5 days in East Asia Itinerary

5 days in East Asia Itinerary

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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.
Start 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 make a trip to Kōtoku-in.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kamakura sightseeing planner.

Tokyo to Kamakura is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Kamakura, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, look for all kinds of wild species at Hakone Shisseikaen, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hakone Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip website.

Traveling by car from Kamakura to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April in Hakone-machi, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shimoda.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Baths · Spas · Theme Parks · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Iritahama Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hino Broccolini Garden, then kick back and relax at Kisami Ohama Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tatadohama Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shimoda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Shimoda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in May, you will find days in Shimoda are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Higashiizu-cho.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Higashiizu-cho

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Inatori Hosono Kogen, don't miss a visit to Inatori, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Inatori Ukiuki Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Higashiizu-cho trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shimoda to Higashiizu-cho in an hour. In May in Higashiizu-cho, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Higashiizu-cho

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
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