5 days in East Asia Itinerary

5 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation planner

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Kamakura
— 1 day
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
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Shimoda
— 1 night
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Higashiizu-cho
— 1 night
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Kamakura

— 1 day

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Kencho-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Kōtoku-in.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kamakura tour app.

Tokyo to Kamakura is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: highs in Kamakura hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kamakura

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then get great views at Hakone Ropeway, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, then examine the collection at Lalique Museum Hakone, then revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets, and finally see the interesting displays at Hakone Museum of Photography.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kamakura to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hakone-machi can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Shimoda.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Shimoda

— 1 night
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Iritahama Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Hino Broccolini Garden, then explore the striking landscape at Tsumekizaki Tawara Iso Beach, then look for gifts at Ogiso Shoten Honten, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Nesugatayama Observatory.

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You can drive from Hakone-machi to Shimoda in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in May: highs in Shimoda hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Higashiizu-cho.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Higashiizu-cho

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden, then meet the residents at Izu Animal Kingdom, then don't miss a visit to Inatori, and finally examine the collection at Izu Naranda no Sato Kawazu Heian Buddha Statue Pavilion.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Higashiizu-cho sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Shimoda to Higashiizu-cho takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Higashiizu-cho are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Higashiizu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip