the activities along Yunoko Lake, and stroll around Nikko National Park.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nikko trip planning app .

Catania, Italy to Nikko is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Catania to Nikko is 8 hours. While traveling from Catania, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Nikko, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Nasu-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fukuroda Falls, Oya Stone Museum
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Yudaki Falls ©
Yudaki Falls
Fukuroda Falls ©
Fukuroda Falls
Yomeimon (Main Gate) ©
Yomeimon (Main Gate)

1
night
Nasu-machi

Nasu-machi ©
The highland resort town of Nasu-machi brings in visitors with its natural sights and thoughtfully developed tourism infrastructure.
On the 5th (Thu), examine the collection at Fujishiro Seiji Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Nasu, then take in the dramatic natural features at Nasu Highlands, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nasu-machi trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Nikko to Nasu-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nasu-machi when traveling from Nikko in September, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Minakami-machi.

Things to do in Nasu-machi

Nature Parks Baths
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Mt. Nasu ©
Mt. Nasu
Nasu Highlands ©
Nasu Highlands
Fujishiro Seiji Museum ©
Fujishiro Seiji Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): catch all the local highlights with MTB Japan Adventure Tours and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Oze Plant Research Specimen Garden, then don't miss a visit to Doai Station, and then hit the slopes at Tanigawadaketenjindaira Ski Area.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Minakami-machi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nasu-machi to Minakami-machi takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Minakami-machi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Oze Plant Research Specimen Garden
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Doai Station ©
Doai Station

3
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Haruna Shrine and Ikaho Stone Steps. Discover out-of-the-way places like Onsen Resorts and Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane. Step out of Kusatsu-machi with an excursion to Ikaho Shrine in Shibukawa--about 1h 20 min away.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kusatsu-machi trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Minakami-machi to Kusatsu-machi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hachijo-machi.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shibukawa, Haruna Shrine, Manza Kumashiro Cave
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Sainokawara Park ©
Sainokawara Park
Haruna Shrine ©
Haruna Shrine
Ikaho Stone Steps ©
Ikaho Stone Steps

2
nights
Hachijo-machi

Hachijo-machi ©
On the 11th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Sokodo Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Nambara Senjojiki, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Uramiga Falls. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Occhogahama, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then take a peaceful walk through Hego Forest.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hachijo-machi vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kusatsu-machi to Hachijo-machi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Niijima-mura.

Things to do in Hachijo-machi

Parks Nature Beaches
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Nambara Senjojiki ©
Nambara Senjojiki
Uramiga Falls ©
Uramiga Falls
Thermal Spas

2
nights
Niijima-mura

Niijima-mura
On the 13th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Sawajiri Beach and then kick back and relax at Ishijirogawa Beach. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Habushiura Beach and then stroll through Tomari Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Niijima-mura tour itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hachijo-machi to Niijima-mura. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tateyama.

Things to do in Niijima-mura

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sawajiri Beach
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3
nights
Tateyama

Tateyama ©
Tateyama is a city located in southern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. You'll get in some beach time at Hojo Beach and Shirosaki Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mt. Mihara and Kamogawa Sea World. Go for a jaunt from Tateyama to Katsuura to see Okitsu Beach about 1h 05 min away. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Oki no Shima.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tateyama online tour itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Niijima-mura to Tateyama. In September in Tateyama, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tateyama

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamogawa, Mt. Mihara, Okitsu Beach
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Mt. Mihara ©
Mt. Mihara
Kamogawa Sea World ©
Kamogawa Sea World

4
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.
Visit Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Hokoku-ji Temple Bamboo Grove for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Isshiki Beach and Morito Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Miura (Moroiso Shores & Araihama Beach), Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) (in Saru-jima) and Yokosuka (Nagasawa Beach & Akiya, Tateishi Coast). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Yukinosita Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kamakura journey builder tool .

Drive from Tateyama to Kamakura in 2 hours. In September in Kamakura, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kamakura

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yokosuka, Hayama-machi, Miura
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Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) ©
Sarushima Island (Monkey Island)
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pola Museum of Art and Yugawara Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Mitsuishi Beach and Kozu Beach. Go for a jaunt from Hakone-machi to Odawara to see Odawara Kokian about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: trek along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Kamakura to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Hakone-machi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Odawara, Yugawara Beach, Mitsuishi Beach
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Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Hakone Stone‐paved Road ©
Hakone Stone‐paved Road
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

6
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Asakusa Shrine and Kashima Jingū Shrine. Get outdoors at Mt. Takao and Shirasato Central Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Narita (Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple & Naritasan Omote Sando), Katakurajoseki Park (in Hachioji) and Katori Jingu Shrine (in Katori). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, get to know the fascinating history of Sankeien Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner .

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Narita, Hachioji, Sankeien Gardens, Katori Jingu Shrine, Shirasato Central Beach
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Kashima Jingū Shrine ©
Kashima Jingū Shrine

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