17 days in East Asia Itinerary

17 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 1 night
Train
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Tokyo
— 10 nights
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Sapporo
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Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip site.

Berlin, Germany to Hiroshima is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Berlin to Hiroshima, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka

— 1 night
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.
On the 20th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Osaka planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Kyoto

— 1 night
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then look for gifts at Kiyora Senjafuda. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip builder site.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping

Tokyo

— 10 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: Yokohama Museum of Art (in Minatomirai), Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & The Hakone Open-Air Museum) and Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tokyo tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sapporo

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
On the 3rd (Sun), take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, then make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, and then get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in October: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around 15°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites · Shopping