12 days in Kyoto Prefecture, Hakone-machi & Tokyo Itinerary

12 days in Kyoto Prefecture, Hakone-machi & Tokyo Itinerary

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12 days in Kyoto Prefecture, Hakone-machi & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + train:  22​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

5
nights
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.
You've added Kiyomizu-dera, Daigo-ji Temple Goju Tower, Arashiyama Park, Kameyama Area, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shosei-en Garden.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kyoto holiday maker tool .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in November, with highs in Kyoto at 62°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka Castle
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then get great views at Hakone Ropeway, and finally make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hakone-machi tour itinerary site .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hakone-machi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in November: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Museums Nature
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

4
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.
Have a day of magic on the 27th (Tue) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo route planning app .

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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