22 days in East Asia Itinerary

22 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kamakura
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Numazu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly

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Tokyo

— 5 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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip builder website.

Exeter, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Tokyo is 9 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Kamakura

— 2 nights

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. On the next day, trek along Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple Scenic Walkway, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kamakura online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kamakura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in July: highs in Kamakura hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip planner.

Getting from Kamakura to Hakone-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Numazu.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Nature

Numazu

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shiraito Falls (in Fujinomiya), Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Lake Kawaguchi & Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum) and Nishiizu Skyline (in Izu). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Mount Fuji, take in the dramatic natural features at Jurigi Highlands, enjoy the sand and surf at Ose Beach, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Numazu online road trip planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Numazu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hakone-machi in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Numazu, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Numazu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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 is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, wander the streets of Gion, and see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Numazu to Kyoto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Numazu in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Osaka

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more) and Himeji (Tenku no Shirasagi, Himeji Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, stop by Tower Knives Osaka, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Osaka road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips