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Use these maps for JR Lines and subways in Tokyo. http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/info/map_a4... http://www.jrpass.com/images/map/map_... And this map for walking in Tokyo. http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rt...
Take Narita Express to Tokyo. Rest.
Leave Tokyo in the morning by Shinkansen to Kyoto. Go to the hotel by taxi, leave your luggage. From Kyoto station, take JR Nara Line to Tofukuji and transfer to Keihan Railway to Schichijo(7th Street) and walk(5 min) to Sanjusangendo, the artistic highlight of Kyoto. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUse... Alternatively, from central Kyoto, take Keihan Line from Sanjo(3rd Street) or Gion-Shijo(4th Street) to Schichijo or take a cab (to save time) to Sanjusangendo. Then, take a cab from Sanjusangendo to Kiyomizu-dera(Temple), walk the preserved areas of Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka slopes (this way is downhill), see Yasaka Pagoda and Ishibe Alley, visit Kodaiji Temple and its nice garden. Go to Heian Shrine and then to Gion.
Go to Nijo Jo Mae (Castle front) by subway Tozal Line to visit Nijo Castle. Then, take a cab (to save your time) to Kinkakuji (Golden Pavillion)*. Then, take a cab again to Ninnaji Temple, and see this gorgeous temple for a while, then walk to Omuro-Ninnaji station and take the tram-like Keifuku line (so-called Randen) to Arashiyama terminal. Visit Tenryuji Temple to see its famous garden, exit from its north back exit and go leftward to the Bamboo Grove. Visit Togetsukyo bridge, and if you have time Iwatayama Monkey Park.
Take JR Nara Line from Kyoto to Nara, visit Todaiji Temple. In the afternoon, take JR Nara line to come back to Kyoto and get off at JR Inari station and visit Fushmi Inari.
From Kyoto, take Shinkansen Hikari. To go to Hakone, get off at Odawara and buy Hakone Free Pass and take Hakone Tozan(Climbing) Railway to Gora. Then, transfer to a bus to Togendai to see Mt. Fuji. Stay at a Ryokan in Hakone. To go to Kawaguchi-Ko (Lake), get off the Shinkansen Hikari at Mishima and take a Limo to Kawaguchi-ko. Stay at a Ryokan in Kawaguchi-ko.
From Hakone, take a Pirate ship cruise of Lake Ashi to Moto Hakone town and then take a bus to Odawara, and come back to Shinjuku by Odakyu Romance Car train. From Kawaguchi-ko, take a Limo to Shinjuku or alternatively take Fujikyu Railway to Otsuki and transfer to JR Chuo Line Limited Express Kaiji to Shinjuku of Tokyo.