18 days in Hakone-machi & Kyoto Itinerary

18 days in Hakone-machi & Kyoto Itinerary

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1
Hakone-machi
— 14 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights

14
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hakone-machi side-trips: Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba), Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine & Lake Kawaguchi) and Fujiyoshida (Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen), Fuji-Q Highland, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and trek along Jogasaki Coast.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ito, Izu, Fujiyoshida, Fuji, Fujinomiya
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

3
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heian Shrine, thensteep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online trip builder.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. When traveling from Hakone-machi in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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