Tokyo, Japan’s capital and the center of Japan, is located in the Kanto region. Other areas like the port city of Yokohama (Kanagawa) where you can enjoy making your own world famous CUP NOODLES and Nikko (Tochigi) and Hakone (Kanagawa) popular for World Heritage Sites, hot springs and spectacular nature, are also famous in the Kanto region.
Asakusa, one of the most famous cities in Tokyo, has many attractive tourist destinations. When you’re in Asakusa, Senso-ji Temple is a must-visit destination. It offers a taste of the old-style, downtown atmosphere. Not only sightseeing, but you can also try on a kimono and stroll around the shopping street called Nakamise, which stretches out in front of you after you pass through the symbolic Kaminari-mon Gate, or enjoy a rickshaw ride around the area.
Hakone, in Kanagawa Prefecture, is famous for its 17 hot springs and 20 different types of water. From Lake Ashi, you can see the tallest mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji, along with the spectacular views of the four seasons. Also enjoy a wonderful time on a sightseeing boat. At Owakudani Valley, the desolate land is filled with white smoke and forms a unique landscape. You can ride the ropeway and feel the majestic nature from above. Hakone also holds events and traditional ceremonies throughout the year. The Hakone Daimonji-yaki, the Lake Festival, and the Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu are among the three major festivals in Hakone.
Nikko, in Tochigi Prefecture, is easily accessible from Asakusa in about two hours by limited express train. 103 temples and shrines in Nikko are registered as World Heritage sites. Nikko Toshogu Shrine, the most famous of these, is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, who established the Tokugawa Shogunate in the 1600s, and contains cultural assets that represent the gorgeous architecture of the Edo period (1603-1868). In Nikko National Park, you can enjoy the beauty of nature such as Lake Chuzenji, Senjogahara and Kegon Falls.