23 days in East Asia Itinerary

23 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Yokohama
— 2 nights
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Fujinomiya
— 2 nights
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Toyohashi
— 2 nights
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Nagoya
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Kyoto
— 1 night
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Nara
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 1 day
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Beppu
— 1 day
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Fukuoka
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Onomichi
— 1 night
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Imabari
— 1 night
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Kurashiki
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Kobe
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Kyoto
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Tokyo
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tokyo DisneySea. Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Mitake and Tsutsugaura Beach. Gunma Natural Museum and Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Chikurin Park (in Higashikurume), Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (in Koganei) and Kombukuro Pond Natural History Park (in Kashiwa). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo, steep yourself in history at Jindai-ji Temple, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and get to know the fascinating history of Fukagawa Edo Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Yokohama

— 2 nights
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.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Karuizawa Ancient Tomb Ruins, examine the collection at Yokohama Trolley Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Shomyo-ji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Braph 18ban Residence, and finally don't miss a visit to The Home of Diplomat. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kakuonji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaizoji Temple, get curious at Yokohama Science Center, stroll the grounds of Yokohama War Cemetery, then make a trip to Yamate 234ban Residence, and finally admire the striking features of Berrick Hall.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yokohama trip maker tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Yokohama by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. August in Yokohama sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fujinomiya.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Fujinomiya

— 2 nights
Sitting on the southwest slopes of Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya makes a popular starting point for climbing trips to the famous mountain's summit.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Kumakubo Rural Park Asahi Falls, make a trip to Mt. Fuji Weather Station, get great views at Kengamine, then make a trip to Kusushi Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Grave of Nichirenshoto Gosoan, and finally make a trip to Taisekiji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Abe Great Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chojagatake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wakajishi Shrine, then explore the striking landscape at Jurigi Highlands, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ryugatake.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fujinomiya attractions planner.

You can take a train from Yokohama to Fujinomiya in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yokohama in August: highs in Fujinomiya hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 29°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Toyohashi.

Things to do in Fujinomiya

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toyohashi

— 2 nights
Toyohashi is a city in Aichi Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 372,710 and a population density of 1,420 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Toyohashi City Futagawa Shuku Honjin Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fumon-ji Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Toyohashi Orthodox Church, admire the sheer force of Hyakken-daki Waterfall, then learn more about the world around you at Toyohashi Museum of Natural History, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Akumikambeshimmeisha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Oura Beach, kick back and relax at Arai Beach, admire the sheer force of Atera Seven Water Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Toga Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Toga Shrine Okumiya.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Toyohashi trip planner.

Traveling by train from Fujinomiya to Toyohashi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Nagoya.

Things to do in Toyohashi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagoya

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nagoya driving holiday planner.

Getting from Toyohashi to Nagoya by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Nagoya, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for Kyoto on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Kyoto

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Koka Ninja House (Koka-ryu Ninjutsu Yashiki). Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Koka Ninja House (Koka-ryu Ninjutsu Yashiki), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), and then admire the natural beauty at Daitoku-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip tool.

Drive from Nagoya to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Nara

— 1 night

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Todaiji Keidaicho, steep yourself in history at Kaidan-do, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daibutsuden, then contemplate the long history of Tegaimon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rokuen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Joruri Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nara trip builder website.

Getting from Kyoto to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Nara are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Osaka

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Bank of Japan Osaka Branch Old Building, steep yourself in history at Tekijuku, take in nature's colorful creations at Sakuya Konohanakan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yasui Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Horikoshi Shrine, and finally see the interesting displays at Modern Transportation Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Osaka tour planner.

Drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Osaka sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Beppu.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Beppu

— 1 day
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
You've now added Takasakiyama Nature Zoo to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the activities along Shidakako Lake, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, and then gear up at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Beppu trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Osaka to Beppu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. When traveling from Osaka in August, plan for slightly colder days in Beppu, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Fukuoka

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine and then explore the historical opulence of Onojo - Chikuzenkoku.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fukuoka travel planner.

You can drive from Beppu to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get outside with Paddle Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Hiroshima Children's Museum, make a trip to Peace Flame, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Mazda Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip builder website.

Getting from Fukuoka to Hiroshima by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Onomichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens 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 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Setoda Sunset Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Fukuyama University Marine Biocenter Aquarium, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takami, then get answers to all your questions at Michi-no-Eki Cross Road Mitsugi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishitsuchiyamakusari Shugyo.

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Getting from Hiroshima to Onomichi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. August in Onomichi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Imabari.

Things to do in Onomichi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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 22nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Hakata Beach, head off the coast to Oshima Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsubaki Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senyū-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taki Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishiyama Koryuji Temple.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Imabari itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Onomichi to Imabari takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Imabari are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Imabari

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kurashiki

A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kurashiki online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Imabari to Kurashiki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August in Kurashiki, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. You will leave for Kobe on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Kurashiki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Kobe

Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kobe holiday planner.

Drive from Kurashiki to Kobe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kobe when traveling from Kurashiki in August, with lows around 31°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Kyoto

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotoin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enkō-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Honen-in, and finally don't miss a visit to Yasakanoto.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kyoto holiday maker app.

Getting from Kobe to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kobe in August: highs in Kyoto hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Tokyo

— 3 nights
You've now added Tokyo DisneySea to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Kyu Iwasakitei Teien and Hozomon will thrill your kids. Your inner history buff will appreciate Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin and Kokyo Gaien National Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Ibaraki Nature Museum (in Bando), Mt. Takaosan Hiking Course (in Hachioji) and Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine (in Saitama). Explore Tokyo further: have some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple, and explore the world behind art at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips