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KantoJapan

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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
3 out of 5
1-20-2 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo
The price is ¥4,050 per night

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Omoide Yokocho and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and Meiji ...

3.9/5Good! (5,711 reviews)

"Very good hotel. Woukd definitely recommend this location."…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
3.5 out of 5
2-2-17 Kabukicho, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥5,177 per night

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Robot Restaurant and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (568 reviews)

"Such a great hotel. The rooms are relatively large compared to 2 other central Tokyo hotels we stayed on this trip. Even though bespoke was our cheapest hotel during our stay, this was by far our favourite one. Lovely free breakfast, accommodating staff and rooms are perfectly designed to make the ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
Apa Hotel And Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari
Apa Hotel And Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari
3.5 out of 5
2-3 Hibino, Mihama-ku, Chiba, Chiba-ken
The price is ¥4,050 per night

This family-friendly Chiba hotel is located by the ocean, just steps from Makuharikaihin Prefectural Park and Tokyo Bay. Makuhari Messe is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (5,359 reviews)

"Good space with suitable price. Staff great support. Hard to check-in with expedia and self service not look friendly"…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Apa Hotel And Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari

Popular places to visit in Kanto

Disneyland® Tokyo
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Disneyland® Tokyo

4.5/5(612 reviews)

Ride roller coasters and watch theatrical shows as you witness the magic of Disney come to life at this family-friendly amusement park and resort.

Tokyo Dome
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Tokyo Dome

4.5/5(382 reviews)

Catch an event at Tokyo Dome during your trip to Tokyo. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Tokyo DisneySea®
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Tokyo DisneySea®

4.5/5(254 reviews)

Enjoy the excitement at Tokyo DisneySea® and find out why this is a popular amusement park in Urayasu. Visit the shops and notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Tokyo Sky Tree
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Tokyo Sky Tree

4.5/5(1,367 reviews)

Marvel at the views from the top of the tallest self-supporting tower in the world then enjoy the shops, restaurants, aquarium and planetarium at its base.

Tokyo Tower
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Tokyo Tower

4.5/5(1,249 reviews)

Appearing as if a Paris landmark has been teleported to Tokyo, this Eiffel-inspired structure offers great daytime or evening 360-degree views of the city.

Tokyo Imperial Palace
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Tokyo Imperial Palace

4.5/5(1,459 reviews)

This site was first a shogun residence, then the home for Japan’s emperor. Destroyed in World War II, it was reconstructed to its original splendor.

Top things to do in Kanto

Airport Meet & Greet with Japan Rail Pass Exchange Assist
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Airport Meet & Greet with Japan Rail Pass Exchange Assist

90% of travellers recommend
¥7,700
Per adult
Cook and Taste Wagyu Kaiseki Course Lunch
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Cook and Taste Wagyu Kaiseki Course Lunch

100% of travellers recommend
¥8,500
Per adult
Tsukiji Fish Market Food and Cultural Walking Tour
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Tsukiji Fish Market Food and Cultural Walking Tour

100% of travellers recommend
¥9,500
Per adult
Sushi Making Class for Everyone
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Sushi Making Class for Everyone

100% of travellers recommend
¥8,500
Per adult
Snow Monkeys, Shiga Kogen Roman Museum with Lunch Buffet!
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Snow Monkeys, Shiga Kogen Roman Museum with Lunch Buffet!

100% of travellers recommend
¥15,000
Per adult
Shrine, Temple, Palace & Waterfront Full-Day Tour
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Shrine, Temple, Palace & Waterfront Full-Day Tour

90% of travellers recommend
¥11,385
Per adult