13 recommended domestic trips for 2 days and 1 night that can be reached from Kanto! Carefully selected spots perfect for a short trip on the weekend
This time, we will introduce recommended sightseeing spots for domestic travel that you can enjoy from Kanto in 2 days and 1 night! There are many sightseeing spots that are easily accessible from Tokyo and where you can easily enjoy a trip for two days and one night. When living a busy life, people often desire to enjoy a fulfilling mini trip in Japan even with limited time, such as weekends and short holidays. hese destinations are a must-see for those who want to spend a comfortable time away from the hustle and bustle of the city!
[Nagano Prefecture] Domestic trip for 2 days and 1 night at Karuizawa, a summer resort near Kanto
The first place I would like to introduce is “Nagano”, a land full of nature such as the Northern Alps, Kamikochi, and Karuizawa. There are various ways to enjoy yourself, such as enjoying a leisurely tour of hot springs at Nozawa Onsen and Yudanaka Shibu Onsen, or enjoying trekking in Shiga Kogen. This time, we will introduce recommended sightseeing spots in Karuizawa, a summer resort!
1. Harunire Terrace next to Hoshino Resort
The first place I would like to introduce is Harunire Terrace, which was built with the concept of “everyday life in Karuizawa”. The surrounding area looks like a small town, and the modern buildings and wooden decks under your feet are eye-catching.Harunire Terracehas restaurants such as Italian, soba, Chinese, and bakery, so it’s perfect for enjoying a stylish lunch! You can spend a comfortable time as if you were living in Karuizawa .
|location||2148 Nagakura, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku District, Nagano Prefecture|
|business hours||It depends on the store|
|Regular holiday||7 days a week|
|Access information||Bus: Ride the Seibu Kanko Bus from Karuizawa Station to the Hoshino area for about 20 minutes|
Address：2148 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano Prefecture
Directions：(1) [Car]- About 10 minutes by car from JR Karuizawa Station- About 25 minutes by car from Joshinetsu Expressway Usui Karuizawa IC (2) [Public Transportation]- Seibu Kanko Bus at the north exit of JR Karuizawa Station Please use the bus bound for Karuizawa Sales Office/Kusatsu Onsen. 2 minutes walk from “Hoshino Onsen Dragonfly no Yu” bus stop. Please check the Seibu Kanko Bus website for timetables and fares. ・Get off at Shinano Railway Naka-Karuizawa Station (1 station about 5 minutes from Karuizawa Station) and walk for about 17 minutes. Please check the timetable and fares on the Shinano Railway website.
Business hours：Business hours: 7:00 to 22:00 (varies by store and season) *For details, please check the official website of the Hoshino area.
2. If you want to buy souvenirs, the Old Karuizawa Ginza is a perfect place.
Next, we will introduce Kyu-Karuizawa Ginza, a shopping district with a charming retro townscape. This shopping street is a recommended sightseeing spot for those who want to enjoy eating while walking or buy souvenirs from Karuizawa ! In “Kyu-Karuizawa Ginza”, there is “Mikado Coffee” visited by John Lennon of the rock band “Beatles” and his wife Yoko Ono who took the world by storm, and “France Bakery” which John Lennon loved. This is a must-see tourist spot for fans!
“ Former Karuizawa Ginza”
Address：739 Karuizawa, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku District, Nagano Prefecture
Directions：(1) A 25-minute walk from the north exit of Karuizawa Station on the Nagano Shinkansen toward Kyu-Karuizawa
Business hours：Hours: Varies by store Closed: Varies by store
Regular holiday：Varies by store
[Tochigi Prefecture] If you want to relax and refresh, travel domestically for 2 days and 1 night at Kinugawa
Next on the list is Tochigi, which has many famous places such as the World Heritage Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kinugawa Onsen. It is easily accessible from the city center and is one of the tourist destinations that many people visit on a day trip. This time, we will introduce two sightseeing spots in Tochigi ‘s hot spring town “Kinugawa” area.
