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hakone to nikko to tokyo and itinerary

Hakone to Nikko to Tokyo and Itinerary

Hello

We are going to be in Japan for 16 nights in Mar. We have started our itenerary and plan on getting a JR Rail pass. We love the outdoors and prefer the countryside to the city. This is the itenerary so far... one q is how to get from Hakone to Nikko.

March 4th (Friday): Arrive Osaka and take train to Kyoto (overnight 4 night Kyoto)
Transport:
- Train Osaka Airport to Kyoto – Purchase on arrival one way pass for foreigners (one way 3030 yen, includes transport rom airport to Kyoto and local transport card with 2000 yen (https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/travel-information/pass/icoca-haruka/) - Tram to accommodation using local card

March 5th (Sat): Kyoto (overnight)
Kyoto City
• Fushimi Inari Shrine
• Kinkakuji Golden Pavillion
• KIYOMIZU-DERA TEMPLE -
• PONTOCHO ALLEY

March 6th (Sun): Kyoto (Overnight)
Events: Kyoto City

March 7th (Mon): Kyoto (Overnight) JR Card commences

Events: Kyoto Area /Kainsai
● Nara:
● Kumano Kudo/ Mount Koya (Koyasan) –
● Hemeji - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3500.htmlhttp://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3500.html

March 8th (Tue) to March 13 (SUN): TBC

Central Honshu Area (between Kainsai area which include Kyoto and Tokyo )
● Nagamo Ken Mountains - http://www.japan-guide.com/list/e1216.html and http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6025.html ● Chubu Region http://www.japan-guide.com/list/e1104.html ● Kiso Ji - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6075.html ● Takayama - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5900.html

● Kurizawa ( think there is a hike) yari go take cable car to roof of Japan they call it
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6030.html ● Yudanaka Onsen - monkeyshttp://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6024.html

March 9th (Wed):

March 10th (Thur):

March 11th (Fri):

March 12th (Sat):

March 13th (Sun):

March 14th (Mon): Hakone (Overnight)

March 15th (Tue): Hakone (Overnight)
● Hakone – hike in area and hotspings

March 16th (Wed):Nikko
● Kegon Falls
● Toshu-gu http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3801.htmlhttp://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3801.html ● Lake Chuzenji

March 17th (Thur): Tokyo (3 nights?) Asakusa Area
Depart Nikko and make way to Tokyo for afternoon

March 18th (Fri): Tokyo Overnight
Tokyo City

March 19th (Sat): Tokyo Overnight
Tokyo City

March 20th (Sun): Tokyo City / Fly Home PM
Last Day – enjoy city and fly home late in evening

Tentative:
Hiroshima would be a side trip - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2160.html ● Miyajima with a side trip from Kyoto http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3401.html

Any help would be great. Based on reading information and q previsouly I know the card I need to get from the Osaka ariport to Tokyo for the few days the pass is not valid. And then we would activate the JR Rail pass for 14 days to get us to the Airport on our last day in Tokyo.

Thank you HEidi

vagabond
vagabond

Hello there,

I see that you are well on your way planning a very nice itinerary.

Here is the route for Hakone (Odawara station) - Nikko.

I see you have could of days open March 9th - March 13th. Do you already have plans there?

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hello Daniel

Thanks... I do appreciate it... i have being doing a lot of reading on this forum and the japan-guide. I love travel and the planning is part of the fun. One Q:

  1. Do you recommend 2 nights in Hakone and 2 in Nikko if we want to enjoy the area and do some walking/hiking?

As for the the 8th to 13th might consist of these locations assuming we can easily make our way from kyoto to nira on JR pail pass ect... any suggestions would be great. I will inquire again once I have that sorted.

Central Honshu Area (between Kainsai area which include Kyoto and Tokyo ):
● Nagamo Ken Mountains - http://www.japan-guide.com/list/e1216.html and http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6025.html ● Chubu Region http://www.japan-guide.com/list/e1104.html ● Kiso Ji - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6075.html ● Takayama - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5900.html ● Kurizawa ( think there is a hike) yari go take cable car to roof of Japan they call it
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6030.html ● Yudanaka Onsen - monkeyshttp://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6024.html

We try not to cover too much as really like to enjoy the area.

Thank you again :)
Heidi

vagabond
vagabond

Hi again!

Generally I advise 1 night in Nikko, though there is a lot of beautiful nature in the area to explore. So 2 nights is fine if you plan on doing some hiking. Hakone is also good for 2 nights.

The part in Nagano also looks good!

Enjoy!
Daniel

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