15 days in Tokyo & Hakuba-mura Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo & Hakuba-mura Itinerary

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15 days in Tokyo & Hakuba-mura Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  13 h
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train + Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Hakuba-mura
— 6 nights
Bus + Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Brisbane

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Asakusa Samurai Kart MariCAR as well as Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou. On the 3rd (Sun), get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou and then push the limits with Asakusa Samurai Kart MariCAR.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip maker site .

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in January, expect Tokyo to be much colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Asakusa Samurai Kart ©
Asakusa Samurai Kart

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zenko-ji Temple (in Nagano), Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort (in Nozawaonsen-mura) and Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park (in Yamanouchi-machi). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, stroll through Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and take a stroll through Hakuba.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hakuba-mura trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakuba-mura takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in January; daily highs in Hakuba-mura reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Zenko-ji Temple, Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
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Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) (in Hakone-machi), Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). See even more of Tokyo: get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Imperial Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Hakuba-mura to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakuba-mura in January: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Lake Kawaguchi, Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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