21 days in East Asia Itinerary

21 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fuji
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mori Art Museum, Japan Panoramic Tours and Showcase Tokyo Architecture tours. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Milan, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Milan to Tokyo. Traveling from Milan in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Tokyo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fuji

— 3 nights
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): visit Fujikawa Parking Downline, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get outside with Fujigawa Service Area - Inbound, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hatago Pond. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Tago no Tsuki Honten, experience rural life at Imamiya Tea Plantation, take some stellar pictures from Obuchi Sasaba, admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, and finally walk around Iwamotoyama Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fuji trip planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fuji in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in July, you will find days in Fuji are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fuji

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Nagoya

— 2 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts as well as LEGOLAND Japan. Step out of Nagoya to go to Hikone and see Hikone Castle, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Nagoya Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Nagoya TV Tower, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya trip builder site.

You can drive from Fuji to Nagoya in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Calligraphy Kyoto. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kyoto vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Classes · Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kuromon Market as well as HK Club Q International Party Bar. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the striking features of Kuchu Teien Observatory and then don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: join in the after-dark buzz at HK Club Q International Party Bar, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka road trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Hiroshima

— 4 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.
Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims has been added to your itinerary. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip