16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Chiba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ito
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Shizuoka
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Hong Kong

2
nights
Chiba

Chiba ©
Developing quickly with new homes and shopping malls cropping up each year, the city of Chiba no doubt benefits from its proximity to the capital--many even consider it a Tokyo suburb.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Haraoka Beach, Egawa Beach, Mt. Nokogiri, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Haraoka Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Egawa Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Nokogiri, and finally steep yourself in history at Sunosaki Shrine.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chiba sightseeing planner .

Hong Kong, China to Chiba is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time (HKT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Hong Kong in December, things will get slightly colder in Chiba: highs are around 12°C and lows about 11°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Chiba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kisarazu, Sunosaki Shrine, Haraoka Beach, Mt. Nokogiri
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Mt. Nokogiri ©
Mt. Nokogiri
Umihotaru ©
Umihotaru
Sunosaki Shrine ©
Sunosaki Shrine

3
nights
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.
Explore Fujikawaguchiko-machi's surroundings by going to Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Fujinomiya (Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Kengamine, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Motosuko Lake.

Start your trip to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Chiba to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chiba in December, with highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi at 8°C and lows at 5°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ito.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Fujinomiya, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba ©
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba

1
night
Ito

Ito ©
Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Omuro and then take a leisurely stroll along Michi-no-Eki Ito Marine Town.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ito sightseeing planner.

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Ito by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in December, expect Ito to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Ito

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Kinomiya Shrine
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Mount Omuro ©
Mount Omuro
Ikeda museum of 20th century art ©
Ikeda museum of 20th century art
Kinomiya Shrine ©
Kinomiya Shrine

2
nights
Shizuoka

Shizuoka ©
With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, delve into the lush surroundings at Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach), and then head outdoors with Nihondaira. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Kakegawa Kachouen and then explore the historical opulence of Shizuoka castle.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Shizuoka trip planner.

Take a train from Ito to Shizuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ito in December since evenings lows in Shizuoka dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kakegawa Kachouen, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Kakegawa Kachouen ©
Kakegawa Kachouen
Nihondaira ©
Nihondaira

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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route planning tool .

Take a train from Shizuoka to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Shizuoka in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Tokyo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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