22 days in East Asia Itinerary

22 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour planner

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Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Takehara
— 1 night
Drive
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Onomichi
— 1 day
Drive
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Kamijima-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Imabari
— 1 day
Drive
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Matsuyama
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yokohama
— 1 night
Subway to Shin-Yokohama, Train to Osaka
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Osaka
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Osaka

— 4 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.
You've added Hozenji Yokocho, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hiroshima

— 2 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Miyajima, Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): head off the coast to Miyajima.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Takehara.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Takehara

— 1 night
Takehara is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mt. Kurotaki as well as Okunoshima Island. On the 7th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Okunoshima Island and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kurotaki.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Takehara travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hiroshima to Takehara takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hiroshima in October, you will find days in Takehara are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Onomichi.

Things to do in Takehara

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Onomichi

— 1 day
A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shimanami Kaido. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Shimanami Kaido.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Onomichi sightseeing planner.

Drive from Takehara to Onomichi in an hour. October in Onomichi sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Kamijima-cho.

Kamijima-cho

— 1 night
To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kamijima-cho trip planner.

Getting from Onomichi to Kamijima-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You will leave for Imabari on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Kamijima-cho

Historic Sites · Parks

Imabari

— 1 day
The city of Imabari encompasses several islands in Japan's inland sea, and due to this strategic location it changed hands regularly during the feudal era.
To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Imabari online travel route planner.

You can drive from Kamijima-cho to Imabari in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Imabari

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Matsuyama

— 2 nights
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama trip builder tool.

Getting from Imabari to Matsuyama by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Baths

Kyoto

— 3 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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary website.

Getting from Matsuyama to Kyoto by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will leave for Tokyo on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Tokyo

— 6 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 Tokyo DisneySea.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo travel planning website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You'll set off for Yokohama on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Yokohama

— 1 night
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yokohama online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Yokohama are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will leave for Osaka on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Osaka

— 1 night
For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of subway and train from Yokohama to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly; or drive.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums