12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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12 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Urayasu
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Yuzawa-machi
— 1 night
taxi + train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
4
Mitaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Urayasu

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Coconut, Tsudanuma, contemplate the long history of Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, and then discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Urayasu trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Urayasu is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Urayasu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Urayasu is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 13°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, Coconut, Tsudanuma
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple

1
night
Yuzawa-machi

Yuzawa-machi ©
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
On the 23rd (Mon), hit the slopes at Kagura Ski Resort, then stop by Cocolo Yuzawa Gangidori, and then walk around Yuzawa Central Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yuzawa-machi tour planner.

Take a train from Urayasu to Yuzawa-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Gangidori ©
Gangidori

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip maker site .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Yuzawa-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Tokyo sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Mitaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Mitaka

Mitaka ©
Mitaka is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 189,168 and a population density of 11,520 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs, take a peaceful walk through The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest, and then examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mitaka driving holiday planning website .

Mitaka is just a stone's throw from Tokyo. December in Mitaka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Mitaka

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest, Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs
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The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

3
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Take a break from Hakone-machi with a short trip to Lake Kawaguchi in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), cool off at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, and don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Mitaka to Hakone-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Mitaka in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Baths Theme Parks Spas

Side Trip

Lake Kawaguchi
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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