12 days in Kanto Itinerary

12 days in Kanto Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kanto trip itinerary builder

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Fly
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Hachijo-jima Hachijo-machi
— 1 day
Fly
2
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Kamogawa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Nikko
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Nasu-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kusatsu-machi
— 1 night
Drive

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Hachijo-jima Hachijo-machi

— 1 day
On the 19th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Nambara Senjojiki, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then stroll through Sokodo Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hachijo-jima Hachijo-machi holiday app.

Tokyo to Hachijo-jima Hachijo-machi is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hachijo-jima Hachijo-machi

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Tokyo

— 5 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sky Garden and Meiji Jingu Gaien. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal and Oarai Isosaki Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Yokohama Landmark Tower (in Minatomirai) and Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium (in Oarai-machi). There's lots more to do: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Tokyo, don't miss a visit to Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), admire the natural beauty at Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, and take a stroll through Ueno District.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

You can fly from Hachijo-jima Hachijo-machi to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In December in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kamogawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:

Kamogawa

— 1 night
Beloved for its beaches, mild climate, and natural attractions, Kamogawa is a beautiful getaway right outside of Tokyo.
On the 25th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Kamogawa City Folk Museum, then find something for the whole family at Kamogawa Sea World, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yasaka Shrine, and finally go for a walk through Shimizu Keiryu Hiroba Nomizo Fall・Kameiwa Cave.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kamogawa online attractions planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kamogawa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in December, Kamogawa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nikko.

Things to do in Kamogawa

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Nikko

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): go for a walk through Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Yomeimon (Main Gate). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Ryuzu Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yudaki Falls, and then go for a walk through Senjogahara Field.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nikko tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kamogawa to Nikko by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Kamogawa in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nikko: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nasu-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Nasu-machi

— 2 nights
The highland resort town of Nasu-machi brings in visitors with its natural sights and thoughtfully developed tourism infrastructure.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Nasu Highlands, then get to know the resident critters at Nasu Animal Kingdom, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Nasu Stained Glass Museum, see the interesting displays at Fujishiro Seiji Museum, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Minamigaoka Ranch.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nasu-machi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nikko to Nasu-machi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nikko in December, with highs in Nasu-machi at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Nasu-machi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Kusatsu-machi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): make a trip to Netsunoyu, then stroll around Sainokawara Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kusatsu-machi tour builder app.

You can drive from Nasu-machi to Kusatsu-machi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kusatsu-machi can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks · Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Kanto travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Nearly synonymous with Tokyo and its suburban sprawl, the region of Kanto encompasses many historical sites, hot springs, semitropical islands, and picturesque mountains. Predictably, most tours of Kanto begin and end in Tokyo, which serves as an ideal base for day trips to nearby national parks, ancient temples, and grand monuments reminding visitors of Japan's shogun era. During feudal times, Kanto reigned as the center of political and military power; today, the area represents one of the country's tourism hubs. As you plan your Kanto itinerary, be sure to include a stop in Kamakura, a small temple town filled with notable cultural treasures.