16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
1
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Izu
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Yokohama
— 3 nights
train + bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
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.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the activities along Motosuko Lake, don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, then stroll around Oishi Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi, and finally see the interesting displays at Kawaguchiko Zero Fighter Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Fujikawaguchiko-machi is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, expect Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Izu.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kawaguchiko Zero Fighter Museum
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba ©
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba
Motosuko Lake ©
Motosuko Lake

2
nights
Izu

Izu ©
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shuzen-ji Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Chikurinnokomichi, then admire the sheer force of Joren Waterfall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls, contemplate the long history of Toi Kinzan, then head outdoors with Nishiizu Skyline, and finally walk around Shuzenji Nijino Sato.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Izu travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Izu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in March, things will get a bit warmer in Izu: highs are around 15°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Izu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls
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Joren Waterfall ©
Joren Waterfall
Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba ©
Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba
Chikurinnokomichi ©
Chikurinnokomichi

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Fujiko F Fujio Museum (in Kawasaki), Sanrio Puroland (in Tama) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Odaiba, get in on the family fun at Gundam Front Tokyo, have some family-friendly fun at Mega Web, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Izu to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Izu in March, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sanrio Puroland, Fujiko F Fujio Museum, Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

3
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Verny Park. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nokogiri Mountain Nihon Temple, then admire all the interesting features of Mother Farm, and finally make a trip to Torozakadaishi Kiridoshi Tunnel.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yokohama trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Yokohama can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll set off for Hakone-machi on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Yokohama

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Yokosuka, Futtsu, Kyonan-machi, Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park
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Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park ©
Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park
Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai ©
Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai
Memorial Warships Mikasa ©
Memorial Warships Mikasa

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): trek along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Atami Plum Garden, then cruise along Anest Iwata Turnpike Hakone, then admire the masterpieces at Narukawa Art Museum, and finally stroll around Onshi Hakone Park.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hakone-machi online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Yokohama to Hakone-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Yokohama in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Anest Iwata Turnpike Hakone, Atami Plum Garden, Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach)
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Narukawa Art Museum ©
Narukawa Art Museum
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©

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