10 days in Hakuba-mura & Tokyo Itinerary

10 days in Hakuba-mura & Tokyo Itinerary

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10 days in Hakuba-mura & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Hakuba-mura
— 3 nights
bus + train:  3​h 30​min
2
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Matsumoto Castle and Zenko-ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort and Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort. Take a break from Hakuba-mura with a short trip to Kaichi Gakko Primary School in Matsumoto, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Hakuba, snap pictures at Hakuba Ohashi Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire all the interesting features of Happo-one Nature Study Course.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hakuba-mura online road trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hakuba-mura is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March: high temperatures in Hakuba-mura hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Matsumoto, Zenko-ji Temple, Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
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Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ginza and Harajuku Takeshita-dori. Do your shopping at Asakusa and Kimono Me. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Akihabara, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Hakuba-mura to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hakuba-mura in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Ginza ©
Ginza

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