18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boracay
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  12 h
1
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Mito
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Nikko
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Hachijo-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Mitaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Odawara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
End: Boracay

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakone Museum of Art, Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, Little Prince Museum, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), take in panoramic vistas at Tenkakudai, and get great views at Hakone Ropeway.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip site.

Boracay, Philippines to Hakone-machi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Boracay in October, plan for much colder days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 19°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 17°C. You will leave for Mito on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Gotemba Premium Outlets
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway

1
night
Mito

Mito ©
Quaint and historic, Mito serves as the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, once a castle town and stronghold for the Edo-period Mito clan.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition as well as Tsukuba Space Center. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Hitachi Seaside Park, get curious at Tsukuba Space Center, and then get into the festive atmosphere at Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mito trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Mito takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in October, expect nights in Mito to be a bit cooler, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Mito

Parks Fun & Games Events

Side Trips

Hitachi Seaside Park, Tsukuba Space Center, Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition
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Hitachi Seaside Park ©
Hitachi Seaside Park
Tsukuba Space Center ©
Tsukuba Space Center

1
night
Nikko

Nikko ©
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.
On the 25th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, take in the dramatic scenery at Kegon Falls, thensnap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge, thensteep yourself in history at Nikko Futarasan jinja, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taiyuimbyo Shrine.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nikko holiday planning app.

You can drive from Mito to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nikko when traveling from Mito in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hachijo-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Chuzenji ©
Lake Chuzenji
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park ©

3
nights
Hachijo-machi

Hachijo-machi ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, admire the sheer force of Uramiga Falls, explore the striking landscape at Nambara Senjojiki, wander the wide-open spaces of Hachijo Fuji Fureai Bokujo, thenget outside with Sokodo Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Osaka Tunnel Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hachijo Island Geothermal Energy Museum, kick back and relax at Occhogahama, thentake in the awesome beauty at Hachijo Fuji, thenget engrossed in the history at Hachijo Island Museum of History and Folklore, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Hachijo Botanical Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Hachijo-machi trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Nikko to Hachijo-machi with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Mitaka.

Things to do in Hachijo-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Nambara Senjojiki ©
Nambara Senjojiki
Hachijo Fuji ©
Hachijo Fuji
Thermal Spas

2
nights
Mitaka

Mitaka ©
Mitaka is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 189,168 and a population density of 11,520 persons per km². Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mitaka: Susukino (in Sapporo), Mt. Takao (in Hachioji) and Tama Zoological Park (in Hino). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, try to win big at Tokyo Horse Racetrack, and visit Kichijoji.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mitaka journey maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hachijo-machi to Mitaka. In October, daily temperatures in Mitaka can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Odawara.

Things to do in Mitaka

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Fuchu, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Susukino, Jindai-ji Temple, Kichijoji
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Highlights from your plan
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Susukino ©
Susukino

3
nights
Odawara

Odawara ©
Flanked on two sides by the Hakone Mountains, Odawara serves as a popular base for visits to the nearby Hakone hot springs, although the city boasts its own hot spring, as well as a scenic coastal area known for its clear, unspoiled waters.
You've now added Odawara Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Odawara Castle, get a new perspective on nature at Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at Suzuhiro Kamaboko Museum, thentake a memorable drive along Anest Iwata Turnpike Hakone, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historic Park. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Hotokuninomiya Shrine, contemplate the long history of Oyama Afuri Shrine, and then take some stellar pictures from Mt. Oyama.

You can plan Odawara trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Mitaka to Odawara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mitaka in October: highs in Odawara hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Odawara

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Samukawa Shrine, Oyama Afuri Shrine, Mt. Oyama
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Odawara Castle ©
Odawara Castle
Mt. Oyama ©
Mt. Oyama
Oyama Afuri Shrine ©
Oyama Afuri Shrine

3
nights
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.
World Heritage Network has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Fujinomiya (Kengamine & Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, and examine the collection at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Odawara to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Fujikawaguchiko-machi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for home on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Fujinomiya, Mount Fuji
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum ©
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

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