Kantō corresponds to the area around Tokyo, the capital of Japan, and includes 7 prefectures: Gunma, Tochigi, Saitama, Ibaraki, Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba.
One of the most heterogeneous regions of Japan, here you can be in the futuristic landscapes of Tokyo skyscrapers, to find yourself in a deep forest, or wander among mountain temples!
Thanks to an extensive transportation web, it is very easy and confortable to explore Kantō Region!
Take a look to the articles we have been preparing for each of the prefectures.
We are adding them little by little, so if you cannot find what your are looking for, let us know by a comment on the website! 🙂
When to visit
This question could be replaced by “when to come to Japan?”, As this region will be touched by 90% of people at their first time in Japan.
On tourist guides and online there are a huge amount of information, but in short, any season is good. Personally, living in Japan, our favorite seasons are:
- Summer: it’s really hot with high humidity, but you can not miss the fireworks festivals, the summer matsuri and the days at the beach (some great ones in Izu peninsula)
- Autumn: in Tokyo between September and October it rains enough, but then the weather calms down, and continue wonderful days of good weather, accompanied by the color of the autumn leaves
- Winter: it’s a bit cold (especially it was in winter 2017-18), but it almost never rains and the atmosphere is clear, perfect to spot the snow-capped Mount Fuji here and there, or to capture wonderful night views of the glittering skyscrapers of Tokyo
- Spring: Tokyo and the other cities of Kanto are home to several places to admire the cherry blossoms, and to enjoy a day of hiking not too demanding, such as the mountains of Oku-Tama or Oku-Musashi, and the classic Mount Takao.