15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner
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Fly
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Nikko
— 1 night
Drive
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Train to Hamamatsucho, Tram to Tokyo Haneda, Fly to Portland

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Tokyo — 4 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.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning app.

Portland, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Portland to Tokyo. Traveling from Portland in November, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 62°F and lows about 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for Nikko.
Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Nikko — 1 night

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 13th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakushido.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nikko road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in November, you will find days in Nikko are a bit cooler (55°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get great views at Fujiyama Sushi-Making Tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine, and finally walk around Oishi Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hakone-machi.
Parks · Nature · Classes · Historic Sites
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Hakone-machi — 4 nights

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Hakone-machi is known for museums, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, contemplate the long history of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choanji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Hakone-machi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Hakone-machi, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Kanazawa.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Kanazawa — 3 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip maker app.

You can fly from Hakone-machi to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in November: highs in Kanazawa hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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