Route & dates
Fly + Drive: 22 h
Nikko— 3 nights
Drive: 3 h 15 min
Hakone-machi— 2 nights
Bus + Train: 1 h 15 min
Tokyo— 7 nights
Fly + Train: 17 h 45 min
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A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.Take a break from Nikko with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Minakami-machi, about 2h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, walk around Sanbonmatu Park, take in the pleasant sights at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji.
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Naples, Italy to Nikko is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Naples to Nikko, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Naples in August, expect nights in Nikko to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.
Things to do in Nikko
River Rafting & Tubing
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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 (Sat): hike along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, explore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, thenexplore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally get engrossed in the history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Sunset Falls, don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, thenexplore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway.
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Traveling by car from Nikko to Hakone-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hakone-machi can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.
Things to do in Hakone-machi
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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.Change things up with a short trip to Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple in Narita (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace.
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Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in August, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
Things to do in Tokyo
Urayasu, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
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