17 days in East Asia Itinerary

17 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Iga, Japan
Drive
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Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
Train
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kobe, Japan
— 1 night
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Himeji, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kumamoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Oita, Japan
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Beppu, Japan
— 1 night
Drive
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Yufu, Japan
— 1 night
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 1 night
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 day

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Kyoto, Japan

— 2 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 now added Yasaka Shrine to your itinerary. Attractions like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple make great kid-friendly stops. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kinkaku-ji and Kyoto Imperial Palace. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Gion, browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building, look for gifts at Teramachi-dori Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kyoto using our trip planner.

Osaka to Kyoto is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Iga.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Iga, Japan

Iga is a city located in central Kii Peninsula, in the mountainous western Mie Prefecture, Japan.As of September 2012, the city has an estimated population of 95,137 and a population density of 170 persons per km2. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sugawara Shrine.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Iga online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Iga takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Iga

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kyoto, Japan

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto visit planner.

You can drive from Iga to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Osaka, Japan

— 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.
You've added Osaka Castle, Pokemon Center Osaka, Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Dotombori District and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Osaka tour planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kobe, Japan

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) and Kobe Gas Light Street (Ampan Man Street). On the 5th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Kobe Gas Light Street (Ampan Man Street), stop by Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and then don't miss a visit to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kobe vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kobe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Kobe sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods · Shopping

Himeji, Japan

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square as well as Himeji Castle. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle and then don't miss a visit to Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji tour builder app.

Himeji is just a stone's throw from Kobe. In October, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Kumamoto on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Kumamoto, Japan

— 2 nights
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Foodpal Kumamoto has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kumamon Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kumamoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Himeji in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kumamoto, with lows of 17°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Fukuoka, Japan

— 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.
You've now added Uminonakamichi Seaside Park to your itinerary. On the 10th (Wed), browse the different shops at JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka day trip planner.

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Fukuoka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oita.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oita, Japan

The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
Your day by day itinerary now includes JR Oita City. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at JR Oita City.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oita trip maker app.

Getting from Fukuoka to Oita by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Oita can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Oita

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Beppu, Japan

— 1 night
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oniyama Jigoku, Yama Jigoku, Tsurunoyu, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Yama Jigoku, take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kamado Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Oniyama Jigoku.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Beppu trip planner.

Beppu is just a stone's throw from Oita. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yufu.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Yufu, Japan

— 1 night
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mt. Yufu as well as Lake Kinrin. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yufu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Unaki Hime Shrine, and then explore the activities along Lake Kinrin.

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Traveling by car from Beppu to Yufu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Yufu sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Yufu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Fukuoka, Japan

— 1 night

City of Yatai

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple and then don't miss a visit to Yatai.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Yufu to Fukuoka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Taipei.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites

Taipei, Taiwan

— 1 day

City of Azaleas

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shilin Night Market. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Night Market, then appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Taipei road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Fukuoka to Taipei takes 5.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fukuoka to Taipei due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fukuoka in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Taipei: highs are around 32°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Historic Sites