20 days in East Asia Itinerary

20 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday maker

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Kobe
— 2 nights
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Okayama
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Tokyo

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, and finally wander the streets of Ginza. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Rikugien Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and finally ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning app.

Tallinn, Estonia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tallinn to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tallinn in March, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Kyoto

— 4 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, look for gifts at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, and wander the streets of Gion.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto route planning tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will leave for Kobe on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Kobe

— 2 nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikuta Shrine, then make a trip to The Former Foreign Settlement of Kobe, then wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally don't miss a visit to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, then wander the streets of Kobe Harborland, then gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kobe holiday planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. April in Kobe sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Okayama.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Spas

Okayama

— 2 nights
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden, step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamura-gu. On the next day, look for gifts at Mamekichi Hompo, Kurashiki, get to know the fascinating history of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, explore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art, then admire the natural beauty at Shinkeien, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kibitsu Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kibitsuhiko Shrine.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Okayama day trip site.

You can take a train from Kobe to Okayama in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kobe in April, Okayama is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. You will leave for Hiroshima on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Hiroshima

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Treasure Hall, Itsukushima Shrine, &more) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima attractions planner.

You can take a train from Okayama to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 4 nights
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 11th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. See even more of Tokyo: take a stroll through Odaiba District, get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, visit Akihabara, and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planning website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip