16 days in East Asia Itinerary

16 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Osaka
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Kyoto
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Osaka
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Nagoya
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Hakone-machi
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Tokyo
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Osaka
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Tokyo
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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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip tool.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Tokyo is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Christchurch in March, with highs in Tokyo at 17°C and lows at 7°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Osaka

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Osaka Free Walking Tour, Pokemon Center Osaka and Osaka Castle Park. On the 6th (Fri), walk around Osaka Castle Park and then take a stroll through Dotombori District. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, look for gifts at Pokemon Center Osaka, and then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Osaka Free Walking Tour.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks

Kyoto

— 1 day
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto Free Walking Tour, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): deepen your understanding of the past and present with Kyoto Free Walking Tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Okazaki Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyoto itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Tours

Osaka

— 1 night
Nara Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Osaka

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Nagoya

— 2 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Sakae.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Nagoya route builder website.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Nagoya sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Nagoya

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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 11th (Wed): make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Hakone-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. Traveling from Nagoya in March, you will find days in Hakone-machi are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums

Tokyo

— 4 nights
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 40 minutes away. Enjoy Tokyo some more: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka

— 1 day
You've now added Universal Studios Japan to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Osaka day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Tokyo

— 3 nights
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama--about 38 minutes away. See some other sides of Tokyo: stroll around Ueno Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip