12 days in East Asia Itinerary

12 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

Make it your trip
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Osaka
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 1 night
Train
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Fujinomiya
— 1 night
Drive
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Nikko
— 1 night
Drive
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fujiyoshida
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagoya
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take a stroll through Dotombori District, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto holiday maker website.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Fujinomiya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Fujinomiya

— 1 night
Sitting on the southwest slopes of Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya makes a popular starting point for climbing trips to the famous mountain's summit.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine and then take in the dramatic scenery at Shiraito Falls.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Fujinomiya trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Fujinomiya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in August, you will find days in Fujinomiya are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujinomiya

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and wander the streets of Odaiba District.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo itinerary website.

You can drive from Fujinomiya to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Fujinomiya in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Nikko

— 1 night
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, and then indulge your taste buds at Katayama Shuzo.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nikko road trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nikko in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nikko: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Tokyo

— 2 nights
For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planning tool.

Drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nikko in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Fujiyoshida

— 1 night
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
On the 25th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fujiyoshida trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujiyoshida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fujiyoshida, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Theme Parks

Nagoya

— 1 night
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nagoya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fujiyoshida to Nagoya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fujiyoshida in August: highs in Nagoya hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums