8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online trip planner.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phnom Penh to Tokyo. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Phnom Penh in November, with highs in Tokyo at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, get the adrenaline pumping with Fun2Drive, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choanji Temple.

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You can drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Choanji Temple ©
Choanji Temple

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Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): awaken your taste buds at Fuji Bike Tour, take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine, then make a trip to Chureito Pagoda, and finally walk around Arakurayama Sengen Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi online travel route planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Fujikawaguchiko-machi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fujiyoshida
Highlights from your plan
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda
Arakurayama Sengen Park ©
Arakurayama Sengen Park

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On your second day here, wander the streets of Gion, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally admire the striking features of Kyutei Omuro.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto day trip app.

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in November: highs in Kyoto hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), take a stroll through Dotombori District and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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