15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kobe
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
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Fukuoka

— 2 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple, contemplate the long history of Nanzoin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyajidake Shrine, and finally get engrossed in the history at Munakata Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, browse the different shops at JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata, then stroll through Yoshinogari Historical Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka tour builder tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuoka is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Fukuoka. Traveling from Singapore in May, things will get little chillier in Fukuoka: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kobe.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll around Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izanagi Shrine, then take a stroll through Kobe Harborland, then see the interesting displays at Kawasaki Good Times World, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at Arima Onsen. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at UCC Coffee Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Maya, then take in the exciting artwork at Tor Gallery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rokko.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Kobe trip app.

Traveling by flight from Fukuoka to Kobe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Fukuoka, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kobe, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kasuga Grand Shrine and Hase-dera Temple. Museum-lovers will get to explore Nara National Museum and Koyasan Reihokan Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more), Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho) and Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muroji Temple and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka travel planner.

Getting from Kobe to Osaka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kobe in May, expect nights in Osaka to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kinkaku-ji and Tenryuji Temple. Nijo Castle and Eikando Zenrinji Temple will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Ninna-ji Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online itinerary builder.

Take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Nagoya

— 4 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Step off the beaten path and head to Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Hikone Castle. Get some cultural insight at Atsuta Jingu Shrine and Nakasendo Magome-juku. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Ise (Ise Grand Shrine, Sengukan, &more), Inuyama (Inuyama Castle & Little World) and Genkyuen Garden (in Hikone). It doesn't end there: trek along Nakasendo Tsumagojuku and see the interesting displays at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip builder tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagoya by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in May: highs in Nagoya hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips