28 days in East Asia Itinerary

28 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey maker

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nara
— 3 nights
Fly
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Beppu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Takayama
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kobuntei and Arona Spa. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kichijoji (in Musashino) and Mito (Mito Castle Remains, Kodokan Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hozomon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atago Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Observatory, Seaside Top, and explore the activities along Sumida River.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip planning app.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from London to Tokyo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple and Honen-in. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Chishaku-in, take in nature's colorful creations at Shosei-en Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), and take in the waterfront at Takasegawa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kyoto tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara

— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall and Joruri Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Nara: Taimadera Temple (in Katsuragi), Ruins of Takatori Castle (in Takatori-cho) and Matabeezakura (in Uda). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Naramachi Mechanical Toy Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokondo, don't miss a visit to Daibutsuden, and contemplate the long history of Nishinokyo District.

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Drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Nara, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Beppu.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Beppu

— 2 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Explore hidden gems such as Kijima Kogen Park and Miyama Kirishima. Explore Beppu's surroundings by going to Kuju Mountain Range (in Kokonoe-machi), Taketa (Mt. Kuju & Kuju Highland) and Higashi Shiya Falls (in Usa). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Yufugawa Valley, hike along Mt. Tsurumi, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tsurunoyu, and explore the activities along Shidakako Lake.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Beppu trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Nara to Beppu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In March in Beppu, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Fukuoka

— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kushida Shrine and Fukuoka Tower. Venture out of the city with trips to Kitakyushu (Mojiko Retro, Kokura Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Nokonoshima Island, walk around Momochi Seaside Park, admire the natural beauty at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, and browse the different shops at JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beppu to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
On the next day, contemplate the long history of Former Bank of Japan Hiroshima, snap pictures at Aioi Bridge, appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, then don't miss a visit to Peace Flame, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirakami Shrine.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Takayama.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Takayama

— 4 nights
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oak Village and Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha. Get out of town with these interesting Takayama side-trips: Mt. Norikura Snow Resort (in Matsumoto), Kiso Fukushima Ski Resort (in Kiso-machi) and Yabuhara Kogen Ski Area (in Kiso-mura). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Squirrel Forest Hida Mountains Yaso Shizen Teien, get engrossed in the history at Takayama Municipal Government Memorial Hall, examine the collection at Hida Takayama Art and Festa Forest, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Soyuji Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Takayama road trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Takayama in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. When traveling from Hiroshima in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Takayama: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll around Hanegi Park, see the interesting displays at Ota Memorial Museum of Art, stroll the grounds of Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery, then stroll around Kitanomaru Park, and finally relax and rejuvenate at ERAWAN Thai Traditional Massage - Tokyo. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Honda Welcome Plaza Aoyama, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kokyo Gaien National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyu Kaneiji Five-Storied Pagoda, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, then walk around Sumida Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Toyo Bunko Museum.

Before you visit Tokyo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Takayama to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Takayama in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas