13 days in Hakone-machi, Tokyo Prefecture & Hokkaido Itinerary

13 days in Hakone-machi, Tokyo Prefecture & Hokkaido Itinerary

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13 days in Hakone-machi, Tokyo Prefecture & Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
1
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
bus + train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway and then don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi day trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakone-machi is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Hakone-machi: highs are around 8°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu, approximately 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 8th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tokyo Sea Life Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Jeunesse Akihabara.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in December, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (14°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

4
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Family-friendly places like Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Sapporo to go to Otaru and see Otaru Canal, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Odori Park, take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo TV Tower, hit the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for cooler days in Sapporo, with highs around 0°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park

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