17 days in East Asia Itinerary

17 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train to Odawara Station, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train
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Nagano
— 1 night
Train
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Narita
— 1 day
Train to Tokyo Narita, Fly to Athens

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Tokyo

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Meiji Jingu Shrine, Meiji Jingu Gaien and Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon).

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Athens to Tokyo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in November, things will get a bit cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 62°F and lows about 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites

Hakone-machi

— 2 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hakone Yuryo as well as Owaku-dani Valley. On the 25th (Mon), make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley and then soak in some Japanese tradition at Hakone Yuryo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choanji Temple.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi itinerary planning site.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by combination of train and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for slightly colder days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 52°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Spas · Baths · Historic Sites

Kyoto

— 4 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
You've added Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto holiday planner.

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train; or drive. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You've added Kazuemachi Tea House Street, Seisonkaku Villa, Ninja Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, then make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, then walk around Kanazawa Castle Park, and finally take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Nagamachi Neighborhood, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Kazuemachi Tea House Street.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa holiday maker website.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Nagano.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Nagano

— 1 night
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Zenko-ji Temple has been added to your itinerary.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nagano online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Nagano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kanazawa in December; daily highs in Nagano reach 43°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Tokyo

— 5 nights
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kamakura Komachidori, Hase-dera Temple, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kichijoji and Ghibli Museum Mitaka.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nagano to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nagano in December; daily highs in Tokyo reach 54°F and lows reach 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Narita.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Narita

— 1 day
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Narita trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Tokyo to Narita by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect little chillier with lows of 34°F in Narita. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping