4 days in East Asia Itinerary

4 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Ashikaga
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Shibukawa
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Yuzawa-machi
— 1 night
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Takayama-mura
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Kusatsu-machi
— 1 night
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Shiojiri
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Chino
— 1 night
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Ashikaga

Ashikaga is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Ashikaga Flower Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ashikaga day trip planning app.

Yokohama to Ashikaga is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In March, daytime highs in Ashikaga are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shibukawa.

Things to do in Ashikaga

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Shibukawa

Often referred to as the "Belly Button of Japan," the city of Shibukawa celebrates its status as the country's geographical center by hosting the Heso Matsuri, or Belly Button Festival.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ikaho Stone Steps as well as Akagi Nature Park. On the 19th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Ikaho Stone Steps and then stroll around Akagi Nature Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Shibukawa online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ashikaga to Shibukawa in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Shibukawa are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Shibukawa

Parks · Historic Sites
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Yuzawa-machi

— 1 night
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yuzawa-machi road trip app.

You can take a train from Shibukawa to Yuzawa-machi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Takayama-mura.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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Takayama-mura

You've now added Gunma Astronomical Observatory to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), make a trip to Lockheart Castle and then deepen your understanding at Gunma Astronomical Observatory.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Takayama-mura trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Yuzawa-machi to Takayama-mura in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Takayama-mura

Historic Sites
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Kusatsu-machi

— 1 night
Yubatake has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Yubatake and then steep yourself in history at Netsunoyu.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kusatsu-machi trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Takayama-mura to Kusatsu-machi in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Shiojiri.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Shiojiri

Shiojiri is a city located in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 66,801 and a population density of 230 persons per km². Naraijuku has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Naraijuku.

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Traveling by car from Kusatsu-machi to Shiojiri takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chino.

Things to do in Shiojiri

Historic Sites
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Chino

— 1 night
Sitting at the foot of an impressive mountain, the city of Chino offers rural and man-made attractions in a wild, remote location.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Shirakaba as well as Flying Mud Boat.

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You can drive from Shiojiri to Chino in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Chino are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chino

Nature · Parks
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Gunma Prefecture travel guide

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Onsen Resorts · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Gunma Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the northwest corner of the Kantō region on the main Honshu island. Its capital is Maebashi.HistoryJapan was without horses until around the fifth century CE. The ancient province of Gunma was a center of the horsebreeding and trading activities for the newly immigrated continental peoples. The arrival of horses and the remains of horse-tackle coincides with the arrival of a large migration from the mainland. From this point forward, the horse became a vital part of Japanese military maneuvers, quickly displacing the older Yayoi tradition of fighting on foot.When Mount Haruna erupted in the late 6th century, Japan was still in the pre-historical phase (prior to the importation of the Chinese writing system during the Nara period). The Gunma Prefectural archaeology unit in 1994 was able to date the eruption through zoological anthropology at the corral sites that were buried in ash.In the past, Gunma was joined with Tochigi Prefecture and called Kenu Province. This was later divided into Kami-tsu-ke (Upper Kenu, Gunma) and Shimo-tsu-ke (Lower Kenu, Tochigi). The area is sometimes referred to as Jomo (上毛, Jōmō). For most of Japanese history, Gunma was known as the province of Kozuke.In the early period of contact between western nations and Japan, particularly the late Tokugawa, it was referred to by foreigners as the "Joushu States", inside (fudai, or loyalist) Tokugawa retainers and the Tokugawa family symbol is widely seen at public buildings, temples and shrines.

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Agatsuma-gun travel guide

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Onsen Resorts · Hot Springs · Parks