11 days in East Asia Itinerary

11 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Osaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Tottori
— 1 night
Drive
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Yonago
— 1 day
Drive
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Kurashiki
— 1 night
Drive
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Matsuyama
— 1 night
Drive
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Shimanto
— 1 night
Drive
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Kochi
— 1 night
Drive
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Minamiawaji
— 1 night
Drive
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Kobe
— 1 day
Drive
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Osaka
— 3 nights

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Osaka

— 1 night
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.
To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka online tour builder.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll set off for Tottori on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Tottori

— 1 night
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kannonin, don't miss a visit to Tottori Castle Ruins, examine the collection at Watanabe Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Tottori Karo Kanikkokan, and finally stroll through Hakuto Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tottori tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Osaka to Tottori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tottori: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Yonago.

Things to do in Tottori

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Yonago

— 1 day
Yonago is a city located in northwestern Tottori Prefecture, Japan, facing the Sea of Japan, and adjacent to Shimane. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Yonego City Children's Culture Center Planetarium, take in the waterfront at Yodoe Fishing Harbor, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Tsubokane, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tottori Hanakairo-Flower Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yonago planner.

Drive from Tottori to Yonago in 1.5 hours. July in Yonago sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Yonago

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature

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Kurashiki

— 1 night
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kurashiki trip planner.

You can drive from Yonago to Kurashiki in 2.5 hours. July in Kurashiki sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matsuyama

— 1 night
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Taisanji Temple, then step off the mainland to explore Hojo Kashima, and then step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Matsuyama online trip builder.

Getting from Kurashiki to Matsuyama by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Matsuyama can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Shimanto.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Shimanto

— 1 night
On the 6th (Fri), take in the views from Submersible Bridge of Sada, take in the views from Misato Chinka Bridge, then snap pictures at Takase Submersible Bridge, then step into the grandiose world of Nakamura Castle Ruins, and finally take in the views from Hage Chinka Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Shimanto road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Shimanto takes 3 hours. July in Shimanto sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kochi.

Things to do in Shimanto

Historic Sites
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Kochi

— 1 night
The port city of Kochi has a rich and varied history that has left its mark on the look and feel of the urban area.
To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kochi road trip planning app.

You can drive from Shimanto to Kochi in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 7th (Sat), you're off to Minamiawaji.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Minamiawaji

— 1 night
To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Minamiawaji trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kochi to Minamiawaji by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Kobe.

Things to do in Minamiawaji

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Kobe

— 1 day
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 8th (Sun): get a taste of life in the country at Rokkosan Farm, let little ones run wild at Suma Rikyu Park, and then have fun and explore at Kobe Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kobe holiday tool.

Getting from Minamiawaji to Kobe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Osaka

— 3 nights
On the 9th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba), don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kobe to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kobe in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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