Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 19 Day Sri Lanka Itinerary - Advice Needed!
  2. 2 Te Best Luxury Ryokans in Japan
  3. 3 2 Week Honeymoon in Singapore and Indonesia
  4. 4 Trip Report A 6-week waking dream in North and South India.
  5. 5 4.5 days in Singapore
  6. 6 options on 2 potential itineraries
  7. 7 5 day rain-free trip in India
  8. 8 Ryokan in Hakone - best location?
  9. 9 Hakone question
  10. 10 Trip Report "Ishaani" and "Ranvir" return from 2 weeks in Uzbekistan
  11. 11 Booking hotels for Japan in April 2017
  12. 12 India 1st Time Itinerary Revised - HELP!
  13. 13 Advise on visting Hokkaido to photograph cranes
  14. 14 Question about travel to Mae Sot
  15. 15 Oh dear. Japan's 7-11 cash machines have just been robbed.
  16. 16 David's First Draft Itinerary for Sakura 2017
  17. 17 Japan tickets purchased a itinerary help needed
  18. 18 Phillipines with two young children in December
  19. 19 Struggling with SE Asia Itinerary for November
  20. 20 Hong Kong or Toyko
  21. 21 Hong Kong early June
  22. 22 India Mother-Son 1st Time HELP
  23. 23 Transportation from Narita airport to the Marriott
  24. 24 Penang and Langkawi
  25. 25 Tokyo hotels
View next 25 » Back to the top

Nikko and Hakone details

Jump to last reply

I've been spending so much time planning a Spring trip that I've been neglecting the one that's right around the corner.

My buddy and I will be heading to Tokyo for nine nights at the end of November. It will be the first trip for both of us. Our preference is to stay in the Kantō region, and minimize travel times. I'm looking for advice on how best to fit in both Hakone and Nikko without rushing around too much.

4 nights: Sawanoya Ryokan, Shitamachi, Tokyo (reservations set)
overnight: Hakone
2 nights: Shinjuku ni-chōme, Tokyo
overnight: Nikko
overnight: Tokyo again, or Narita

This gives us the weekend in Shinjuku, where we have a friend who can show us around. The drawback to this plan is that it involves four moves in nine days, which seems excessive.

The alternatives we are looking at are to either 1) reduce Nikko to a day trip, or 2 ) to go from Hakone > Nikko (3 hours) > Tokyo, like this:

overnight: Hakone
2 nights: Nikko
overnight: Shinjuku ni-chōme, Tokyo

We will miss the weekend in Shinjuku ni-chōme, though I don't know how important that is.

Any and all advice is appreciated!

9 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement