16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Nagano
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Takayama
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Karuizawa-machi
— 3 nights
plane:  17​h
End: Kuala Lumpur


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4
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.
Tokyo Disneyland has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

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.
The Hakone Open-Air Museum has been added to your itinerary.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hakone-machi online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by combination of train and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 5°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagano.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

2
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Nagano trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Hakone-machi to Nagano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in December, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Nagano. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagano

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

3
nights
Takayama

Takayama
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
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You can take a train from Nagano to Takayama in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Karuizawa-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Shiraito Falls and Harunire Terrace will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Stone Church.

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You can drive from Takayama to Karuizawa-machi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Takayama in December since evenings lows in Karuizawa-machi dip to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Shopping Nature Parks
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Harunire Terrace ©
Harunire Terrace
Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls
Stone Church ©
Stone Church

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