17 days in East Asia Itinerary

17 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yokohama
— 1 night
Fly
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kobe
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fukuoka
— 4 nights
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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 Odaiba District as well as Ginza. Shop till you drop at Asakusa and Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Tokyo is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Tokyo to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Yokohama

— 1 night
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple, then contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sankeien Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yokohama online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yokohama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · 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.
Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nishiki Market Shopping District and M's KYOTO INFORMATION CENTER. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, shop like a local with Kyoto Station Building, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel route tool.

Fly from Yokohama to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll set off for Osaka on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Shop till you drop at Dotombori District and Daimaru Museum Umeda. Popular historic sites such as Osaka Castle and Koyasan Okunoin are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Koya-cho (Torodo Temple & Saito). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, stop by Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo, and take a stroll through Minami (Namba).

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Osaka, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kobe

— 2 nights
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudoji Temple, then wander the streets of Kobe Harborland, and finally stop by Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown). Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, admire the natural beauty at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, then stop by Moriya Shop, then browse the different shops at Rokko Garden Terrace, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kobe online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Osaka to Kobe in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fukuoka

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dazaifu Tenman-gu and Kushida Shrine. Head to Tenjin Underground Shopping Center and Osakana Tengokufor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple & Tenkai Inari Shrine), Kumamoto Castle (in Kumamoto) and Nagasaki (Megane Bridge, Glover Garden, &more). Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Huis Ten Bosch. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Kobo Tottan, buy something for everyone on your list at JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata, take in panoramic vistas at Komenoyama Obsevatory, and have fun and explore at teamLab Future Park Canal City Hakata.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fukuoka day trip planning tool.

Fly from Kobe to Fukuoka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips