36 days in Yamanashi Prefecture Itinerary

36 days in Yamanashi Prefecture Itinerary

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36 days in Yamanashi Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Hokuto
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Yamanashi
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yamanakako-mura
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Tokyo

13
nights
Hokuto

Hokuto ©
The small city of Hokuto sits amid some big scenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hokuto: Karuizawa-machi (Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori, Kumoba Pond, & more), Shosenkyo (in Kofu) and Matsumoto (Matsumoto City Museum of Art & Matsumoto Castle). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Suntory Distillery・Suntory Hakushu Distillery, fly down the slopes at Sun Meadows Kiyosato Highland Park, don't miss a visit to Moegi no Mura, and explore the activities along Verdant Garden Verga.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hokuto travel planner .

Tokyo to Hokuto is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yamanashi.

Things to do in Hokuto

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Karuizawa-machi, Matsumoto, Suwa Shrine, Kurumayama Highland, Shosenkyo
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Karuizawa prince shopping plaza ©
Karuizawa prince shopping plaza
Akeno Area ©
Akeno Area

12
nights
Yamanashi

Yamanashi ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yamanashi: Nagatoro-machi (Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks, Okumiya, & more), Daibsatsrei (in Koshu) and Chichibu (Chichibu Imamiya Shrine, Hijiri Shrine, & more).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yamanashi trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Hokuto to Yamanashi takes an hour. When traveling from Hokuto in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Yamanashi: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yamanakako-mura.

Things to do in Yamanashi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koshu, Chichibu, Nagatoro-machi, Marugami Falls
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Nishizawa Valley ©
Nishizawa Valley
Spas
Mt. Kentoku ©
Mt. Kentoku

10
nights
Yamanakako-mura

Yamanakako-mura ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yamanakako-mura: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Kōtoku-in, & more), Sankeien Gardens (in Naka) and Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, Lake Kawaguchi, & more). Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Fuji-Q Highland.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yamanakako-mura route app .

Traveling by car from Yamanashi to Yamanakako-mura takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Yamanakako-mura are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yamanakako-mura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Kamakura, Oshino-mura, Mt. Fuji 5th Station
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 31:
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple