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Kanto
Travel Guide

One of the world’s largest and most cutting-edge cities is at the heart of this region that’s blessed with sacred shrines, gorgeous coastlines and lush mountain landscapes. 

Centuries-old traditions and modern ideas merge harmoniously in Kanto, an enthralling Japanese region with a privileged setting between the Pacific Ocean and mountains. In Kanto the energy of fast-paced cities is visible alongside the tranquility of hot spring resorts. Neon-lit skyscrapers fight for airspace with snow-capped peaks and green hillsides tumble down to pristine beaches. Visit mythical temples, dive into Japan’s culinary scene and dabble in adventure sports.

Dynamic Tokyo combines avant-garde fashion with ancient art, a soaring skyline and over 300 Michelin-star restaurants. Drink in the views from Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree. See a slice of the city’s spirituality at the 7th-century Sensoji Temple and browse the stalls of the frenzied Tsukiji Fish Market. Dining, shopping and nightlife abounds in the Ginza, Roppongi and Shibuya districts.

West of Tokyo is the Chiba prefecture, home of the Boso Peninsula and beaches such as 37-mile (60-kilometer) long Kujukuri Beach. Have fun at the theme parks of Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu and admire the Naritasan Shinshō-ji Temple in Narita. Yokohama, in Kanagawa, has a bustling Chinatown and the Ramen Museum. Go to Hakone’s Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park for onsen and views of Mount Fuji.

In the Saitama prefecture, the city of Chichibu is a starting point for the Chichibu Kannon Pilgrimage. This walking route incorporates 34 temples nestled in the city’s surrounding mountains. The Gunma prefecture welcomes you with hot springs in Kusatsu and hiking in the Oze National Park. Go bungee jumping, kayaking and white-water rafting near the town of Minakami.

Utsunomiya, in the Tochigi prefecture, is well-known for its creative gyoza dumplings. Experience Japan’s ancient religious traditions at Buddhist and Shinto temples in Nikko. Try regional cheese, tour microbreweries and ski in Nasu. The Ibaraki prefecture has a sweeping coastline and stunning landscape gardens, including Kairakuen Garden in Mito.

Haneda Airport and Narita International Airport are gateways to Tokyo and the Kanto region. Use Japan’s extensive network of bullet trains to travel quickly and comfortably between the country’s many fascinating attractions and destinations.

Top Hotels in Kanto

The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
4 out of 5
1-6-3 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥6,810 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Shiodome, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ginza Wako Building, Kabuki-za Theatre, and Zojoji Temple. Tokyo Tower and Hibiya Park are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,208 reviews)

"Great staff and location! My wife and I was so happy to stay at this hotel, and we will definitely stay here when I visit Japan next time."…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
AROMA KURAVI - Adults only
AROMA KURAVI - Adults only
2 out of 5
Honcho 2-8-2, Yokohama, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
The price is ¥6,529 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Situated in Kawasaki, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Tokyo Bay and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Kawasaki Daishi. Tokyo Institute of Technology and Anamori Inari ...

4.2/5Excellent! (59 reviews)

"Front Stuff wasn’t nice"…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

AROMA KURAVI - Adults only
APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
3 out of 5
5-25-3 Kaigandori, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa
The price is ¥6,612 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Minatomirai, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yokohama Cosmo World and Cupnoodles Museum. Landmark Tower and Pacifico Yokohama are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,250 reviews)

"Car parking is outside of the Apa hotel.. Little far"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Kanto

Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
3.5 out of 5
1-28-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥5,600 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Shinjuku, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Isetan Department Store Shinjuku and Robot Restaurant. Omoide Yokocho and Tokyo Tower are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,066 reviews)
Best for foreigner! Price, comfort, convenience

"They were super accommodating and nice. Their friendliness made us feel comfortable and felt like we can ask any help. After two weeks of stay we moved to other housing but we missed them as we thought of them often. This doesn’t happen often. The space is very tight (typical Japanese size) but we ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Minn Ueno
Minn Ueno
3 out of 5
Higashiueno 1-19-5, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥6,546 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Taito, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ameya-Yokochō and Ueno Onshi Park. Akihabara Electric Town and Ueno Zoo are also within 1 mi ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)

"Everything you need is walking distance from the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Minn Ueno
UNIVERSAL HANEDA
UNIVERSAL HANEDA
3 out of 5
2-10-14 Nishikojiya, Ota-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo

Located in Kamata, this apartment building is within 12 mi (20 km) of Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Midtown, and Toyosu Market. Tokyo Imperial Palace and Tokyo Sea Life ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (134 reviews)

"The location and the property management were very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

UNIVERSAL HANEDA
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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