16 days in East Asia Itinerary

16 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Matsuyama
— 1 night
Ferry to Kure, Drive to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
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Himeji
— 1 day
Train
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Kyoto
— 1 night
Train
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 5 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hikosan Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoheiden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hiko, then don't miss a visit to Akizuki Castle Remains, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Atago Jinja Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shofuku-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hoshuan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jotenji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shosho-in, then admire the striking features of Hakoshima Residence, and finally stroll around Higashihirao Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka travel planning app.

London, UK to Fukuoka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Matsuyama

— 1 night
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Shirai Fall, stroll through Namekawakeikoku, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishiyama Koryuji Temple.

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Getting from Fukuoka to Matsuyama by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima road trip site.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Matsuyama to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Himeji

— 1 day
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Engyo-ji Temple Okunoin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Engyo-ji Temple Mitsunodo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagoyama Reien Busharito, and finally steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Himeji trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Himeji are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites

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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Koetsuji Temple.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kinomoto Jizoin Temple and Doganji Kannondo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jakkoin and Kinomotojuku. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Mino History Museum Former Imai Family Residence (in Mino), Seki (Takazawa Kannon & Sekizenkoji Temple - Sokyuji Temple) and Nagahama (Hokoku Shrine & Shakudoji Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oagata Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Sakura Avenue Lind with Ginkgo Tree, steep yourself in history at Inu Shrine, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nunoike Catholic Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya online trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagoya by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Nagoya, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kamakura Hiking Trails and Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center and Kyu Iwasakitei Teien. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Morito Beach (in Hayama-machi) and Kamakura (Sasuke Inari Shrine, Sugimotodera Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, and contemplate the long history of Hozomon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip site.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips