20 days in East Asia Itinerary

20 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Nagano
— 1 night
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Numazu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Narita
— 1 night

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Tokyo

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chichibu Shrine and Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple and Ryusen-ji Temple (Meguro Fudoson). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory (in Yokohama), Samukawa Shrine (in Samukawa-machi) and Oyama Afuri Shrine (in Isehara). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Awa Jinja, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, stroll around Kitanomaru Park, and make a trip to Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport, Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base and Yokota Air Base. February in Tokyo sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nagano

— 1 night
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Korin-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Old Mejima Residence, see the interesting displays at Mizuno Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saiho-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kankeiji Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Nagano road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in February, things will get a bit cooler in Nagano: highs are around 4°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Numazu.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites · Museums

Numazu

— 2 nights
Numazu tourism focuses primarily on what lies just outside of the town, with the urban area providing a base for wider regional, natural explorations.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Numazu Imperial Villa Memorial Park, delve into the distant past at Yamanaka Castle Ruins, take some stellar pictures from Kirameki no Oka Observation Area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mihamasaki Cape, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hie Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Juyobunkazai Ekawatei, then get to know the fascinating history of Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historic Park, and then tee off at Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Numazu tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Nagano to Numazu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagano in February, expect Numazu to be a bit warmer, temps between 11°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Numazu

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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 Gyoen National Garden and Jonangu Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Myoshinji Temple and Mount Hiei. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Kongorin-ji Temple (in Aisho-cho), Saimyo-ji Temple (in Kora-cho) and Genkyuen Garden (in Hikone). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Yasakanoto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unryuin, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Daimonji.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyoto road trip website.

Fly from Numazu to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Numazu in February, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Osaka

— 3 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Naramachi Koshino Ie and Tanzan Shrine. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Asuka-dera Temple and Nishinomiya Shrine. When in Osaka, make a side trip to see Yoshikien in Nara, approximately Nara away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Tekijuku, take in nature's colorful creations at Sakuya Konohanakan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yasui Shrine, and stop by Kitashinchi.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip planning site.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Osaka are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mizuho Highland and Ini Rice Terraces. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mitaki Temple and Peace Flame. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Former Naval Academy (in Etajima) and Yamaguchi Flower Land (in Yanai). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Honkawa Peace Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Motoyasu River, and get curious at Hiroshima Children's Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima online trip builder.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Narita.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Narita

— 1 night
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
On the 24th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Niomon Gate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakini Tendo (Shusse Inari), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaku-do, then play a few rounds at Taiheiyo Club Narita Course, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijion-ji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Watpaknam Nihon Betsuin. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komikado Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namegawasan Ryushoin Temple, and then stroll around Sakura Kusabue no Oka.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Narita sightseeing planning app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Narita in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in February, Narita is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

Shizuoka Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Shizuoka Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu. The capital is the city of Shizuoka, while Hamamatsu is the largest city by population.HistoryShizuoka Prefecture was formed from the former Tōtōmi, Suruga and Izu provinces.The area was the home of the first Tokugawa Shogun. Tokugawa Ieyasu held the region until he conquered the lands of the Hōjō clan in the Kantō region and placed land under the stewardship of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. After becoming shogun, Tokugawa took the land back for his family and put the area around modern-day Shizuoka city under the direct supervision of the shogunate. With the creation of Shizuoka han in 1868, it once again became the residence of the Tokugawa family.GeographyShizuoka Prefecture is an elongated region following the coast of the Pacific Ocean at the Suruga Bay. In the west, the prefecture extends deep into the Japan Alps. In the east, it becomes a narrower coast bounded in the north by Mount Fuji, until it comes to the Izu Peninsula, a popular resort area pointing south into the Pacific.

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