12 days in Tokyo, Yokohama & Hakone-machi Itinerary

12 days in Tokyo, Yokohama & Hakone-machi Itinerary

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12 days in Tokyo, Yokohama & Hakone-machi Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  7​h
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
subway + train:  1​h 30​min
2
Yokohama
— 2 nights
train + bus:  2​h
3
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Shimbashi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Shanghai

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.
You've added Gojoten Shrine, Shimokitazawa, Futako Tamagawa Rise, and other attractions to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and The Railway Museum. Tokyo National Museum and National Museum of Western Art will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, wander the streets of Marunouchi, and explore the world behind art at Mori Art Museum.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip planning tool .

Shanghai, China to Tokyo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. January in Tokyo sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

The Railway Museum
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
The Railway Museum ©
The Railway Museum

2
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, HARA Model Railway Museum, Yokohama Cosmo World, and other attractions you added. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Yokohama Science Center, see the interesting displays at HARA Model Railway Museum, then get curious at Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, then take a stroll through Minato Mirai 21, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yokohama holiday builder site .

Yokohama is just a stone's throw from Tokyo. February in Yokohama sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Yokohama

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama ©
Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Ropeway and Hakone Sightseeing Criuse. Get a sense of the local culture at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip planner .

Drive from Yokohama to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. When traveling from Yokohama in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Shimbashi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Narukawa Art Museum ©
Narukawa Art Museum
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©

2
nights
Shimbashi

Shimbashi
To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shimbashi trip planner .

Getting from Hakone-machi to Shimbashi by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Hakone-machi in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Shimbashi, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Shimbashi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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