12 days in Tokyo, Yokohama & Karuizawa-machi Itinerary

12 days in Tokyo, Yokohama & Karuizawa-machi Itinerary

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12 days in Tokyo, Yokohama & Karuizawa-machi Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Yokohama
— 1 day
train:  30​min
3
Tokyo
— 6 nights
train:  1​h
4
Karuizawa-machi
— 1 night
train:  1​h
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Tokyo
— 1 day
End: Tokyo

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building, Kamakura Komachidori and Kōtoku-in. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kencho-ji Temple and Engaku-ji Temple. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura, approximately 1h 15 min away.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tokyo. In November in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), you're off toYokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Engaku-ji Temple ©
Engaku-ji Temple

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Yokohama Chinatown, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kishamichi Promenade, wander the streets of Minato Mirai 21, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory, then steep yourself in history at Soji-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sasuke Inari Shrine.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Yokohama travel route app .

Yokohama is very close to Tokyo. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Kishamichi Promenade ©
Kishamichi Promenade
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Mori Arts Center Gallery, Roppongi Keyakizaka Dori, Shibuya Crossing, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Nezu Museum and Rikugien Garden. Visit Kishimojindo and Suga Shrine for their historical value. See some other sides of Tokyo: wander the streets of Kabukicho, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, and make a trip to Shinjuku Golden Gai.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo journey planner .

Tokyo is just a stone's throw from Yokohama. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Karuizawa-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
Kabukicho ©
Kabukicho

1
night
Karuizawa-machi

Karuizawa-machi ©
The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori, Kumoba Pond and Shiraito Falls. On the 23rd (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Shiraito Falls, explore the activities along Kumoba Pond, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at teamLab Planets TOKYO.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Karuizawa-machi trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Karuizawa-machi in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in November, things will get a bit cooler in Karuizawa-machi: highs are around 14°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

teamLab☆Planets
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Kumoba Pond ©
Kumoba Pond
Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori ©
Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets

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Tokyo

Tokyo
To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Karuizawa-machi to Tokyo by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Karuizawa-machi in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 25th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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