16 days in East Asia Itinerary

16 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel route planner

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Osaka
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Gotemba
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Sapporo
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tobita Shinchi, Minami (Namba), Street Kart Osaka, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Kuromon Market, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and shop like a local with Dotombori District.

Make your Osaka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Berlin, Germany to Osaka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mt. Misen, Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street, Hiroshima Museum of Art, and other attractions.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will leave for Kyoto on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
You've added Monkey Park Iwatayama, Arashiyama, Maruyama Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, and wander the streets of Gion.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kyoto road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gotemba.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Gotemba

— 1 night
Trips to Gotemba, a city at the foot of Mount Fuji, offer plenty of opportunities to admire Japan's most famous natural feature.
Mount Fuji has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gotemba online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Gotemba by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in September: highs in Gotemba hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Gotemba

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Tokyo

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chidorigafuchi, Shinjuku Golden Gai, The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), and other attractions you added. On the 14th (Tue), take a stroll through Akihabara. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Hozomon, then don't miss a visit to Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Hedgehog Cafe HARRY, Harajuku.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

You can drive from Gotemba to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gotemba in September, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Sapporo

— 1 night

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tanukikoji Shopping Street, Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Susukino. On the 17th (Fri), stroll around Odori Park, get outside with Okurayama Lookout, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, then take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, then get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and finally shop like a local with Tanukikoji Shopping Street.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Sapporo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in September, things will get slightly colder in Sapporo: highs are around 23°C and lows about 20°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods