9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— Few hours
train + bus:  2​h
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Matsumoto
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Nikko
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Singapore

few
hours
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.
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Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Tokyo reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. You'll set off for Hakone-machi on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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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.
You've added Oshino Hakkai, Lake Yamanaka, Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, get all the information you need at Hakone Gora Tourism Information Center, Gora Station, take in the awesome beauty at Sounzan, take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, then don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, and finally get answers to all your questions at Togendai Station General Information Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip 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. Traveling from Tokyo in November, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Shopping Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Yamanaka, Oshino Hakkai, Gotemba Premium Outlets
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Gotemba Premium Outlets ©
Gotemba Premium Outlets
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arakurayama Sengen Park as well as Lake Kawaguchi. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, then stroll around Arakurayama Sengen Park, then admire the masterpieces at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Fuji Subaru Line Osawa Carpark View Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi vacation builder website .

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Fuji Subaru Line Osawa Carpark View Point, Arakurayama Sengen Park
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
Arakurayama Sengen Park ©
Arakurayama Sengen Park

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day
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
On the 14th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Daio Wasabi Farm, then snap pictures at Kappa Bashi, and then explore the activities along Taisho Pond.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Matsumoto online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Matsumoto. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Daio Wasabi Farm
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Taisho Pond ©
Taisho Pond
Kappa Bashi ©
Kappa Bashi
Daio Wasabi Farm ©
Daio Wasabi Farm

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nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Chuzenji, take in the dramatic scenery at Kegon Falls, snap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, and finally steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nikko trip planner .

Drive from Matsumoto to Nikko in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Matsumoto in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Nikko. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Lake Chuzenji ©
Lake Chuzenji
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu

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nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Takeshita Street as well as Ninja Food Tours. Keep things going the next day: join in the after-dark buzz at Ninja Food Tours, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, and then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planning site .

You can take a train from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nikko in November, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. On the 18th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Nightlife Neighborhoods
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Ninja Food Tours ©
Ninja Food Tours

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