3. Domestic trip for 2 days and 1 night at Kinugawa Onsen, one of Kanto’s leading hot spring resorts!
First, I would like to introduce Kinugawa Onsen, one of the leading hot spring towns in the Kanto region. There are about 40 hotels, resort apartments, public baths, and footbaths in the surrounding area. In addition to hot springs,Kinugawa has many spots where you can feel the great nature, such as the Kinugawa Line Kudari, the Kinugawa Onsen Ropeway, and the Kinu Tateiwa Otsuribashi Bridge! Enjoy Kinugawa Onsen in a planned way so that you can visit many sightseeing spots in a short time!
4. Let’s travel to Tobu World Square, a miniature world
Next, we will introduce “Tobu World Square” where you can experience the feeling of traveling around the world in Tochigi . In this facility, 102 famous buildings in the world, including 48 world heritage sites, are displayed in miniature size! Various buildings such as famous overseas tourist spots such as Angkor Wat inThailand and the pyramids in Egypt , as well as domestic tourist spots such as the National Diet Building and Kinkakuji Temple will appear in smaller sizes!Feel like traveling around the world! Let’s enjoy the miniature world that has been finely crafted!
|location||209-1 Kinugawa Onsen Ohara, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture|
|business hours||Summer (20 March – 30 November) 9:00 – 17:00|
Winter (1 December – 19 March) 9:30 – 16:00
|Regular holiday||7 days a week|
|Admission fees||Same-day ticket: Adult 2,800 yen (tax included) Child 1,400 yen (tax included)|
Advance ticket: Adult 2,500 yen (tax included) 1,200 yen (tax included)
|Access information||Car: About 20 minutes from Utsunomiya IC|
“Tobu World Square”
Address：209-1 Kinugawa Onsen Ohara, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture
Directions：(1) 5 minutes by bus from Kinugawa Onsen Station
Business hours：Open: 9:00-17:00 Open: December 1st-March 19th 9:30-16:00 Closed: open every day
[Gunma Prefecture] Domestic travel for 2 days and 1 night at Kusatsu, a destination suitable for both adults and children.
Next on the list is Gunma, which has many hot spring towns such as Ikaho Onsen and Kusatsu Onsen. The sightseeing spots to be introduced are Yumomi and Yubatake at Kusatsu Onsen. Kusatsu Onsen is recommended for a day trip to the hot springs, but it is even more recommended to spend two days and one night sightseeing!
Kusatsu Onsen can be reached from Tokyo in about 3.5 hours to 4 hours and 10 minutes by highway bus. If you use the limited express Kusatsu and a bus, you can arrive in about 3 hours and 20 minutes. Please feel free to visit!
5. Yumomi experience unique to a hot spring town.
The first place I would like to introduce is “Netsunoyu” where you can experience “Yumomi” unique to a hot spring town. Under the guidance of the yumomi girls, you will use the yumomi board to “yumomi”. You can also take pictures of the experience, so you can record the memories of your trip!In addition to the yumomi experience, the “Yumomi-kun Show” will also be held, in which men who have worked up their bodies perform powerful yumomi! Please take a close look at the powerful yumomi unique to men!*As of December 3, 2021, the Yumomi-kun show is on hiatus. Please check the official websitefor the latest information .
|location||414 Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma Prefecture|
|Regular holiday||7 days a week|
|Admission fees||Adults 600 yen (tax included) Elementary school students 300 yen (tax included)|
Yumomi Experience: Elementary school students and above 250 yen (tax included)
Yumomi-kun Show: Adults 600 yen (tax included) Elementary school students 300 yen (tax included)
|Access information||Bus: About 5 minutes on foot from Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal|
Car: About 1 hour and 20 minutes from Shibukawa Ikaho IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Address：414 Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma Prefecture
Directions：(1) 5 minutes on foot from Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal
Business hours：Opening hours: Please check the performance/event calendar Others: As of December 2021, the yumomi experience for visitors has been canceled, but you can experience the yumomi experience only on weekdays Mondays and Fridays from 11:30
6. Sightseeing at the fantastic Yubatake, lit up at night
Next, we will introduce Kusatsu Onsen’s impressive scenery “Yubatake”. About 4,000 liters of hot water is boiled in the hot water field every day. The view of steam rising from the steam is a superb view that can only be found in a hot spring town. At night, it is lit up, creating a more magical atmosphere.If you are staying around Kusatsu Onsen, we recommend taking a stroll through the “Yubatake”, where you can see different charms during the day and at night!
