22 days in Japan, South Korea & Taiwan Itinerary

22 days in Japan, South Korea & Taiwan Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kumamoto, Japan
— 1 night
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Takachiho-cho, Japan
— 1 night
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Nagasaki, Japan
— 2 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Uji, Japan
— 1 night
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Koya-cho, Japan
— 1 night

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Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, stroll around Namsan Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul trip builder tool.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Osan Air Base. February in Seoul sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Insadong ©
Insadong
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Jeju is known for nature, parks, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Sarabong Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, examine the collection at Jeju National Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jeju journey tool.

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sarabong Park ©
Sarabong Park
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

3
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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Go for a jaunt from Taipei to Ruifang to see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, head outdoors with Fengguikou, admire the striking features of Taipei 101, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo.

Start your trip to Taipei by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Jeju to Taipei by flight takes about 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time (KST) to Taipei Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

3
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, stop by Yurateiku Market, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and look for all kinds of wild species at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Ishigaki takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taipei to Ishigaki. In February, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

1
night
Kumamoto, Japan

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): walk around Suizenji Ezuko Park, walk around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, pause for some photo ops at Monkey D. Luffy Statue, get engrossed in the history at Newspaper Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kumamoto trip planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Kumamoto by flight takes about 5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Ishigaki in February, with highs in Kumamoto at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden

1
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Takachiho-cho, Japan

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
On the 27th (Sat), go for a walk through Takachihokyo Passage, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, tour in style with Takachiho Amaterasu Railway, then make a trip to Akimoto Shrine, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Takachiho-cho online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Takachiho-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Takachiho-cho can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara
Akimoto Shrine ©
Akimoto Shrine

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Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
On the 28th (Sun), stroll around Nabekanmuriyama Park, admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, examine the collection at Dejima, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): take in the views from Megane Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kannondo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, then stroll around Inasayama Park, and finally stroll around Nagao Castle Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Takachiho-cho to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nagao Castle Park
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, admire the landmark architecture of Kuchu Teien Observatory, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka tour planner.

Fly from Nagasaki to Osaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Uji.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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Uji, Japan

Uji ©
Lying between Kyoto and Nara, the small city of Uji stands as a place of culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Uji City Botanical Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple, take in the views from Ujibashi Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Byodoin, then take an in-depth tour of Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hozo-in Temple.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uji tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Osaka to Uji in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Uji sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Uji

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Byodoin ©
Byodoin
Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan ©
Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan
Ujibashi Bridge ©
Ujibashi Bridge

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Koya-cho, Japan

Koya-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hojoin Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, and then stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Koya-cho vacation planner.

Drive from Uji to Koya-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In March in Koya-cho, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya

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