12 days in Tokyo, Yokohama & Hakone-machi Itinerary

12 days in Tokyo, Yokohama & Hakone-machi Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
Subway to Yurakucho, Train to Yokohama
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Yokohama
— 2 nights
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shimbashi
— 2 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Shanghai

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Tokyo

— 7 nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gojoten Shrine, Shimokitazawa, Futako Tamagawa Rise, and other attractions. National Museum of Western Art and National Museum of Nature and Science will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Asakusa Shrine and Senso-ji Temple. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see The Railway Museum in Saitama, approximately Saitama away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Shanghai, China to Tokyo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 6:

Yokohama

— 2 nights
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, HARA Model Railway Museum, Yokohama Cosmo World, and other attractions you added. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Yokohama Science Center, examine the collection at HARA Model Railway Museum, get curious at Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, then wander the streets of Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yokohama online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Tokyo to Yokohama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Yokohama

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

Hakone-machi

— 3 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Ropeway and Hakone Sightseeing Cruise. Family-friendly places like The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu will thrill your kids.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Yokohama to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Yokohama, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 2°C. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Shimbashi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

Shimbashi

— 2 nights
For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimbashi trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Shimbashi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Hakone-machi in February, you will find days in Shimbashi are a bit warmer (12°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). You'll set off for home on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Shimbashi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

Tokyo travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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. During a trip to Tokyo, visitors should seek out both the bustle--like the pulsing nightlife in Shinjuku or the world-famous multidirectional intersection in Shibuya--and the calm--like the soft pink cherry blossoms in Ueno and the quiet order of an urban teahouse. Among the most popular attractions in Tokyo are the medieval shrines and temples, the sprawling public parks replete with traditional landscaped gardens, and the soaring skyscrapers and radio towers whose observation decks look out over a dazzling city, day and night.