8 days in Tokyo, Hakone-machi & Kusatsu-machi Itinerary

8 days in Tokyo, Hakone-machi & Kusatsu-machi Itinerary

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Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Kusatsu-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Tokyo

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ueno and Asakusa Shrine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Odaiba and Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Mt. Takao in Hachioji, approximately Hachioji away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Yanaka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip site.

If you are flying in from Sri Lanka, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In October, daytime highs in Tokyo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mt. Takao
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Ueno ©
Ueno
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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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.
On the 21st (Mon), test the waters at a local thermal spa, admire the masterpieces at Hakone Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Choanji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Atami Sun Beach and then admire the masterpieces at Okada Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Tokyo in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Baths Beaches

Side Trip

Atami Sun Beach
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Hakone Museum of Art ©
Hakone Museum of Art
Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Lalique Museum Hakone
Okada Museum of Art ©
Okada Museum of Art

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nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
On the 23rd (Wed), indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then take in the natural beauty of Yubatake, then admire the sheer force of Osen Waterfall, and finally get lost in a book at Kusatsu Town Onsen Library. On your second day here, tee off at Tsumagoi Kogen Golf Course, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nunobiki Kannon, take in the dramatic scenery at Kaminaridaki Falls, then head outdoors with Shigakogen Plateau, and finally don't miss a visit to Japan's Highest National Highway Point.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kusatsu-machi day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Kusatsu-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Kusatsu-machi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ike no Taira Shitsugen, Shigakogen Plateau, Kaminaridaki Falls, Nunobiki Kannon, Tsumagoi Kogen Golf Course
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Shigakogen Plateau ©
Shigakogen Plateau
Kaminaridaki Falls ©
Kaminaridaki Falls

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