Kanto

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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.

Where to stay 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 ¥7,025 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Shiodome, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kabuki-za Theatre and Ginza Wako Building. Hibiya Park and Zojoji Temple are also within 1 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,237 reviews)
"Excellent staff and the room was great"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
Shinagawa Prince Hotel
Shinagawa Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4-10-30 Takanawa Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥9,450 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
This family-friendly Tokyo hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Meiji Gakuin University and Happoen Garden. Tokyo Bay and Keio University ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,192 reviews)
"I enjoyed my stay"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2021

Shinagawa Prince Hotel
Hilton Tokyo Bay
Hilton Tokyo Bay
4 out of 5
1-8 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba-ken
The price is ¥17,500 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
This family-friendly Urayasu hotel is located in Maihama, within 2 mi (3 km) of Tokyo Bay, Tokyo Disneyland®, and Ikspiari. Tokyo DisneySea® and Kasai Rinkai ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,206 reviews)
"Everything was great love the placebut only one thing that was disappointing. Our room was not avaialable at check-in 3pm after waiting in the lobby for 1-1/2hr still had to wait like 20min more."

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2021

Hilton Tokyo Bay
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.
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 Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Shinjuku, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Isetan Department Store Shinjuku and Omoide Yokocho. Tokyo Anime Center and Tokyo Tower are also ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,131 reviews)
"It was nice"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2021

Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Oakwood Suites Yokohama
Oakwood Suites Yokohama
4 out of 5
5-57-2 Kitanakadori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
The price is ¥14,400 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 4
Located in Minatomirai, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Yokohama Port Museum, Landmark Tower, and Red Brick Warehouse. Yokohama Cosmo World ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (64 reviews)
"Amazing room and amazing view (lowest floor is 47th!). Parking is Y2500 though. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Oakwood Suites Yokohama
Section L Asakusa East
Section L Asakusa East
3 out of 5
4-chome-13-6 Higashikomagata, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥6,221 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Sumida, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Sky Tree, and Sensō-ji Temple. Ryogoku Kokugikan and Ueno Onshi Park ...
Section L Asakusa East
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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