22 days in Kanto & Kanagawa Prefecture Itinerary

22 days in Kanto & Kanagawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Nikko
— 3 nights
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Minakami-machi
— 2 nights
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Okutama-machi
— 2 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Hachijojima Airport
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Hachijo-machi
— 2 nights
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Tateyama
— 2 nights
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Yokohama
— 2 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Nikko Base and Kirifuri Highlands Kisuge Plain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nikko: Nasushiobara (Ryushun Fall & Sanbon Yaridake Moutain) and Nasu-machi (Nasu Nature Study Paths & Mt. Nasu). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with NAOC, take in the dramatic scenery at Kirifuri Waterfall, take in breathtaking views at Ryuokyo Canyon, and explore the striking landscape at Kammangafuchi Gorge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nikko trip planner.

Tokyo to Nikko is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect nights in Nikko to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Minakami-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

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Minakami-machi

Perched beneath the foothills of several soaring mountains, the town of Minakami-machi provides a picturesque stepping stone from which to explore the dramatic surrounding scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Fukiwarenotaki Falls, then trek along Suwakyo, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Tanigawadaketenjindaira Ski Area and then grab your bike and head to MTB Japan Adventure Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Minakami-machi online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Minakami-machi takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Okutama-machi.

Things to do in Minakami-machi

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

2
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Okutama-machi

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kamiyatsuno Okusuu, then take a memorable tour with Canyons Okutama, and then head outdoors with Minamisawa Ajisaiyama. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Mt.Momokura, admire the sheer force of Marugami Falls, then admire the sheer force of Fudo Falls, and finally get outside with Mt. Kumotori.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Okutama-machi holiday planner.

Getting from Minakami-machi to Okutama-machi by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Hachijo-machi.

Things to do in Okutama-machi

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

2
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Hachijo-machi

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Muikagahara Sakyu, head outdoors with Occhogahama, then delve into the lush surroundings at Hego Forest, then admire the sheer force of Karataki Fall, and finally see some colorful creatures with Concolor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Osaka Tunnel Observation Deck, explore the striking landscape at Nambara Senjojiki, get outside with Sokodo Beach, identify plant and animal life at Noboryotouge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yokoma Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hachijo Fuji.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hachijo-machi trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okutama-machi to Hachijo-machi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Tateyama.

Things to do in Hachijo-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

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Tateyama

Tateyama is a city located in southern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Cape Nojima, have unforgettable encounters with Ito Diving Service Bommie, then explore the striking landscape at Oki no Shima, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hojo Beach. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Yomogi Fudodaki Waterfall, head outdoors with Shirosaki Beach, and then head outdoors with Maebara Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tateyama attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Hachijo-machi to Tateyama with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tateyama

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

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Yokohama

Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
You've now added Jingashita Keikou Park to your itinerary. On the 7th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with Coco Nut Yokohama - Diving Tours, stroll around Jingashita Keikou Park, hike along Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zushi Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Futtsu Beach. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, head off the coast to Enoshima Island, kick back and relax at Morito Beach, then hike along Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, and finally kick back and relax at Akiya, Tateishi Coast.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yokohama trip maker app.

You can drive from Tateyama to Yokohama in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tateyama in August: highs in Yokohama hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

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Hakone-machi

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Kawaguchi and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Tree Cross Adventure Atsugi Nanasawa (in Atsugi), Mt. Ishiwari (in Yamanakako-mura) and Forest Mall, Fujikawaguchiko (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), head outdoors with Fujigawa Service Area - Inbound, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hakone Stone‐paved Road, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pola Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi planner.

Getting from Yokohama to Hakone-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Yokohama, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Moroiso Shores and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Umanose Domon (in Miura) and Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, see the interesting displays at Meiji Jingu Museum, and visit Odaiba District.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online attractions planner.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:

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.

Kanagawa Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Parks · Historic Sites
Kanagawa Prefecture is a prefecture located in southern Kantō region of Japan. The capital of the prefecture is Yokohama. Kanagawa is part of the Greater Tokyo Area. Kanagawa Prefecture is home to Kamakura and Hakone, two highly popular side trip destinations from Tokyo.HistoryThe prefecture has some archaeological sites going back to the Jōmon period (around 400 BCE). About 3,000 years ago, Mount Hakone produced a volcanic explosion which resulted in Lake Ashi on the western area of the prefecture.It is believed that the Yamato dynasty ruled this area from the 5th century onwards. In the ancient era, its plains were very sparsely inhabited.In medieval Japan, Kanagawa was part of the provinces of Sagami and Musashi. Kamakura in central Sagami was the capital of Japan during the Kamakura period (1185–1333).During the Edo period, the western part of Sagami Province was governed by the daimyō of Odawara Castle, while the eastern part was directly governed by the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo (Tokyo).

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