Itineraries GUNMA, IBARAKI, TOCHIGI A Quick Getaway From Tokyo

Exploring Northern Kanto

 

If you are looking for the perfect getaway from the bustle of the city, you can certainly explore the northern Kanto area, consisting the prefectures of Gunma, Tochigi and Ibaraki. They are easily accessible from downtown Tokyo by train or car.

Discover Gunma's treasure trove of hot springs, wander around the fishing ports of Ibaraki on the Pacific coast, or satisfy your thirst for knowledge at Tochigi's cultural and historical sites.

On top of that, all three prefectures have specialty culinary delights for all you adventurous foodies out there.

Tochigi prefecture is also home to the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Thanks to the recently completed Kita-Kanto Expressway, the accessibility within the area has greatly increased. Hence, you can tour the area conveniently and cover more tracks within just a short weekend. You can also refer to our suggested itinerary(ies) below.

 

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▸Travel by rental car

 

Tokyo   arrow  car  (70min)    arrow   Ushiku Daibutsu    arrow   car  (70min)    arrow   Kairakuen Garden    arrow   car  (80min)    arrow   Fukuroda Falls    arrow   car  (110min)    arrow   Nikko Edo village    arrow   car  (20min)    arrow   Nikko Toshogu Shrine    arrow   car  (30min)    arrow   Kegonfalls & Lake Chuzenji    arrow   car  (200min)    arrow   Kusatsu hot springs

 

▸Travel by public transport

 

Tokyo Station  arrow  bus  (120min)   arrow  Hitachi Seaside Park   arrow  train  (60min)   arrow  Kairakuen Garden   arrow  train  (60min)   arrow  Ushiku Daibutsu   arrow  train  (160min)   arrow  Nikko Toshogu Shrine   arrow  bus  (30min)   arrow  Nikko Edo village   arrow  bus  (60min)   arrow  Kegon falls & Lake Chuzenji   arrow  train  (270min)   arrow  Kusatsu hot springs