22 days in East Asia Itinerary

22 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Narita International Airport, Drive to Utsunomiya
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Utsunomiya
— 1 night
Train
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Nagoya
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fuji
— 3 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Sao Paulo

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Utsunomiya

— 1 night
The capital city of Tochigi Prefecture, Utsunomiya bursts at the seams with festivals, Japanese dumplings, jazz, and cherry blossoms.
On the 8th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Tochigi Prefectural Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oya temple, then examine the collection at Oya History Museum, then stroll the grounds of Nagaoka Hyakuana Tomb, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Pagoda.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Utsunomiya is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. In May in Utsunomiya, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Utsunomiya

Museums · Historic Sites

Tokyo

— 3 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.
Asakusa Shrine and Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Tokyo National Museum and Nezu Museum. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Yanaka District, visit Ueno District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Kyu-Furukawa Gardens.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Take a train from Utsunomiya to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Utsunomiya in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas

Nagoya

— 3 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Nagoya City Science Museum. Atsuta Jingu Shrine and Hikone Castle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Gamagori (Takeshima Beach & Nishiura Onsen Beach), Hikone (Genkyuen Garden & Chijino Matsubara) and Koromozaki Beach (in Nishio). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, kick back and relax at Taya Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Susaki Shrine, and make a trip to Osu Shopping Street.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nagoya attractions planning app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagoya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 5 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.
Visit Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-dera Temple for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nijo Castle and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Chishaku-in, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Honen-in.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto route planning website.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in May, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Popular historic sites such as Koyasan Okunoin and Toshodai-ji Temple are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nigatsu-do Temple and Koyasan Danjo Garan. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Sakurai (Hase-dera Temple, Omiwa Shrine, &more), Koya-cho (Ryusen-in Temple, Kongobu-ji Temple, &more) and Nara (Isuien Garden, Nara Park, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Dotombori District, make a trip to Hozenji Yokocho, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and stroll around Nakanoshima Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka journey maker site.

Drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Fuji

— 3 nights
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Explore hidden gems such as Kunozan Toshogu Shrine and Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach). Kuon-ji Temple and Gempeigawa River are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Fuji side-trips: Grave of Nichirenshoto Gosoan (in Minobu-cho), Mishima Taisha (in Mishima) and Shiraito Falls (in Fujinomiya). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Iwamoto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, and get engrossed in the history at Mt.Fuji and Princess Kaguya museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fuji trip planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Fuji in 5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Osaka in May: highs in Fuji hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fuji

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips