15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
— 1 night
Train
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Fuji
— 1 night
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kamakura
— 1 night
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Train to Yokohama, Subway to Shin-Yokohama, Train to Nagoya
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Nagoya
— 1 night
Drive
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Nachikatsura-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Shirahama-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Yura-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Koya-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Nara
— 1 night
Drive
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Osaka
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Tokiwakimon Samurai Museum and then examine the collection at Samurai Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo journey builder site.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fuji

— 1 night
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by Tago no Tsuki Honten.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fuji attractions planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Fuji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in June: highs in Fuji hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Fuji

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Hakone-machi

— 1 night
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, browse the exhibits of Pola Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, and finally contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi day trip website.

You can drive from Fuji to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Fuji in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kamakura.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Nature · Shopping · Parks

Kamakura

— 1 night

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 14th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Kōtoku-in, then steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kamakura using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Kamakura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Kamakura, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, then examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, and finally engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagoya online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Kamakura to Nagoya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Nagoya, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Nachikatsura-cho

— 1 night
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirou Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, and finally make a trip to Daimonzaka.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nachikatsura-cho tour planning website.

Drive from Nagoya to Nachikatsura-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Nachikatsura-cho can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Shirahama-cho.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Shirahama-cho

— 1 night
A popular resort town with many hot springs and long, man-made white sand beaches, Shirahama-cho draws scores of tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): walk around Shinjo Park and then get outside with Shirarahama Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Shirahama-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Shirahama-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Shirahama-cho sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Yura-cho.

Things to do in Shirahama-cho

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yura-cho

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kokokuji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dojoji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rensen-ji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Kyosen-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasaneyama Kannon, and finally don't miss a visit to Ena Hachiman Shrine.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yura-cho visit site.

You can drive from Shirahama-cho to Yura-cho in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Yura-cho can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Yura-cho

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Koya-cho

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Koyasan Danjo Garan, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, then examine the collection at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koyasan Okunoin.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Koya-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yura-cho to Koya-cho takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Koya-cho are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Nara

— 1 night

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nara trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Koya-cho to Nara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and then wander the streets of Dotombori District.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner.

You can drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in June, plan for little chillier nights in Osaka, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Kyoto

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Yasaka Shrine, then wander the streets of Gion, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online journey planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Wakayama Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Aquariums · Historic Sites
Wakayama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Wakayama.HistoryPresent-day Wakayama is mostly the western part of the province of Kii.1953 flood disasterOn July 17–18, 1953, a torrential heavy rain occurred, followed by collapse of levees, river flooding and landslides in a wide area. Many bridges and houses were destroyed. According to an officially confirmed Japanese Government report, 1,015 people died, with 5,709 injured and 7,115 houses lost.GeographyCitiesNine cities are in Wakayama Prefecture:AridaGobōHashimoto IwadeKainanKinokawa ShingūTanabeWakayama (capital)Towns and villagesThese are the towns and villages in each district:

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