35 days in Kanto Itinerary

35 days in Kanto Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  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.
Explore Narita's surroundings by going to Katori Jingu Shrine (in Katori), The World Doll Museum (in Abiko) and Kashima Jingu (in Kashima). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, go for a walk through Ishuigami no Nanohana Batake, admire the natural beauty at Peony Garden Tokyo (Tsukuba Peony Garden), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mt. Otowa Kiyomizu Temple.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Narita tour builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Narita is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Narita, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Narita hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mito.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ichihara, Katori Jingu Shrine, The World Doll Museum, Peony Garden Tokyo (Tsukuba Peony Garden), Hojuin Temple Kannon Building
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daigo-machi (Forespa Daigo & Fukuroda Falls), Moegi Honten (in Mashiko-machi) and Ishikiri Sammyaku (in Kasama). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Oyama-ji Temple Tomiya Kannon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oarai Isosaki Shrine, examine the collection at Honda Collection Hall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kairakuen Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mito road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Narita to Mito takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Mito

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daigo-machi, Motegi-machi, Sakuragawa, Oarai-machi, Moegi Honten
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:
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Honda Collection Hall ©
Honda Collection Hall
Fukuroda Falls ©
Fukuroda Falls
Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium ©
Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kinu Green Park (in Takanezawa-machi), Katashina-mura (Tennozakura & Shigehachi) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Minakami-machi). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sakana to Mori no Kansatsuen, admire the sheer force of Ryuzu Waterfall, and contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nikko attractions planner.

You can drive from Mito to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Mito, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Nikko, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ashikaga.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Katashina-mura, Sanbon Yaridake Moutain, Kinu Green Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:
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Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park ©
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

4
nights
Ashikaga

Ashikaga ©
Ashikaga is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ashikaga: Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park (in Namegawa-machi), Kammuri Inari Shrine (in Ota) and Seishido Seikutei (in Fukaya). There's much more to do: make a trip to Hana no Oasis, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Nabewari, steep yourself in history at Kichijo-ji Temple, and head outdoors with Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ashikaga online vacation planner.

Getting from Nikko to Ashikaga by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Ashikaga

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Maebashi, Ota, Kawaba-mura, Hase Kannon, Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park ©
Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park
Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi ©
Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi
Fukiwarenotaki Falls ©
Fukiwarenotaki Falls

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chichibu side-trips: Akiruno (Minamisawa Ajisaiyama & Akigawabashi Kasen Park Barbecue Land), Rock Garden (in Ome) and Arima Canyon Fishing Spot (in Hanno). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Marugami Falls, visit Nakatsu River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mt. Zuiryusan Hounji Temple - No. 30 Amulets Place, and don't miss a visit to Ashigakubo no Hyochu.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichibu road trip tool.

You can drive from Ashikaga to Chichibu in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chichibu when traveling from Ashikaga in November, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Akiruno, Ogano-machi, Kamiyatsuno Okusuu, Tyosenji Temple, Mt. Kumotori
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Iwatake Ishiyama ©
Mt. Iwatake Ishiyama
Mt. Kumotori ©
Mt. Kumotori
Hozenji Temple ©
Hozenji Temple

3
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Shibukawa (Ikaho Stone Steps & Taru no Kanko Strawberry Park), Haruna Shrine (in Takasaki) and Gunma Astronomical Observatory (in Takayama-mura).

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kusatsu-machi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Chichibu to Kusatsu-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chichibu in December, you will find days in Kusatsu-machi are little chillier (7°C), and nights are about the same (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, Japan's Highest National Highway Point, Haruna Shrine, Gunma Astronomical Observatory
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Onsen Resorts
Sainokawara Park ©
Sainokawara Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hakone-machi side-trips: Inoue Sake Brewery (in Oi-machi) and Hiromachi Ryokuchi (in Kamakura). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, and get great views at Hakone Ropeway.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip planner.

Drive from Kusatsu-machi to Hakone-machi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hakone-machi when traveling from Kusatsu-machi in December, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Spas Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, get in on the family fun at Tokyo DisneySea, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

Plan a Tokyo trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kamakura
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden