15 days in Hakone-machi, Nagano & Tokyo Itinerary

15 days in Hakone-machi, Nagano & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
2
Nagano
— 5 nights
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights

5
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.
Explore Hakone-machi's surroundings by going to Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Fuji-Q Highland (in Fujiyoshida) and Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, soak in some Japanese tradition at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, and explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi attractions planner.

Houston, USA to Hakone-machi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 15 hours. Traveling from Houston in June, you will find days in Hakone-machi are colder (°F), and nights are little chillier (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nagano.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Fuji-Q Highland, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Mikuni Toge Observatory
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

5
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nagano: Karuizawa-machi (Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori, Karuizawa prince shopping plaza, &more), Kusatsu-machi (Yubatake & Onsen Resorts) and Asama Otaki Fall (in Naganohara-machi). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Matsumoto Castle, don't miss a visit to Tenkyuji, steep yourself in history at Minochi Soja Hiyoshidai Shrine, and explore the world behind art at Matsumoto City Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nagano trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Nagano in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Nagano, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Karuizawa-machi, Kusatsu-machi, Matsumoto, Daio Wasabi Farm, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
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Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Yubatake ©
Yubatake

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, thenadmire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, thenmake a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Nagano to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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