15 days in Osaka, Hakone-machi & Tokyo Itinerary

15 days in Osaka, Hakone-machi & Tokyo Itinerary

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Start: Osaka
1
Osaka
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Bus + Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h
End: Osaka

6
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
You'll explore and learn at Mint Museum and Koyasan Reihokan Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kinkaku-ji and Tenryuji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Byodoin (in Uji), Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Kyoto (Kifune Shrine, Sanzen-in Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Dotombori District, don't miss a visit to Hozenji Yokocho, steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, and get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba).

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Koya-cho, Byodoin
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Byodoin ©
Byodoin
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ide Sake Brewery, thenexplore the world behind art at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, test the waters at a local thermal spa, admire the masterpieces at Okada Museum of Art, thensee the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Choanji Temple.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hakone-machi journey tool.

Drive from Osaka to Hakone-machi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Osaka in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 52°F at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja
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Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum ©
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Lalique Museum Hakone

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.
Visiting Meguro River and National Maritime Research Institute will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Tokyo National Museum and Ueno District. Venture out of the city with trips to Katori (Katori Jingu Shrine, Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori, &more), Kamakura (Engaku-ji Temple, Kencho-ji Temple, &more) and Sakura no yama Park (in Narita). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, and make a trip to Chidorigafuchi.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Katori, Kamakura, Yokohama, National Maritime Research Institute, Sakura no yama Park
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Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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