11 days in East Asia Itinerary

11 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel planner

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Train to Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nikko
— 2 nights
Train to Kita-Senju Station, Fly to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 1 night
Train
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly to Warsaw Chopin, Train to Lodz

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Tokyo

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal (in Yokohama), Zenpuku-ji Temple (in Hamura) and Kamakura (Kamakura Museum of National Treasures & Kōtoku-in). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, admire the natural beauty at Seijo 5 Chome Inomata Garden, make a trip to Fukuoka Dam, and get curious at Kawasaki Robostage.

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Lodz, Poland to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Lodz to Tokyo. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lodz in October, with highs in Tokyo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Nikko

— 2 nights
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): walk around Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nikko National Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taiyuimbyo Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Senjugahama, then admire the sheer force of Taiko Oroshi Falls, then snap pictures at Kurenai Bridge, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Konoha Fossils Museum.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nikko trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in October: highs in Nikko hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 1 night
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 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, admire the striking features of Ryukoku University Omiya Campus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryogin-an Temple, then browse for treasures at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yasaka Shrine.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Kyoto visit planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Nikko to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Nikko in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Osaka

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the activities along Saho River, then see the interesting displays at The World Money Box Museum, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mayasan Tenjoji Temple, see the interesting displays at Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Jokainyudo Taira no Kiyomori Statue, then examine the collection at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zentsu-ji Temple.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka journey maker website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Tours · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips