14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kusatsu-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Tochigi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Hitachinaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Saitama
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Chiba
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  30​min
8
Yokohama
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and then cool off at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi road trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakone-machi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in March: high temperatures in Hakone-machi hover around 9°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Baths Spas Theme Parks
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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night
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then take in the natural beauty of Yubatake, then stroll around Sainokawara Park, and finally make a trip to Manza Onsen Observation Deck.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kusatsu-machi route planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kusatsu-machi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in March, plan for little chillier nights in Kusatsu-machi, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tochigi.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trip

Manza Onsen Observation Deck
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Onsen Resorts
Sainokawara Park ©
Sainokawara Park

1
night
Tochigi

Tochigi ©
Tochigi is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tochigi City Hall Annex, admire the masterpieces at Tochigi Utamaro-kan, steep yourself in history at Yokoyama Kyodokan, contemplate the long history of Kuranomachi Old Town, then experience rural life at Itigo no Sato, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Izurusan Manganji Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tochigi tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Kusatsu-machi to Tochigi takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kusatsu-machi in March since evenings lows in Tochigi dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hitachinaka.

Things to do in Tochigi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Itigo no Sato
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Izurusan Manganji Temple ©
Izurusan Manganji Temple
Tochigi City Hall Annex ©
Tochigi City Hall Annex
Tochigi Utamaro-kan ©
Tochigi Utamaro-kan

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nights
Hitachinaka

Hitachinaka ©
Dotted with beaches and parks, Hitachinaka makes for a great getaway along the Pacific Coast.
On the 21st (Sat), let little ones run wild at Hitachi Seaside Park, walk around Kamine Park, admire the striking features of Kobuntei, then admire the natural beauty at Kairakuen Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Semba Boadwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakatsura Isozaki Shrine, hunt for treasures at Nakaminato Fish Market, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oarai Isosaki Shrine, and finally get in on the family fun at Twin Ring Motegi.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hitachinaka road trip app .

You can drive from Tochigi to Hitachinaka in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hitachinaka when traveling from Tochigi in March, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Saitama.

Things to do in Hitachinaka

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mito, Oarai-machi, Kamine Park, Twin Ring Motegi
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Hitachi Seaside Park ©
Hitachi Seaside Park
Twin Ring Motegi ©
Twin Ring Motegi

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Saitama

Saitama ©
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): wander the streets of Kichijoji, don't miss a visit to Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsuki Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, and finally get to know the resident critters at Risu no Ie.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saitama online itinerary planner .

Drive from Hitachinaka to Saitama in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hitachinaka in March since evenings lows in Saitama dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chiba.

Things to do in Saitama

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street, Kichijoji
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Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine ©
Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine
Risu no Ie ©
Risu no Ie
Kichijoji ©
Kichijoji

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Chiba

Chiba ©
Developing quickly with new homes and shopping malls cropping up each year, the city of Chiba no doubt benefits from its proximity to the capital--many even consider it a Tokyo suburb.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll around Aobanomori Park, then stroll around Chiba Zoological Park, and then walk around Showa no Mori Park.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Chiba route maker app .

You can drive from Saitama to Chiba in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Saitama in March, you will find days in Chiba are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are a bit warmer (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Chiba

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Chiba Zoological Park ©
Chiba Zoological Park
Showa no Mori Park ©
Showa no Mori Park
Aobanomori Park ©
Aobanomori Park

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.
Family-friendly places like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner .

Getting from Chiba to Tokyo by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiba in March, expect nights in Tokyo to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

2
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, then don't miss a visit to Sankeien Gardens, and finally walk around Yamashita Park. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple, stop by Samuraikibun Kamakura, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yokohama vacation planner.

Yokohama is very close to Tokyo. In March, daily temperatures in Yokohama can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise ©
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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