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
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train + taxi:  1​h 45​min
5
Yuzawa-machi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Atelier Shinji Ginza. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Atelier Shinji Ginza, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then take a stroll through Harajuku Takeshita-dori.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Tokyo is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get much colder in Tokyo: highs are around 14°C and lows about 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Atelier Shinji Ginza ©
Atelier Shinji Ginza

1
night
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.
You've now added Hakone Venetian Glass Museum to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), examine the collection at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, and then revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Odawara Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Theme Parks Baths Spas

Side Trips

Odawara Castle, Gotemba Premium Outlets
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the views from Lake Kawaguchi Ohashi Bridge and then get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner .

Getting from Hakone-machi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Fuji-Q Highland
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Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Lake Kawaguchi Ohashi Bridge ©
Lake Kawaguchi Ohashi Bridge

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou as well as Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo. Kids will appreciate attractions like Tokyo DisneySea and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan. Head to Ginza and Ginza Itoyafor plenty of shopping. See some other sides of Tokyo: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, view the masterpieces at Art Jeunesse Akihabara, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

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You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Ginza ©
Ginza

3
nights
Yuzawa-machi

Yuzawa-machi ©
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort. On the 22nd (Sat), let the kids burn off some steam at Yuzawa Central Park, tour along fresh powder with Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort, and then don't miss a visit to Ponshukan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort and then stroll through Naeba Ski Resort.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Yuzawa-machi trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Tokyo to Yuzawa-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Takumi no Sato, Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort, Lockheart Castle
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Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort ©
Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort
Naeba Ski Resort ©
Naeba Ski Resort
Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort ©
Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort

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