11 days in East Asia Itinerary

11 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kobe
— 1 night
Train
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Osaka

— 3 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple, Mt. Koya, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, shop like a local with Dotombori District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hōzen-ji Temple, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

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Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kobe

— 1 night
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, then take a stroll through Kobe Harborland, and then shop like a local with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown). On your second day here, kick back and relax at Suma Beach, don't miss a visit to Nunohiki River Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), then take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, and finally get all the information you need at Awaji Highway Oasis.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kobe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kobe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Osaka, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kobe, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Kyoto

— 2 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then wander the streets of Gion. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then stop by Hayakawa Hamonoten, and finally steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kobe to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Kobe in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Tokyo

— 4 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Akihabara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping