60 days in Kanto Itinerary

60 days in Kanto Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly:  17 h
1
Tokyo
— 14 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Mito
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Nasu-machi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Nikko
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Ashikaga
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Chichibu
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Katashina-mura
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Kusatsu-machi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Hakone-machi
— 7 nights
Train + Fly:  17 h
End: Bhubaneswar

14
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka), Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more) and Yokohama (Harbor View Park, Sankeien Gardens, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Bhubaneswar, India to Tokyo is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Bhubaneswar to Tokyo. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Bhubaneswar in November: highs in Tokyo hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Mito.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama, Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mito side-trips: Sakuragawa (Oyama-ji Temple Tomiya Kannon & Tsukuba Rinrin Road), Mashiko-machi (Higeta Aizome Kobo & Moegi Honten) and Kasama (Ishikiri Sammyaku, Kasama Kogei no Oka, &more). The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at Hitachi Seaside Park, don't miss a visit to Kamiiso no Torii, take in nature's colorful creations at Tsukuba Botanical Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Oarai Isosaki Shrine.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mito day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Mito takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in November, Mito is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Nasu-machi.

Things to do in Mito

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oarai-machi, Tsukuba, Kasama, Sakuragawa, Mashiko-machi
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Hitachi Seaside Park ©
Hitachi Seaside Park
Honda Collection Hall ©
Honda Collection Hall
Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium ©
Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium

5
nights
Nasu-machi

Nasu-machi ©
The highland resort town of Nasu-machi brings in visitors with its natural sights and thoughtfully developed tourism infrastructure.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nasu-machi: Nasushiobara (N's Yard, Ryushun Fall, &more), Forespa Daigo (in Daigo-machi) and Otawara (Nasunogahara Farm & Nakagawa Aquatic Park). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Nasu, examine the collection at Fujishiro Seiji Museum, go for a walk through Yahata Park, and don't miss a visit to Nasu Kogen Lookout.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nasu-machi day trip tool.

Drive from Mito to Nasu-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Mito in November, expect nights in Nasu-machi to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Nasu-machi

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Nasushiobara, Otawara, Iwamura Kazuo Picture-Book Hill Museum, Forespa Daigo
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Nasu Heisei no Mori ©
Nasu Heisei no Mori
Mt. Nasu ©
Mt. Nasu
Fujishiro Seiji Museum ©
Fujishiro Seiji Museum

7
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.
Explore Nikko's surroundings by going to Utsunomiya (Oya History Museum & Oya temple) and Kohoen Park (in Kanuma). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Nantai, stroll through Kirifuri Highlands Kisuge Plain, and steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nikko itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Nasu-machi to Nikko by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Nasu-machi in November, Nikko is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ashikaga.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utsunomiya, Kohoen Park
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park ©
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls

6
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 Koga (Koga City Minkaen, Takami Senseki Memorial Museum, &more), Kiryugaoka Zoo (in Kiryu) and Shimotsurenga Manufacturing Company Rengagama (in Nogi-machi). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Gunma Children's Land, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banna-ji Temple Hondo, walk around Hana no Oasis, and make a trip to Kammuri Inari Shrine.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ashikaga trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Ashikaga takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Ashikaga

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Koga, Maebashi, Midori, Gyoda, Sano
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kiryugaoka Zoo ©
Kiryugaoka Zoo
Kesakake Bridge ©
Kesakake Bridge
Menuma Shodenzan Kangi-in ©
Menuma Shodenzan Kangi-in

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chichibu: Tyosenji Temple (in Honjo), Mt. Kumotori (in Okutama-machi) and Yamaki Brewery (in Kamikawa-machi). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Semi no Keikoku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nōnin-ji Temple, make a trip to Ashigakubo no Hyochu, and trek along Rock Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chichibu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ashikaga to Chichibu takes 2 hours. Traveling from Ashikaga in December, Chichibu is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Katashina-mura.

Things to do in Chichibu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ome, Yokoze-machi, Annaka, Ogano-machi, Akiruno
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Myogi ©
Mt. Myogi
Usui Pass ©
Usui Pass
Mt. Kumotori ©
Mt. Kumotori

2
nights
Katashina-mura

Katashina-mura ©
On the 16th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Oze Plant Research Specimen Garden, then go for a walk through Ozegahara, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tenku no Ashiyu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Akagi-yama, see human ingenuity at work at Sonohara Dam, sample the tasty concoctions at Otone Breweries, then make a trip to Hocchi no Higan Cherry Blossoms, then make a trip to Tennozakura, and finally don't miss a visit to Shigehachi.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Katashina-mura itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chichibu to Katashina-mura in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Chichibu in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 8°C in Katashina-mura. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Katashina-mura

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Numata, Akagi-yama
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Akagi-yama ©
Akagi-yama
Ozegahara ©
Ozegahara

5
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Kusatsu-machi: Shibukawa (Hosui-ji Temple & Taru no Kanko Strawberry Park), Haruna Shrine (in Takasaki) and Minakami-machi (Doai Station, River Rafting & Tubing, &more).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kusatsu-machi using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Katashina-mura to Kusatsu-machi takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Katashina-mura in December, expect Kusatsu-machi to be slightly colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Minakami-machi, Shibukawa, Gunma Astronomical Observatory, Haruna Shrine, Japan's Highest National Highway Point
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Onsen Resorts
Haruna Shrine ©
Haruna Shrine

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakone-machi: Odawara (Odawara Kokian, Odawara Castle Tenshukaku, &more), Saimyoji Temple Historic Park (in Matsuda-machi) and Inoue Sake Brewery (in Oi-machi). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and get great views at Hakone Ropeway.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Kusatsu-machi to Hakone-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kusatsu-machi in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hakone-machi, with lows around 5°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Odawara, Isehara, Saimyoji Temple Historic Park, Mazda Sky Lounge, Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson)
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley