19 days in East Asia Itinerary

19 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Okayama
— 2 nights
Train
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Matsue
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Asakusa Shrine and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Kanda Myojin. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Kamakura to see Kencho-ji Temple about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary website.

Montreal, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Montreal to Tokyo. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in October, with highs in Tokyo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. You'll set off for Kanazawa on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kanazawa

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kanazawa Castle Park as well as Gyokusen-Immaru Garden. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shirayama Hime Shrine and Kanazawa Castle. There's more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Gyokusen-immaru Garden and take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Okayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Okayama

— 2 nights
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Explore hidden gems such as Okayama Castle and Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ohashi House and Kinojo Castle. Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Kibi Plain Bicycle Route, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kibitsuhiko Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden, and contemplate the long history of Okayama Kinshu Kaikan.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Okayama travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kanazawa to Okayama in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Okayama sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Matsue.

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Matsue

— 1 night
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ichibataji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sada Shrine, and then step into the grandiose world of Matsue Castle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iya Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then contemplate the long history of Buke Yashiki, and finally admire the masterpieces at Shimane Art Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Matsue trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Okayama to Matsue takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nanzen-ji Temple and Yasaka Shrine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kinkaku-ji and Sanjusangendo Temple. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gio-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto vacation site.

Fly from Matsue to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Tokyo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Sengaku-ji Temple, then make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Tokyo

Tours · Historic Sites