12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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:  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.
You've now added Atelier Shinji Ginza to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Atelier Shinji Ginza, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then wander the streets of Takeshita Street.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Tokyo is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to 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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then examine the collection at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, and then get some fabulous bargains at Gotemba Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Odawara Castle, steep yourself in history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Theme Parks Spas Baths

Side Trips

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

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 find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ginza and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan. Head to Art Jeunesse Akihabara and Ginza Itoya Hontrenfor plenty of shopping. Enjoy Tokyo some more: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and steep yourself in history at Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in December, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (14°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to 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
Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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), stroll around Yuzawa Central Park, then see the winter wonderland with Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort, and then make a trip to Ponshukan. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort and then fly down the slopes at Naeba Ski Resort.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Yuzawa-machi trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Yuzawa-machi by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lockheart Castle, Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort, Takumi no Sato
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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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