10 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Hakone-machi & Chubu Itinerary

10 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Hakone-machi & Chubu Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train + Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Hakone-machi
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Matsumoto
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
5
Nagoya
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  10 h
End: Singapore

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace are in your itinerary. Head to Ginza and Asakusafor plenty of shopping. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Ghibli Museum Mitaka in Mitaka, approximately Mitaka away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Odaiba, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and don't miss a visit to Hachiko.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo online driving holiday planner.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 14°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip itinerary builder tool.

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 slightly colder, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

1
night
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
On the 15th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Yamanouchi-machi online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Yamanouchi-machi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Yamanouchi-machi when traveling from Hakone-machi in December, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Wildlife Parks
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

1
night
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kaichi Gakko Primary School, then explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, and then wander the streets of Nawate Shopping District.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Matsumoto planner.

You can drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Matsumoto are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Kaichi Gakko Primary School ©
Kaichi Gakko Primary School
Nawate Shopping District
Nawate Shopping District

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 17th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street and then explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagoya tour planner.

You can take a train from Matsumoto to Nagoya in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nagoya when traveling from Matsumoto in December, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Osu Shopping Street ©
Osu Shopping Street

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