17 days in East Asia Itinerary

17 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koya-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 1 night

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, stroll around Rikugien Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online journey planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side 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.
To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hakone-machi itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 52°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto travel planner.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Koya-cho

— 1 night
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, then steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, and finally contemplate the long history of Koyasan Daimon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Torodo Temple, stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jofukuin Temple, don't miss a visit to Koyasan Station, then examine the collection at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joju-in Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koya-cho day trip app.

Getting from Kyoto to Koya-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. November in Koya-cho sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Osaka

— 4 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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more), Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda) and Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, make a trip to Kuromon Market, go for a walk through Ukiyokoji Street, and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

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Getting from Koya-cho to Osaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Koya-cho in November, Osaka is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zojo-ji Temple.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo itinerary planner.

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites