27 days in East Asia Itinerary

27 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

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Tokyo
— 1 day
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yanai
— 1 day
Drive
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Iwakuni
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Izumo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yasugi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matsue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tottori
— 3 nights
Drive
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Okayama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kurashiki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Okayama
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, then don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Hachiko.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and then appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip tool.

Fly from Tokyo to Hiroshima in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yanai.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Yanai

— 1 day
Yanai is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Yamaguchi Flower Land, snap pictures at Oshima Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Yanai Nishigura, examine the collection at Sagawa Shoyu-gura, then make a trip to Kunnimori Residency, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Yanai Furuichi Kanaya district traditional buildings preservation district.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yanai journey app.

Drive from Hiroshima to Yanai in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Iwakuni.

Things to do in Yanai

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods

Iwakuni

— 2 nights
The castle town of Iwakuni has an interesting and varied history populated by samurai warriors and U.S. military personnel.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Itsukushima Shrine Treasure Hall and then get to know the fascinating history of Miyajima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Statue of Sasaki Kojiro, snap pictures at Kintaikyo Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Iwakuni Castle, see the interesting displays at Iwakuni Shirohebi Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kikko Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Iwakuni Chokokan.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Iwakuni sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Yanai to Iwakuni takes an hour. June in Iwakuni sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Iwakuni

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and then appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planning website.

You can drive from Iwakuni to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Oda.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Oda

— 2 nights
The small town of Oda, situated in central Shimane, lies nestled in the foothills of the prefecture's tallest mountain, overlooking the scenic coastline of the Sea of Japan.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Iwami Silvermine Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Yunotsu Onsen, get engrossed in the history at Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center, don't miss a visit to Omori Townscape, then don't miss a visit to Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, and finally delve into the distant past at Shimizudani Smelter Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Daisen-Oki National Park Mt. Sambe, don't miss a visit to Kumagai Family's House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 500 Luohans, then see the interesting displays at Nima Sand Museum, and finally stroll through Kotogahama Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oda day trip tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Oda by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Izumo.

Things to do in Oda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Baths

Izumo

— 3 nights
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
Venture out of the city with trips to Unnan (Yaedaki Falls & Shiogahira Onsen). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Grand Shrine, stroll through Hinomisaki Coast, explore the ancient world of Kojindani Ruin, and enjoy the sand and surf at Inasa Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Izumo trip planner.

You can drive from Oda to Izumo in an hour. In June in Izumo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yasugi.

Things to do in Izumo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Yasugi

— 2 nights
Yasugi is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan.As of March 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 38,875 and a population density of 92 persons per kmĀ². Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Yasugi Standing History Museum, admire the natural beauty at Adachi Museum of Art, step into the grandiose world of Gassan Toda castle, steep yourself in history at Yamanaka Palace Remains, then admire the masterpieces at Kano Museum of Art, Yasugi City, and finally walk around Izumo Orinoki Swan Farm Village. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Wako Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then don't miss a visit to Gegege no Nyoubou's birthplace & Stone Tsunagi, then relax and rejuvenate at Minato Onsen Honokami, and finally make a trip to Kitaro Tairyo Shrine.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yasugi trip planner.

You can drive from Izumo to Yasugi in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Yasugi are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Matsue.

Things to do in Yasugi

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Matsue

— 3 nights
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsue: Sakaiminato (Eshima Ohashi Bridge & The Mizuki Shigeru Road). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Tamatsukuri Onsen, take in nature's colorful creations at Yuushien Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaegaki Shrine.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Matsue online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yasugi to Matsue by car takes about an hour. In June, daytime highs in Matsue are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tottori.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Tottori

— 3 nights
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tottori: Misasa-cho (Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple, Onsen Resorts, &more), Arayu (in Shinonsen-cho) and Kurayoshi (Akagawara Nigokan, Shirakabe Dozogun Akagawara, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Tottori Sand Dunes, explore the engaging exhibits at Warabekan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hakuto Beach, and admire the masterpieces at The Sand Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tottori day trip tool.

You can drive from Matsue to Tottori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daytime highs in Tottori are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Okayama.

Things to do in Tottori

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Okayama

— 2 nights
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Momotaro Statue, take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at AEON MALL Mall Okayama. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Inujima Seirensho Art Museum, step off the mainland to explore Inujima, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Kibi Plain Bicycle Route, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kibitsu Shrine, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Sun Station Terrace Okayama.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Okayama online trip builder.

Drive from Tottori to Okayama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Okayama sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kurashiki

— 2 nights
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Achi Shrine, don't miss a visit to Chugoku Bank Kurashiki Hommachi Branch Office, get to know the fascinating history of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, then explore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art, then don't miss a visit to Kurashiki Ivy Square, and finally see the interesting displays at Japanese Rural Toy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Marugame Castle, take a memorable drive along Great Seto Bridge, contemplate the long history of Takahashi City Old Samurai Residences, then step into the grandiose world of Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Bitchu Matsuyama Castle Onegoya Ruins.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kurashiki tour planner.

You can drive from Okayama to Kurashiki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kurashiki can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Okayama.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Okayama

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stroll around Ishiyama Park, admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden, explore the world behind art at Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan), then appreciate the history behind Momotaro Statue, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at AEON MALL Mall Okayama. On the next day, walk around Ujo Park, step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle, admire the masterpieces at Okayama Orient Museum, look for gifts at RSK Bara Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kibitsu Shrine, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Sun Station Terrace Okayama.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Okayama road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kurashiki to Okayama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Okayama

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums