22 days in East Asia Itinerary

22 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
3
Onomichi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Imabari
— 1 night
Drive
5
Takamatsu
— 2 nights
Ferry
6
Naoshima-cho
— 2 nights
Ferry to Uno, Train to Himeji
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Himeji
— 1 day
Train
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Miyazu
— 1 night
Drive
10
Nagiso-machi
Drive
11
Odawara
— 3 nights
Drive
12
Nikko
— 2 nights
Drive
13
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive
14
Mito
Drive
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Tokyo
— 2 nights

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Fukuoka

— 2 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yoshinogari Historical Park. On the 20th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakozaki Shrine and then browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip site.

If you are flying in from Czech Republic, the closest major aiport is Fukuoka Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Classes · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 22nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, then kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Miyajima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, steep yourself in history at Imaise Shrine, then see the interesting displays at JMSDF Kure Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hiroshima route maker site.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Onomichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Onomichi

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Ikuchi Bridge, make a trip to Innoshima Suigun Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Senkoji & Senkoji Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saikokuji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jyodo Shrine.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Onomichi online travel planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Onomichi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Hiroshima, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Onomichi, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Imabari.

Things to do in Onomichi

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Imabari

— 1 night
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.
On the 25th (Fri), kick back and relax at Hoshinoura Seaside Park and then explore the world behind art at Imabari City Tamagawa Modern Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Imabari route builder app.

You can drive from Onomichi to Imabari in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Imabari sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Imabari

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Takamatsu

— 2 nights

Gateway to Shikoku

A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakuriji Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Negoroji Temple, explore the activities along Cape Osaki-no-Hana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiromineji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kozaiji Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Takamatsu driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Imabari to Takamatsu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naoshima-cho

— 2 nights
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Naoshima and then admire the landmark architecture of Art House Project. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Himebortaru no Sato (Koshimaji Hachimangu), view the masterpieces at Miyanoura Gallery Rokku, admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hachiman Shrine, and finally examine the collection at 007 Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Naoshima-cho trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Takamatsu to Naoshima-cho by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Naoshima-cho are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Himeji

— 1 day
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Koko-en, Himeji Castle and Shoshazan Engyoji. On the 29th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, then contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and finally make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji vacation tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Naoshima-cho to Himeji takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Naoshima-cho in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Himeji, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Kyoto

— 2 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.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daikaku-ji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gio-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jojakkoji Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto route planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Miyazu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Miyazu

— 1 night
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): learn about winemaking at Amanohashidate Winery, go for a walk through Amanohashidate, then get engrossed in the history at Amanohashidate Museum Chienowakan, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanabiki Waterfall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Miyazu Catholic Church.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyazu online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Miyazu in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in October, you will find days in Miyazu are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Nagiso-machi.

Things to do in Miyazu

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Nagiso-machi

Your day by day itinerary now includes Nakasendo Tsumagojuku. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): trek along Nakasendo Tsumagojuku.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nagiso-machi visit planner.

Drive from Miyazu to Nagiso-machi in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Miyazu in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nagiso-machi, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Odawara.

Things to do in Nagiso-machi

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Odawara

— 3 nights
Flanked on two sides by the Hakone Mountains, Odawara serves as a popular base for visits to the nearby Hakone hot springs, although the city boasts its own hot spring, as well as a scenic coastal area known for its clear, unspoiled waters.
On the 2nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Matsunaga Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at Enoura Observatory, then explore the historical opulence of Odawara Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Odawara Kokian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): stroll through Gyokan-no-Fuji, steep yourself in history at Former Residence of Yoshida Shigeru, then contemplate the long history of Oyama Afuri Shrine, and finally make a trip to Akagane Gate.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Odawara tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nagiso-machi to Odawara takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Nagiso-machi in November, Odawara is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Odawara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nikko

— 2 nights
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
On the 4th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Nantai, then steep yourself in history at Nikko Futarasan Jinja Chugushi Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuzenji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): hike along Odashirogahara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Onsenji Temple, and then take in the pleasant sights at Senjogahara Field.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nikko tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Odawara to Nikko in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Nikko can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Tokyo

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Wed), wander the streets of Odaiba District. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum and then head outdoors with Tokyo Dome City.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tokyo vacation planner.

Drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nikko in November, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mito.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums

Mito

Quaint and historic, Mito serves as the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, once a castle town and stronghold for the Edo-period Mito clan.
You've now added Kairakuen Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Kairakuen Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mito road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Mito takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Mito. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Mito

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Tokyo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take a stroll through Ueno District, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and finally contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

You can drive from Mito to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Mito in November, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods