19 days in East Asia Itinerary

19 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan attractions planner

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Chigasaki
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Chigasaki
— 1 night
Drive
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Iwaki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Uonuma
— 1 night
Drive
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Hokuto
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nagahama
— 6 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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joken-ji Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chigasaki Southern Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Okada Ruins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Samukawa Shrine, contemplate the long history of Saizen-in, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurumine Hachimangu Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dairokuten Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chigasaki trip itinerary planning tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chigasaki is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Chigasaki is 8 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chigasaki, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Iwaki.

Things to do in Chigasaki

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iwaki

— 3 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 Shiramizu Amidado and Coal & Fossil Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shioyasaki Lighthouse and Ogawa Suwa Shrine. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ino Hachiman Shrine and explore the historical opulence of Iwakitaira Castle Trace.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Iwaki route maker site.

Getting from Chigasaki to Iwaki by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Chigasaki in June, Iwaki is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uonuma.

Things to do in Iwaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Uonuma

— 1 night
On the 7th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Empuku-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Uonuma trip planning app.

Getting from Iwaki to Uonuma by car takes about 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Uonuma can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Hokuto.

Things to do in Uonuma

Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

Hokuto

— 6 nights
The small city of Hokuto sits amid some big scenery.
Step off the beaten path and head to Myogi Shrine and Verdant Garden Verga. Get some historical perspective at Matsumoto Castle and Naraijuku. Explore Hokuto's surroundings by going to Shintokukan (in Ina), Yabuhara Shrine (in Kiso-mura) and Matsumoto (Matsumoto Shrine, Kaichi Gakko Primary School, &more). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Ojiragawa Valley, contemplate the long history of Sumpu Castle Tower Base Excavation Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gempeigawa River, and go for a walk through Kuon-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hokuto trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Uonuma to Hokuto takes 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Hokuto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nagahama.

Things to do in Hokuto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nagahama

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Genkyuen Garden and Doganji Kannondo. Kinomotojuku and Taga Taisha will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Nagahama side-trips: Omihachiman (Hoshaku-ji Temple, Hachiman-bori, &more), Eiheiji-cho (Jakko-In Zen Temple, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, &more) and Rakuraku Garden (in Hikone). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shakudoji Temple, steep yourself in history at Kutsuwa no Mori no Inuzakura, make a trip to Honjin Yakkyoku, and explore the historical opulence of Odani Castle.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Nagahama day trip planning tool.

Getting from Hokuto to Nagahama by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagahama

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips