13 days in East Asia Itinerary

13 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Utsunomiya
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Nikko
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Nagano
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Yamanouchi-machi
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Nagano
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Matsumoto
— 1 night
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Hakuba-mura
— 1 night
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Nagano
— 1 night
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Takasaki
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Hakone-machi
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 4 nights
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 added Yanaka District, Rikugien Garden, Mori Art Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Mt. Takao in Hachioji--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: stop by Kagurazaka and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip builder website.

Barcelona, Spain to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Barcelona to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Barcelona, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 4°C. You'll set off for Utsunomiya on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Utsunomiya

The capital city of Tochigi Prefecture, Utsunomiya bursts at the seams with festivals, Japanese dumplings, jazz, and cherry blossoms.
You've now added Utsunoiya Futaarayama Jinja Shrine to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Utsunoiya Futaarayama Jinja Shrine.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Utsunomiya route tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Utsunomiya by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Tokyo in January, you will find days in Utsunomiya are a bit cooler (7°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Nikko.

Things to do in Utsunomiya

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
You've added Rinno-ji Temple, Nikko Tosho-gu, Nikko Futarasan jinja, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): snap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rinno-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, steep yourself in history at Nikko Futarasan jinja, then contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nikko travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Utsunomiya to Nikko in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Nikko, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites · Parks

Tokyo

— 1 night
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Take a train from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nikko in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), you're off to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Nagano

Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagano online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in January: high temperatures in Nagano hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Yamanouchi-machi

The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
You've now added Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll through Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yamanouchi-machi online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nagano to Yamanouchi-machi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Yamanouchi-machi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Nagano.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Nagano

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the striking features of Former Yazawa Residence Entrance Gate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saiko-ji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Former Oyamada Residence, and finally learn about winemaking at Yamabe Winery.

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Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Nagano by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Matsumoto

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nakasendo Magome-juku as well as Yohashira Shrine.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Matsumoto trip maker app.

You can take a train from Nagano to Matsumoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Hakuba-mura

— 1 night
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hakuba-mura tour planner.

Traveling by train from Matsumoto to Hakuba-mura takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Hakuba-mura, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Nagano.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Nagano

— 1 night
For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nagano holiday maker.

Traveling by shuttle from Hakuba-mura to Nagano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Takasaki.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Takasaki

Famous for its Daruma dolls, Takasaki serves as a great stopover town during a trip through Japan.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shorinzan Darumaji Temple. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shorinzan Darumaji Temple.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Takasaki trip planning app.

Getting from Nagano to Takasaki by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Nagano, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Takasaki, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takasaki

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Tokyo

— 1 night
To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Takasaki to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Takasaki in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 1°C in Tokyo. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Hakone-machi

— 1 day
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 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hakone Shisseikaen, examine the collection at Lalique Museum Hakone, explore the world behind art at Hakone Museum of Art, trek along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, then take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Yamanaka Castle Ruins.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in January, plan for slightly colder days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shimokitazawa.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in January: highs in Tokyo hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Childrens Museums