23 days in Seoul & Japan Itinerary

23 days in Seoul & Japan Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
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Tokyo, Japan
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Hiroshima, Japan
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Hatsukaichi, Japan
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Matsuyama, Japan
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Otoyo-cho, Japan
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Okayama, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Osaka, Japan
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Seoul, South Korea

— 5 nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cookin' NANTA (Myeongdong), N Seoul Tower, Myeongdong Shopping Street, and other attractions.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul journey builder website.

London, UK to Seoul is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Seoul. Traveling from London in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Seoul. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Tokyo, Japan

— 5 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 list of things to see and do now includes Takeshita Street, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Shibuya Crossing, and other attractions.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning site.

You can fly from Seoul to Tokyo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Seoul in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Hiroshima, Japan

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hiroshima online itinerary builder.

Getting from Tokyo to Hiroshima by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. October in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums
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Hatsukaichi, Japan

— 1 night
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hatsukaichi trip planning tool.

Hatsukaichi is just a short distance from Hiroshima. In October, daily temperatures in Hatsukaichi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Matsuyama, Japan

— 1 night
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 30th (Wed), take a stroll through Dogo Onsengai.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama tour site.

You can ride a ferry from Hatsukaichi to Matsuyama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Matsuyama can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Otoyo-cho.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Spas · Neighborhoods · Baths · Parks

Otoyo-cho, Japan

— 3 nights
Sugi no Osugi has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): make a trip to Sugi no Osugi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Otoyo-cho trip site.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Otoyo-cho takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Otoyo-cho are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Okayama.
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Okayama, Japan

A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
On the 3rd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle and then admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Okayama trip app.

Traveling by train from Otoyo-cho to Okayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Otoyo-cho in November, expect Okayama to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks · Historic Sites

Kyoto, Japan

— 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.
To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kyoto online travel route planner.

Getting from Okayama to Kyoto by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Osaka, Japan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle and then make a trip to Kuromon Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka tour planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.