18 days in East Asia Itinerary

18 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Chigasaki
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Chigasaki
— 1 night
Drive
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Iwaki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Uonuma
— 1 night
Drive
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Hokuto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nagahama
— 5 nights
Drive to Chubu Centrair International Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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Chigasaki

— 1 night
Chigasaki is a city located in central, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.As of July 2016, the city has an estimated population of 239,874 and a population density of 6,719.2 persons per km2. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saizen-in, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samukawa Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyayama Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Chigasaki City Art Museum, stroll around Chigasaki Satoyama Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hachioji Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsurumine Hachimangu Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dairokuten Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chigasaki visit planning site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chigasaki is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Stockholm to Chigasaki. Traveling from Stockholm in June, Chigasaki is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Iwaki.

Things to do in Chigasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Iwaki

— 4 nights

Sunshine Iwaki

A coastal city in the southeastern Fukushima Prefecture, Iwaki boasts a high number of sunny days and appealing water attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kodokan Park and Ogawa Suwa Shrine. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shiramizu Amidado and Iwakitaira Castle Trace. Change things up with these side-trips from Iwaki: Mito (Semba Boadwalk & Tokiwa Shrine). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Coal & Fossil Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kokuwakura Shrine, and visit a coastal fixture at Shioyasaki Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Iwaki visit planner.

You can drive from Chigasaki to Iwaki in 4 hours. Traveling from Chigasaki in June, plan for little chillier nights in Iwaki, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uonuma.

Things to do in Iwaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Uonuma

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Empuku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saifukuji Temple, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Yu Park Yakushi, then contemplate the long history of Megurotei, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eirinji Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Uonuma trip planner.

Drive from Iwaki to Uonuma in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hokuto.

Things to do in Uonuma

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths

Hokuto

— 5 nights
The small city of Hokuto sits amid some big scenery.
Get some historical perspective at Matsumoto Castle and Myogi Shrine. Explore hidden gems such as Gempeigawa River and Verdant Garden Verga. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hokuto: Suwa Shrine (in Shimonita-machi), Kaichi Gakko Primary School (in Matsumoto) and Suwa Shrine (in Suwa). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Ojiragawa Valley, steep yourself in history at Goryo No Chaya Honjin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saifuku-ji Temple, and admire the sheer force of Doryuno Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hokuto travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Uonuma to Hokuto takes 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hokuto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nagahama.

Things to do in Hokuto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Nagahama

— 5 nights
Rising to prominence under feudal rule in the 16th century, the city of Nagahama sits in the northeast Shiga Prefecture, on the shores of Lake Biwa.
Get some historical perspective at Genkyuen Garden and Kinomotojuku. Explore hidden gems such as Taga Taisha and Kurokabe Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Omihachiman (Former Hachiman Post Office, Hachiman-bori, &more) and Eiheiji-cho (Eiheijiguchi Station Old Building, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nagahama Railway Square, don't miss a visit to Motoshoya Uezaka Goroemonke, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokushoji Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Odani Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nagahama online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Hokuto to Nagahama takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Nagahama sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagahama

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips