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Tokyo to Kamakura: Exploring Japan’s Historic Gems

Experience the contrast of Japan's bustling capital Tokyo and the tranquillity of historic Kamakura.

Experience the contrast of Japan's bustling capital Tokyo and the tranquillity of historic Kamakura.

Departure
Departure
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3

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2

Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens. In Roppongi's popular MORI Building, the city's past, present and future are explored at the MORI Art Museum and through interactive exhibits.

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2

Nights

1

Kamakura is a historic city located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It's known for its ancient Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and iconic 'Great Buddha' bronze statue. Once the political center of medieval Japan, Kamakura combines rich heritage with stunning natural beauty, including sandy beaches and the lush Kamakura Alps.

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2

Nights

1

Hakone is a popular hot spring resort town in the Kanagawa Prefecture, famous for its beautiful natural landscapes, onsens, and views of Mount Fuji.

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2

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1

Arrival
Arrival
Suggested Locations

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Washington

Day 1

Air Drive

9,773 km

Tokyo

Day 1

9:00 AM

10:34 PM

14h 34m

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Tokyo

Day 3

Air Drive

48 km

Kamakura

Day 3

9:00 AM

10:10 AM

1h 10m

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Kamakura

Day 4

Air Drive

56 km

Hakone

Day 4

9:00 AM

10:22 AM

1h 22m

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Hakone

Day 5

Air Drive

9,853 km

Washington

Day 5

9:00 AM

10:41 PM

14h 41m

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Travel Tips

Sure! Here are some travel tips for your trip to Tokyo, Kamakura, and Hakone.

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit these cities in Japan would be either in the spring (March to May) when cherry blossoms are in bloom or in the autumn (September to November) when leaves are changing color.

Route and Accessibility:
Tokyo has an efficient public transportation system. From Tokyo, you can reach Kamakura and Hakone by train. The JR Yokosuka Line gets you from Tokyo to Kamakura in roughly an hour. The Romancecar, operated by Odakyu Railways, is available from Tokyo to Hakone.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Most of these places are at sea level, so altitude sickness is not a concern. However, in Hakone, if you visit the Owakudani Volcano situated at a higher elevation, take it slow to adjust to the change.

Accommodation and Booking:
Book your accommodations well in advance. A wide range of options from traditional Ryokans, hotels to hostels are available.

Clothing and Essentials:
Pack according to the season. Light clothing for the summer, while winter requires heavy winter wear. Always carry a good pair of walking shoes and an umbrella.

Health and Safety:
Japan is quite safe. Still, basic precautions like not flashing valuables, and maintaining decorum in public places should be taken. If you have any food allergies, inform restaurants beforehand because many Japanese dishes contain seafood.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Respect local customs and rules. For instance, do not tip at restaurants and remember to remove your shoes before entering someone's home or a traditional ryokan. Also, it is polite to bow while greeting. Be aware that there are some shrines and temples in Kamakura where taking photos may be prohibited.