8 days in Tochigi & Shibukawa Itinerary

8 days in Tochigi & Shibukawa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tochigi
1
Tochigi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Shibukawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Tochigi

5
nights
Tochigi

Tochigi ©
Tochigi is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ikaho Stone Steps and Konnyaku Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nakaminato Fish Market and AEON Lake Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tochigi: Mount Tsukuba (in Tsukuba), Moegi Honten (in Mashiko-machi) and Oya History Museum (in Utsunomiya). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kamiyatsuno Okusuu, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kanetsukido, step into the grandiose world of Lockheart Castle, and explore the world behind art at Tochigi Utamaro-kan.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tochigi visit planner.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Narita International Airport, Tokyo Haneda International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shibukawa.

Things to do in Tochigi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mount Tsukuba, Ikaho Stone Steps, Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks, Lake Haruna, Konnyaku Park
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Oya History Museum ©
Oya History Museum
Ikaho Stone Steps ©
Ikaho Stone Steps
Konnyaku Park ©
Konnyaku Park

2
nights
Shibukawa

Shibukawa ©
Often referred to as the "Belly Button of Japan," the city of Shibukawa celebrates its status as the country's geographical center by hosting the Heso Matsuri, or Belly Button Festival.
Kanashima Onsen Fuki no Yu has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ikaho Stone Steps and Mizusawaji. Get some historical perspective at Ikaho Shrine and Tomioka Silk Mill. Explore Shibukawa's surroundings by going to Konnyaku Park (in Kanra-machi) and Kusatsu-machi (Yubatake & Sainokawara Park). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Takehisa Yumeji, Ikaho Museum and look for gifts at Seihotei.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Shibukawa trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Tochigi to Shibukawa in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Shibukawa are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shibukawa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kusatsu-machi, Tomioka Silk Mill, Konnyaku Park
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Tomioka Silk Mill ©
Tomioka Silk Mill
Ikaho Stone Steps ©
Ikaho Stone Steps