9 days in Tokyo, Hakone-machi & Kyoto Itinerary

9 days in Tokyo, Hakone-machi & Kyoto Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
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Kyoto
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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.
You've added Gaijin Tours, SAMURAI Sengoku Photo Studio Samurai, Samurai Armor Photo Studio, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukagawa Edo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and make a trip to Shibuya Crossing.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:
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Gaijin Tours ©
Gaijin Tours
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for gifts at Owakudani Kurotamago Kan, then make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally get great views at Hakone Ropeway.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in October, plan for little chillier days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Traveling from Hakone-machi in October, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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