15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Kobe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Tokyo

— 1 night
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.
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Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Toronto in June, with lows around 22°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Kyoto

— 5 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Kobe

— 2 nights
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 11th (Sun): make a trip to Nunohiki River Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), then admire the natural beauty at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, then deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, and finally make a trip to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street. On the next day, examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, stroll around Meriken Park, visit Kobe Harborland, then take in panoramic vistas at Kobe Port Tower, then wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck).

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kobe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for little chillier days in Kobe, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Osaka

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle.

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Getting from Kobe to Osaka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip