18 days in East Asia Itinerary

18 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel route builder

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive
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Nikko
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yokohama
— 1 night
Train
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Kamakura
— 1 night
Drive
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Kawaguchi
— 1 night
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Fly
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Osaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Nara
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Kobe
— 1 night
Drive
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Himeji
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Drive to Kansai International Airport, Fly to Fukuoka Airport, Drive to Omura
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Omura
— 1 night
Drive
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Fukuoka
— 1 night
Fly
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Tokyo

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, examine the collection at The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and finally wander the streets of Asakusa.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo route planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Budapest to Tokyo. Traveling from Budapest in June, Tokyo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Nikko

— 2 nights
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and finally admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nikko travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Nikko sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Yokohama

— 1 night
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, and then take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yokohama online visit planner.

You can drive from Nikko to Yokohama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In June in Yokohama, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kamakura.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Kamakura

— 1 night

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maruyamainari Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kamakura trip planner.

Getting from Yokohama to Kamakura by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Yokohama in June, expect nights in Kamakura to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites

Kawaguchi

— 1 night
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 20th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saifuku-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitsuzoin Temple, appreciate the history behind Kogai Shigen Kenkyujo Monument, then browse the exhibits of Kawaguchi Lilia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawaguchi Shrine, and finally explore the world behind art at Kawaguchi Municipal Art Gallery Atlia.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kawaguchi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kamakura to Kawaguchi in 2 hours. Traveling from Kamakura in June, you will find days in Kawaguchi are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping

Hakone-machi

— 1 night
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pola Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and then explore the activities along Lake Ashinoko.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hakone-machi route tool.

Drive from Kawaguchi to Hakone-machi in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Kawaguchi in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Osaka.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

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 22nd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then don't miss a visit to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and then shop like a local with Dotombori District.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Osaka holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hakone-machi to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Nara

— 1 night

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, walk around Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, and finally look for gifts at Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nara online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In June in Nara, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Kyoto

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally don't miss a visit to Gion. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, then contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally stop by Fuuka-Kimono.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online visit planner.

You can drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Nara in June, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Kobe

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ikuta Shrine, take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), then shop like a local with Kobe Harborland, and finally get outside with Suma Beach.

Plan trip to Kobe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a train from Kyoto to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kyoto in June, you will find days in Kobe are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

Himeji

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Piole Himeji and then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji trip planner.

Drive from Kobe to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Omura.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Shopping

Omura

— 1 night
Ōmura is a city located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.As of March 31, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 95,146 and a population density of 750 persons per km². On the 28th (Sun), walk around Omura Park, steep yourself in history at Kushimajo Castle Site, then take in panoramic vistas at Nagasaki Airport Observation Deck, then explore the activities along Omura Bay, and finally contemplate the long history of Former Kusumoto Masataka Mansion.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Himeji to Omura. In June in Omura, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Omura

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Fukuoka

— 1 night

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.
To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Omura to Fukuoka in 2 hours. In June in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Tokyo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take a stroll through Odaiba District and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then take a stroll through Takeshita Street, then wander the streets of Ginza, and finally visit Akihabara.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Fukuoka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites