19 days in Hakuba-mura & Tokyo Itinerary

19 days in Hakuba-mura & Tokyo Itinerary

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19 days in Hakuba-mura & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Hakuba-mura
— 6 nights
bus + train:  3​h 30​min
2
Tokyo
— 11 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Visiting Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Hakuba will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Hakuba Snow Sports School and Hakuba Jump Arena will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakuba-mura: Zenko-ji Temple (in Nagano), Onsen Resorts (in Kusatsu-machi) and Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort (in Nozawaonsen-mura). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, admire the masterpieces at Hakuba Art Museum, experience rural life at Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort, and take in the views from Hakuba Ohashi Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hakuba-mura online route maker .

Sydney, Australia to Hakuba-mura is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Hakuba-mura reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zenko-ji Temple, Onsen Resorts, Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort

11
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.
Bring the kids along to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Take a break from the city and head to Ueno Zoo and The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa), Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo (in Yokohama) and Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Sakae). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Odaiba, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and train from Hakuba-mura to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakuba-mura in December: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Yokohama, Kamiyatsuno Okusuu, The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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