9 days in Yuzawa, Gunma Prefecture & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Yuzawa, Gunma Prefecture & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

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9 days in Yuzawa, Gunma Prefecture & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Yuzawa
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Kusatsu-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Maebashi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Bangkok

1
day
Yuzawa

Yuzawa
Yuzawa is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of May 2015, the city has an estimated population of 47,119, and a population density of 59.6 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Yokote Masuda Manga Museum, then take in the natural beauty of Kawarage Oyutaki Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Kawara no Yukko, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Yuzawa is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Yuzawa due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in January; daily highs in Yuzawa reach 1°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Yuzawa

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trip

Yokote Masuda Manga Museum
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1
night
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): hit the slopes at Shiga Kogen, make a trip to Yugama, and then stroll around Sainokawara Park. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Yubatake, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then make a trip to Netsunoyu.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kusatsu-machi trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Yuzawa to Kusatsu-machi by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. January in Kusatsu-machi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Maebashi.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Winter Sports Nature

Side Trip

Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area
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Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area ©
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area
Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Sainokawara Park ©
Sainokawara Park

2
nights
Maebashi

Maebashi ©
Maebashi is a city located in central Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region (plain) of Japan. On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Konnyaku Park, steep yourself in history at Tomioka Silk Mill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haruna Shrine, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ikaho Stone Steps, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mizusawaji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ikaho Shrine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Haruna, and finally snap pictures at Kajikabashi.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Maebashi trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Kusatsu-machi to Maebashi in 2 hours. Traveling from Kusatsu-machi in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 3°C in Maebashi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Maebashi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shibukawa, Takasaki, Konnyaku Park, Tomioka Silk Mill
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Ikaho Stone Steps ©
Ikaho Stone Steps
Haruna Shrine ©
Haruna Shrine
Tomioka Silk Mill ©
Tomioka Silk Mill

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo route planner.

Traveling by car from Maebashi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maebashi in January: highs in Tokyo hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©

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