8 days in Hakone-machi, Saitama & Tokyo Itinerary

8 days in Hakone-machi, Saitama & Tokyo Itinerary

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8 days in Hakone-machi, Saitama & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Saitama
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and then don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Daihakone Country Club, then hike along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and finally take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi online travel planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakone-machi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Hakone-machi hover around 13°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saitama.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Outdoors Golf Parks
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Daihakone Country Club ©
Daihakone Country Club
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

1
night
Saitama

Saitama ©
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Japan Mint Saitama Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hikawa Shrine, then get to know the resident critters at Risu no Ie, then walk around Shimin no Mori, and finally stroll around Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saitama trip planner .

Getting from Hakone-machi to Saitama by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in November, expect nights in Saitama to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Saitama

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park ©
Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park
Hikawa Shrine ©
Hikawa Shrine
Japan Mint Saitama Museum ©
Japan Mint Saitama Museum

4
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

Tokyo is very close to Saitama. November in Tokyo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©

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