29 days in East Asia Itinerary

29 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 12 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 8 nights
Train
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Onomichi
— 2 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 12 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Takahata Fudoson Kongo-ji Temple (in Hino), Kamakura (Yasaka Daijin, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more) and Yokohama (Kishamichi Promenade, Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama, &more). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Arona Spa, take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning website.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In June, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamigamo Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Chishaku-in, take in the spiritual surroundings of Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mimurotoji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Juhachi Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gokuraku-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, and finally take a stroll through Shinbashi Dori.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel route builder site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka

— 8 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Expo '70 Commemorative Park and Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki). Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Mino (Minoo Park & Katsuo-ji Temple), Awaji (Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park, Izanagi Shrine, &more) and Kobe (Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck) & Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, stop by Dotombori District, and stroll through Nakanoshima Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka road trip planning website.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Onomichi.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Onomichi

— 2 nights
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 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Hakata Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kosanji Temple, explore the world behind art at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, then get outside with Ikuchijima, then walk around Senkoji & Senkoji Park, and finally make a trip to Neko no Hosomichi. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takami, observe the fascinating underwater world at Fukuyama University Marine Biocenter Aquarium, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Shirataki, then make a trip to Kojoji Temple, and finally take in the views from Shimanami Kaido.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Onomichi trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Onomichi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Onomichi, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Onomichi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hiroshima

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Peace Bell and Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Daishoin Temple, &more) and JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and see the interesting displays at Mazda Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima day trip tool.

You can take a train from Onomichi to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips