35 days in Kanto Itinerary

35 days in Kanto Itinerary

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35 days in Kanto Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Narita
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mito
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Nikko
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ashikaga
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Chichibu
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Kusatsu-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
bus + train:  1​h 15​min
8
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kashima Jingu (in Kashima), Katori Jingu Shrine (in Katori) and The World Doll Museum (in Abiko). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Naritasan Omote Sando, admire the natural beauty at Chiba City Tomitacho Agricultural Exchange Center, and go for a walk through Ishuigami no Nanohana Batake.

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Sydney, Australia to Narita is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Narita due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get little chillier in Narita: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mito.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ichihara, Hojuin Temple Kannon Building, Katori Jingu Shrine, Ubara Risokyo, The World Doll Museum
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
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Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Taiheiyo Club Narita Course ©
Taiheiyo Club Narita Course
The World Doll Museum ©
The World Doll Museum

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mito: Moegi Honten (in Mashiko-machi), Daigo-machi (Forespa Daigo & Fukuroda Falls) and Ishikiri Sammyaku (in Kasama). There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at Hitachi Seaside Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakuo-in Temple, examine the collection at Honda Collection Hall, and stroll around Kairakuen Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mito itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Narita to Mito takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Mito, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Mito

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daigo-machi, Oarai-machi, Motegi-machi, Sakuragawa, Ishikiri Sammyaku
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:
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Honda Collection Hall ©
Honda Collection Hall
Hitachi Seaside Park ©
Hitachi Seaside Park
Fukuroda Falls ©
Fukuroda Falls

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nikko: Katashina-mura (Tennozakura & Shigehachi), Kinu Green Park (in Takanezawa-machi) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Minakami-machi). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sanbon Yaridake Moutain, and contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nikko, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mito to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mito in November: highs in Nikko hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ashikaga.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katashina-mura, Sanbon Yaridake Moutain, Kinu Green Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:
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Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu

4
nights
Ashikaga

Ashikaga ©
Ashikaga is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Explore Ashikaga's surroundings by going to Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park (in Namegawa-machi), Kammuri Inari Shrine (in Ota) and Seishido Seikutei (in Fukaya). There's much more to do: walk around Hana no Oasis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase Kannon, steep yourself in history at Shimotsurenga Manufacturing Company Rengagama, and get in on the family fun at Gunma Children's Land.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ashikaga sightseeing app .

Drive from Nikko to Ashikaga in 1.5 hours. November in Ashikaga sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Ashikaga

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Maebashi, Ota, Kawaba-mura, Odairanosato Shinsui Park, Hase Kannon
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:
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Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi ©
Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi
Kiryugaoka Zoo ©
Kiryugaoka Zoo

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arima Canyon Fishing Spot (in Hanno), Rock Garden (in Ome) and Akiruno (Minamisawa Ajisaiyama & Akigawabashi Kasen Park Barbecue Land). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsumine Shrine, don't miss a visit to Zukyosan Shimabuji Temple, admire the sheer force of Marugami Falls, and head outdoors with Mt. Kumotori.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chichibu itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ashikaga to Chichibu in 2 hours. Traveling from Ashikaga in November, Chichibu is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogano-machi, Akiruno, Ashigakubo no Hyochu, Tyosenji Temple, Mt. Iwatake Ishiyama
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:
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Mt. Iwatake Ishiyama ©
Mt. Iwatake Ishiyama
Mt. Kumotori ©
Mt. Kumotori
Hozenji Temple ©
Hozenji Temple

3
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Get out of town with these interesting Kusatsu-machi side-trips: Shibukawa (Ikaho Stone Steps & Taru no Kanko Strawberry Park), Haruna Shrine (in Takasaki) and Gunma Astronomical Observatory (in Takayama-mura).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kusatsu-machi trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Chichibu to Kusatsu-machi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chichibu in December: highs in Kusatsu-machi hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shibukawa, Gunma Astronomical Observatory, Haruna Shrine, Japan's Highest National Highway Point
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Onsen Resorts
Haruna Shrine ©
Haruna Shrine

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hiromachi Ryokuchi (in Kamakura) and Inoue Sake Brewery (in Oi-machi). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, cool off at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, examine the collection at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tenkakudai.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip planner .

You can drive from Kusatsu-machi to Hakone-machi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kusatsu-machi in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 5°C in Hakone-machi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Spas Baths

Side Trips

Hiromachi Ryokuchi, Inoue Sake Brewery
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland, get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary website .

Getting from Hakone-machi to Tokyo by combination of bus and train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 14°C to lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 18:
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Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden