17 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

17 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
2
Kawaguchi, Japan
— 1 night
3
Nozawaonsen-mura, Japan
— 1 night
4
Okinawa City, Japan
— 1 night
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
6
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
7
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Hase-dera Temple and Nezu Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Naritasan Omote Sando. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Katori Jingu Shrine (in Katori) and Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) & Kencho-ji Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Kanda Myojin, wander the streets of Ueno District, and visit Yanaka District.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online trip maker.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Tokyo at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Narita, Katori Jingu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

1
night
Kawaguchi, Japan

Kawaguchi ©
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongoji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsuzoin Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saifuku-ji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Kizoro no Fujizuka, then see the interesting displays at Visual Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Kawaguchi Municipal Art Gallery Atlia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kawaguchi trip planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Kawaguchi in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Kawaguchi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Saifuku-ji Temple ©
Saifuku-ji Temple
Mitsuzoin Temple ©
Mitsuzoin Temple
Kongoji Temple ©
Kongoji Temple

1
night
Nozawaonsen-mura, Japan

Nozawaonsen-mura ©
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): trek along Shinetsu Trail, fly down the slopes at Togari Onsen Ski Resort, examine the collection at Japan Ski Museum, fly down the slopes at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, then head outdoors with Nozawa Onsen, and finally see the interesting displays at Oborozukiyo no Yakata Hanzan Bunko.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nozawaonsen-mura trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kawaguchi to Nozawaonsen-mura takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kawaguchi in March; daily highs in Nozawaonsen-mura reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Iiyama
Highlights from your plan
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Nozawa Onsen ©
Nozawa Onsen
Shinetsu Trail
Shinetsu Trail

1
night
Okinawa City, Japan

Okinawa City ©
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): head outdoors with Nirai Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Manza Beach, and finally explore the historical opulence of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Ikei Island Beach Camping Ground and then steep yourself in history at Katsuren Castle Ruins.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Okinawa City trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nozawaonsen-mura to Okinawa City. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Onna-son, Uruma, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Nirai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins ©
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins

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nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tenryuji Temple and Sanzen-in Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okinawa City to Kyoto. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Horyu-ji Temple, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Arima Onsen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishinomiya Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho, see the interesting displays at Glico Museum, see the interesting displays at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashihara Jingu.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka day trip planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Nara, Kashihara Jingu, Nishinomiya Shrine, Arima Onsen, Horyu-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple

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nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Trickeye Museum Seoul and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: Suwon (Hwaseong Fortress & Dongbukgongsimdon). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Seoul Museum of History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongeunsa Temple, deepen your understanding at Seodaemun Prison History Hall, and wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planner.

You can fly from Osaka to Seoul in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Osaka in April, Seoul is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Suwon
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul

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