Tokyo Itinerary 4 Day – Mt Fuji & Kyoto
Tokyo Itinerary 4 Day – includes highlights of Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto and Nikko. This four day Tokyo itinerary includes some of greatest temples and shrines in Japan along with the iconic Mount Fuji.
This Tokyo Itinerary 4 Day is ideal for those who are interested in the historic and traditional Japan, but only have a limited time to see Japan. This itinerary features many famous temples and shrines along with Mt Fuji. With this Tokyo itinerary all your accommodation is in Tokyo, from there the itinerary is based on four separate organized day tours. It would not be possible to see all of these destinations by public transport in the same limited time. Being separate day tours means you can chose which order you wish to take them or take an alternative day tour.
During your time in Tokyo, we recommend staying in Shinjuku as it offers the greatest range of hotels and is centrally located. Booking your hotel via the Go Japan Go web site ensures you are guarantee the lowest rates on Tokyo Hotels. Staying in Shinjuku also allows you to go and explore the bright neon lit area after the day tours. You find place to eat from a broad range of establishments from the budget conscious to some of the best Tokyo has to offer.
Day 1 – Mt Fuji and Hakone
The first day of this 4 Day Tokyo Itinerary is the Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo (see linked page for more details). Weather permitting, there will be many chances to see Mt Fuji on the drive to the mountain and from some of the locations that you will stop along the way. During this time you will have a chance to see Mt Fuji from different angles and with different cloud formations in the scene. The tour includes the following:
- Tokyo city views from coach
- Mt Fuji views from coach
- Mt Fuji Visitor Center including observation deck
- Mount Fuji 5th Station (Kawaguchiko)
- Lake Ashi short cruise
- Mt Komagatake Ropeway ride to observatory
- Shinkansen (bullet train) ride back to Tokyo Station
Day 2 – Kyoto
The second day of this 4 Day Tokyo Itinerary is to the beautiful and historic former capital of Japan, Kyoto. Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo, which includes a UNESCO World Heritage Site (see linked page for more details). The tour includes the following:
Day 3 – Tokyo
The third day of this 4 Day Tokyo Itinerary is the Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour – Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise (see linked page for more details), which includes the following:
- Meiji Jingu Shrine
- National Diet (Japanese Parliament House) – Drive past
- Imperial Palace East Garden – includes parts of Edo Castle
- Nakamise Shopping Street
- Sensoji Temple (also known as Asakusa Temple)
- Ginza shopping district – drive through
- Lunch looking over Hamarikyu Garden
- Tokyo Bay cruise
- Return to Tokyo Station
Day 4 – Nikko
The fourth day of this 4 Day Tokyo Itinerary is the Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo (see linked page for more details). The UNESCO World Heritage listed Toshogu Shrine is a large complex which contains the famous carvings of the three wise monkeys who hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. The tour includes the following:
- Toshogu Shrine (World Heritage Site)
- Lake Chuzenji
- Kegon Waterfall
- Return to Shinjuku or Ginza Station
From Ginza Station or Shinjuku Station, assuming you aren’t staying in Shinjuku, you can go out on your own and explore these amazing areas. Ginza with its streets lined with the who’s who of international fashion brands along with cream of the Japanese fashion brands. While the stores are unlikely to still be open, they still present an impressive view including some areas with neon signage.