Address：Kusatsu, Kusatsu Town, Agatsuma District, Gunma Prefecture
[Shizuoka Prefecture] If you want to enjoy seafood and hot springs, travel domestically for 2 days and 1 night in Izu/Atami.
Next, I would like to introduce Shizuoka, which is home to Japan’s representative mountain, Mt. Fuji. Speaking of Shizuoka , Fujinomiya’s Fujinomiya yakisoba, Hamamatsu ‘s gyoza, tea, and other gourmet foods are famous, and there are many sightseeing spots such as Mt. Fuji, Atami, and Izu!This time, we will introduce sightseeing spots in the Izu/Atami area that are recommended for a one-night, two-day trip!
7. The view of the vast sea seen from the suspension bridge is a masterpiece [Jogasaki Kaigan]
The first place I would like to introduce is Jogasaki Coast, which was formed by the lava that flowed out when Mt. Omuro erupted about 4,000 years ago. Kadowaki Suspension Bridge is a must-see tourist spot. The thrilling suspension bridge is a spot where you can not only enjoy the thrill, but also enjoy the panoramic view!Jogasaki Kaigan has a hiking course called the Picnical Course, so it is recommended that you take a walk around and feel the nature of Izu!
|location||Futo, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture|
|Access information||Bus: About 50 minutes by bus from Ito Station|
Train: About 30 minutes on foot from Jogasaki Kaigan Station
Address：Futo character Yotsutsujishita, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture
8. Take great photos at the MOA Museum of Art, where stylish art gathers
Next on the list is the MOA Museum of Art, a must-see tourist spot for photography enthusiasts. The art museum stands on a hill and offers a magnificent view of Sagami Bay.Inside the hotel, you can enjoy Japanese food and soba noodles at “Washoku Hana no Chaya,” where you can spend a relaxing meal. The sweets shop produced by patissier Toshihiko Yoroizuka is also a spot you should definitely stop by! Soothe your tired body from sightseeing with sweets!
|location||26-2 Momoyamacho, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture|
|business hours||9:30-16:30 (last entry at 16:00)|
|Regular holiday||Thursdays (open if Thursday is a holiday)|
|viewing fee||General 1,600 yen (tax included)|
High school and college students 1,000 yen (tax included)
Free for junior high school students and younger
|Access information||Bus: About 7 minutes by bus from JR Atami Station|
Taxi: About 5 minutes from JR Atami Station taxi stand
“MOA Museum of Art”
Address：26-2 Momoyamacho, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) Take a bus from Atami Station (to MOA Museum of Art) * About 7 minutes from bus terminal No. 8 to MOA Museum of Art Get off at the last stop “MOA Museum of Art”
Business hours：Opening hours: 9:30-16:30 (Last admission 16:00) Closed: Year-end and New Year holidays (open from January 1st to 3rd) Closed: Open on Thursdays and holidays
[Kanagawa Prefecture] Domestic travel for 2 days and 1 night in “Hakone” where you can see and feel nature on a vehicle
Next on the list is Kanagawa, which is adjacent to Tokyo. Speaking of Kanagawa , there are many attractions such as factory night views and urban areas such as Yokohama, and areas such as Kamakura , Enoshima, and Hakone where you can enjoy a short trip.This time, we will introduce you to sightseeing in Hakone, which is recommended for a one-night, two-day trip. Let’s feel the nature of Hakone that can be seen from the vehicle with your whole body!
9. Feel the cool breeze on the Hakone Pirate Ship on Lake Ashi
The first thing I would like to introduce is the Hakone Pirate Ship, which sails leisurely on Lake Ashi. From the Hakone Pirate Ship, which operates between Hakonemachi Port, Motohakone Port, and Togendai Port, you can see the mountains of Hakone , and there are spots where you can see Mt. Fuji. A pleasant breeze blows while you are on board, and you can feel the clear air of Hakone with your whole body.There are sightseeing spots such as Hakone Checkpoint Ruins and Hakone Shrine in the area, so please stop by before or after your ride!
|location||Hakonemachi Port: 161 Hakone, Hakonemachi,|
Ashigarashimo-gun Motohakone Port: 6-40 Motohakone, Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimo-gun
Togendai Port: 164 Motohakone, Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimo-gun
|operating hours||Operating hours vary depending on the season, so please check the official website .|
|Regular holiday||7 days a week|
|Operation fee||One-way fare: Adult 1,200 yen (tax included) Child 300 yen (tax included)|
Round-trip fare: Adult 2,200 yen (tax included) Child 1,100 yen (tax included)
10. “Hakone Tozan Railway” to see the seasonal scenery of Hakone’s mountains
Next on the list is the Hakone Tozan Railway, which zigzags up the mountains of Hakone . The point of attention is the beautiful nature of Mt. Hakone that can be seen from the train window. You can feel up close the nature of Hakone , which shows its charm in every season .During the hydrangea season, which begins in mid-June, the Hakone Tozan Railway changes its name and operates as the Hydrangea Train. At night, the “Yoru Hydrangea Train” is also available to see the illuminated hydrangeas while slowing down or stopping. Hydrangea’s face at night is fantastic and has a different charm from daytime. Be sure to try riding the “Ajisai-go”, which is only available during the early summer!
|location||Odakyu Hakone Building, 1-15-1 Shiroyama, Odawara City|
|Regular holiday||7 days a week|
|fare||Adults 80 yen to 1,110 yen (tax included) Children 50 yen to 560 yen (tax included)|
* Fares vary depending on the boarding station. For details, please check the official website
“Hydrangea along the Hakone Tozan Railway”
Address：Ohirayama, Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa Prefecture
Directions：(1) Along the Hakone Tozan Railway /
[Yamanashi Prefecture] Enjoy Yamanashi gourmet and hot springs at a scenic spot where you can see Mt. Fuji
Next on the list is Yamanashi Prefecture, which is famous for popular sightseeing spots such as Fuji-Q Highland and fruit picking. You can go fruit picking on a day trip bus tour, and there is a bus from Shinjuku Station to Fuji-Q Highland, so access from Tokyo is good!This time, we will introduce sightseeing spots in Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture. It is a charming sightseeing spot where you can eat fruit and relax in a hot spring with a spectacular view!
11. If you want to taste seasonal fruits, go to Yamanashi Prefecture Fuefukigawa Fruit Park
The first place I would like to introduce is “Yamanashi Prefecture Fuefukigawa Fruit Park,” a facility unique to Yamanashi, which produces a large amount of fruit. At this facility, you can drink more than 130 kinds of Yamanashi wine, eat Yamanashi fruits at the cafe, and enjoy Yamanashi ‘s specialty products to your heart’s content.There is also an all-weather indoor park, so you can enjoy it regardless of the weather! In the summer, children can play in the water at the “Aqua Athletic” which is very exciting! Please visit “Yamanashi Prefecture Fuefukigawa Fruit Park” that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
|location||1488 Ezohara, Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture|
|Regular holiday||7 days a week|
|Access information||About 7 minutes by taxi from Yamanashishi Station, about 40 minutes by car from Kofu|
“Yamanashi Prefecture Fuefukigawa Fruit Park Fruit House/Tropical Greenhouse”
Address：1488 Esohara, Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture
Directions：15 minutes by car from Isawa Onsen Station 2,456 m from Yamanashi City Station
Business hours：9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last entry at 4:30 p.m.) Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from April 1 to November 30: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Last entry at 6:30 p.m.) Business hours and regular holidays may change only during the end of the year (December 29th to December 31st), so please check with the store before visiting.
12. Hottarakashi Onsen, an open-air bath with a superb view of Mt. Fuji
Next, we will introduce Hottarakashi Onsen, a hot spring nestled in the mountains. The charm of this hot spring is the view you can enjoy while soaking in the open-air bath. There are two open-air baths, “Acchi-no-Yu” where you can see the scenery of the eastern Kofu Basin, and “Kocchi-no-Yu” where you can see Mt. Fuji in front of you.In addition, the exquisite “Tamagokake Gohan” (500 yen, tax included) served on the observation terrace of “Hottarakashi Onsen” is a specialty dish. After taking a bath, enjoy the superb view while eating “Tamago Kake Gohan”!
|location||1669-18 Yatsubo, Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture|
|business hours||1 hour before sunrise to 22:00|
|Regular holiday||7 days a week|
|bathing fee||Adult 800 yen (tax included) Child 400 yen (tax included)|
|Access information||About 20 minutes by car from Chuo Expressway Katsunuma IC|
“Ditching hot spring”
Address：1669-18 Yatsubo, Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture
Directions：(1) From Chuo Expressway Katsunuma IC via R151, drive northwest for 20 minutes, after passing through Fuefukigawa Fruit Park
Business hours： Hours: 10:00 to 22:00 (reception opens to 21:30) Others: Open all year round
Regular holiday：open all year round
[Ibaraki Prefecture] Domestic trip for 2 days and 1 night at recommended spot “Hitachinaka City” where you can feel the nature of spring, summer, autumn and winter
Next on the list is Ibaraki, located northeast of Tokyo . Speaking of Ibaraki, it is a place with gourmet foods such as Mito natto and monkfish hot pot that adults will love, and sightseeing spots that children will love such as Aqua World Ibaraki Prefecture Oarai Aquarium and Sylvanian Families. I think that there are many people who visit Ibaraki on a day trip because it is easily accessible from Tokyo, but this time we will introduce recommended sightseeing spots in Ibaraki that you can visit in 2 days and 1 night!
13. “Hitachi Seaside Park” for great photo spots
The flower garden at “Hitachi Seaside Park”, which is sure to look great on social media, is a superb view that will excite photo lovers! From the beginning of April to the end of May, Nemophila blooms beautifully on the Miharashi Hill in the park. Its beauty is that the endless blue carpet is a superb view.In March, early-blooming daffodils and plum blossoms are beautiful. Let’s take an Instagrammable photo of “Kokuei Hitachi Seaside Park” that changes its appearance depending on the season!
|location||605-4 Onuma, Mawatari, Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki Prefecture|
*Business hours and closed days vary depending on the season
December 31st, January 1st
From the first Monday in February to the Friday of the week
*Opening hours and closed days vary depending on the season
|Admission fees||[Regular fee]|
Adults (high school students and above) 450 yen (tax included)
Silver (65 years old and over) 210 yen (tax included) Elementary and junior
high school students free High school students and above) 700 yen (tax included) Silver (65 years old and over) 460 yen (tax included) Elementary and junior high school students free
|Access information||About 15 minutes by bus from JR Joban Line “Katsuta Station”|
“Hitachi Seaside Park”
Address：605-4 Mawatari Onuma, Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki Prefecture
Directions：(1) Kita Kanto Expressway – Hitachinaka Toll Road Hitachi Seaside Park IC
Business hours：Opening hours: 9:30-17:00 Closed: Every Tuesday (If Tuesday falls on a national holiday, the following Wednesday will be closed) / December 31st, January 1st / From the first Tuesday in February to the Friday of that week * There are periods when the park is not closed, so please check the website for details.
Regular holiday：Every Monday (Tuesday the following day if Monday is a public holiday) / December 31st, January 1st / From the first Tuesday of February to the Friday of the week
Enjoy a domestic trip for 2 days and 1 night!
We introduced recommended tourist destinations for domestic travel that you can visit in 2 days and 1 night. There are plenty of travel destinations in Japan that are easily accessible by bullet train or car. Forget about the trivialities of everyday life and refresh your mind at sightseeing spots where you can fully enjoy yourself in a limited amount of time!