2 days in Takasaki, Kusatsu-machi & Karuizawa-machi Itinerary

2 days in Takasaki, Kusatsu-machi & Karuizawa-machi Itinerary

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Takasaki
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Kusatsu-machi
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Karuizawa-machi
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Takasaki

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Famous for its Daruma dolls, Takasaki serves as a great stopover town during a trip through Japan.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hachimanzuka Tomb as well as Dokutsukannon. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Dokutsukannon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haruna Shrine, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hachimanzuka Tomb.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Takasaki trip itinerary site.

Tokyo to Takasaki is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In July in Takasaki, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Takasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Kusatsu-machi

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane as well as Sainokawara Park. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): walk around Sainokawara Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane, and then stroll through Yubatake.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kusatsu-machi road trip planning site.

You can drive from Takasaki to Kusatsu-machi in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kusatsu-machi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Karuizawa-machi.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks · Nature
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Karuizawa-machi

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The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Stone Church, browse the different shops at Harunire Terrace, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Karuizawa-machi tour planner.

Drive from Kusatsu-machi to Karuizawa-machi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Shopping · Historic Sites
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