8 days in Kanto Itinerary

8 days in Kanto Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kanto travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Narita International Airport, Drive to Chiba
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Chiba
— 1 night
Drive
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Hitachinaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nikko
— 1 night
Drive
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Ueno-mura
— 1 night
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Urayasu
— 1 night
Fly

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Chiba

— 1 night
Developing quickly with new homes and shopping malls cropping up each year, the city of Chiba no doubt benefits from its proximity to the capital--many even consider it a Tokyo suburb.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari and then browse the different shops at AEON MALL Makuhari Shintoshin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Chiba Port Tower, steep yourself in history at Old Villa of Dembee Kamiya in Inage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Inage Ocean Park, then find something for the whole family at Country Farm Tokyo German Village, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hoki Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chiba online road trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Chiba is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Chiba. Traveling from Manila in October, you will find days in Chiba are colder (22°C), and nights are slightly colder (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Hitachinaka.

Things to do in Chiba

Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

Hitachinaka

— 2 nights
Dotted with beaches and parks, Hitachinaka makes for a great getaway along the Pacific Coast.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Hitachi Seaside Park, hunt for treasures at Nakaminato Fish Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Semba Boadwalk, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kairakuen Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hitachinaka road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Chiba to Hitachinaka in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chiba in October since evenings lows in Hitachinaka dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Hitachinaka

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Nikko

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls, then snap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Taiyuimbyo Shrine.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nikko travel route planner.

Getting from Hitachinaka to Nikko by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hitachinaka in October since evenings lows in Nikko dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ueno-mura.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

Ueno-mura

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Irei no Sono, then take in the views from Ueno Sky Bridge, then explore the fascinating underground world of Fujido Cave, and finally pause for some photo ops at Shokon no Hi Monument.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ueno-mura trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Ueno-mura takes 3 hours. Traveling from Nikko in October, Ueno-mura is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Ueno-mura

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Hakone-machi

— 1 night
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally get engrossed in the history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hakone-machi day trip site.

You can drive from Ueno-mura to Hakone-machi in 4 hours. When traveling from Ueno-mura in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Urayasu.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

Urayasu

— 1 night
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get your game on at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, then stop by Bon Voyage, then get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ikspiari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Urayasu Local Museum and then visit Susukino.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Urayasu trip planning site.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Urayasu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hakone-machi in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Urayasu, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

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.

Ibaraki Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Playgrounds · Landmarks
Ibaraki Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan, located in the Kantō region on the main island of Honshu. The capital is Mito.HistoryIbaraki Prefecture was previously known as Hitachi Province. In 1871, the name of the province became Ibaraki.

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