22 days in Hakone-machi, Karuizawa-machi & Tokyo Itinerary

22 days in Hakone-machi, Karuizawa-machi & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakone-machi
— 6 nights
2
Karuizawa-machi
— 6 nights
3
Tokyo
— 7 nights

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck (in Yamanakako-mura) and Ikeda museum of 20th century art (in Ito). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Otago Beach, and get outside with Ita Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi online sightseeing planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Hakone-machi is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Hakone-machi is 6 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Dammam in September: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Karuizawa-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Kawaguchi, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Ita Beach, Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck, Hakone Turnpike Daikanyama Parking lot
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

6
nights
Karuizawa-machi

Karuizawa-machi ©
The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs.
Explore Karuizawa-machi's surroundings by going to Ike no Taira Shitsugen (in Tomi), Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park (in Yamanouchi-machi) and Zenko-ji Temple (in Nagano). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Yubatake, get to know the fascinating history of Kawamata Higashi Canyon Shizen Kansatsuen, make a trip to Doai Station, and explore the activities along Kakumambuchi.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Karuizawa-machi trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Karuizawa-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ike no Taira Shitsugen, Yubatake, Konaka Falls, Kawamata Higashi Canyon Shizen Kansatsuen, Kirigamine Marshland
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Karuizawa prince shopping plaza ©
Karuizawa prince shopping plaza

7
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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and visit Odaiba District.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Karuizawa-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Karuizawa-machi in September, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

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