17 days in Japan & Taipei Itinerary

17 days in Japan & Taipei Itinerary

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Ito, Japan
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 6 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
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Ito, Japan

— 3 nights
Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Omuro, walk around Izu Shaboten Zoo, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Jogasaki Coast.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ito trip tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Ito is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vancouver to Ito. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in November; daily highs in Ito reach 19°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Osaka.

Things to do in Ito

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Osaka, Japan

— 6 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.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip tool.

You can fly from Ito to Osaka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ito in November since evenings lows in Osaka dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours

Tokyo, Japan

— 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and wander the streets of Akihabara.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online holiday maker.

Fly from Osaka to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Taipei.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Taipei, Taiwan

— 3 nights

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.
Taipei is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, don't miss a visit to Jhang Shan Temple, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip planning app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Taipei in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Taipei Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tokyo in November, with highs in Taipei at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.