6 days in Japan Itinerary

6 days in Japan Itinerary

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6 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
+2
Fly + tram + train:  11​h 30​min
1
Nikko
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Naganohara-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Bangkok

1
day
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, contemplate the long history of Yomeimon (Main Gate), walk around Nikko National Park, then go for a walk through Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nikko driving holiday site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Nikko is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Nikko is 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in November, with highs in Nikko at 15°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Naganohara-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

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Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park

1
night
Naganohara-machi

Naganohara-machi
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then play a few rounds at Taiheiyo Club Karuizawa Resort, and then admire all the interesting features of Ishida Kanko Farm.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Naganohara-machi trip planner .

Getting from Nikko to Naganohara-machi by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Nikko in November, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Naganohara-machi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Naganohara-machi

Outdoors Golf Baths
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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 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fuji View Hotel Japanese Garden, then go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi route planner.

You can drive from Naganohara-machi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fujikawaguchiko-machi when traveling from Naganohara-machi in November, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Museums Nature
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba ©
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum ©
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

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.
On the 20th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and finally get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel planner.

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in November, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©

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