13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
subway:  30​min
2
Urayasu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Hakuba-mura
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Nagoya
— 1 night
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

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 Yayoi Kusama Museum, National Museum of Nature and Science and teamLab Planets TOKYO.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Tokyo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Tokyo. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect Tokyo to be colder, temps between 14°C and 4°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off toFujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums
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National Museum of Nature and Science ©
Yayoi Kusama Museum ©
Yayoi Kusama Museum

1
night
Urayasu

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Tokyo DisneySea has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Urayasu vacation planner .

Urayasu is very close to Tokyo. Traveling from Tokyo in December, Urayasu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 8°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Coconut, Tsudanuma
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

1
night
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 17th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 5°C. On the 18th (Wed), you're off toHakuba-mura.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Museums
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Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum

5
nights
Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Shionomichi Museum and Matsumoto City Museum of Art. Matsumoto Castle and Museum of Salt Road chojiya Yabusame Hall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Hakuba-mura with an excursion to Shiraito Falls in Karuizawa-machi--about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, admire the natural beauty at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden, and snap pictures at Hakuba Ohashi Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hakuba-mura day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hakuba-mura takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hakuba-mura, with lows around 0°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off toNagoya.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Matsumoto, Museum of Salt Road chojiya Yabusame Hall, Shiraito Falls, Shionomichi Museum
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Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort ©
Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Aeon Mall Tokoname has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Tue), browse the different shops at Aeon Mall Tokoname.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya travel route site .

Drive from Hakuba-mura to Nagoya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakuba-mura in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nagoya, with lows of 3°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Shopping

Side Trip

Aeon Mall Tokoname
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Aeon Mall Tokoname ©
Aeon Mall Tokoname

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