29 days in East Asia Itinerary

29 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

Make it your trip
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Kochi
— 7 nights
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Naruto
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 10 nights
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Osaka

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). The adventure continues: stop by Dotombori District, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: highs in Osaka hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Kochi.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kochi

— 7 nights
The port city of Kochi has a rich and varied history that has left its mark on the look and feel of the urban area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi: Tosa Kokuga Ato (in Nankoku), Ryugado Cave (in Kami) and Miyoshi (Oboke Koboke, Iya Kazura Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Katsura Hama, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunteki Shrine, and get engrossed in the history at Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Kochi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Kochi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Naruto.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Naruto

— 4 nights
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Explore Naruto's surroundings by going to Himeji (Himeji Castle, Koko-en, &more), Takamatsu (Shikoku Mura Village & Ritsurin Garden) and Tokushima (Awa Odori Hall & Mount Bizan). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, step into the grandiose world of Wakayama Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Awa Shrine, and contemplate the waterfront views at Naruto Whirlpools.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Naruto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi to Naruto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kochi in April, expect nights in Naruto to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Naruto

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 10 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland), Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (in Minatomirai) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Odaiba District, visit Ginza, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and walk around Ueno Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip tool.

Getting from Naruto to Tokyo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Naruto in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 22°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokushima Prefecture travel guide

3.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bridges · Landmarks
Tokushima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on Shikoku island. The capital is the city of Tokushima.

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Tokyo Prefecture travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
A tour of Tokyo Prefecture reveals many eateries, markets, and museums, with sightseeing opportunities available for every type of traveler. Bright bursts of lights and billboards on modern buildings contrast the ornate, traditional architecture there. Don't forget to visit Izu Islands, easily accessible from the capital as an ideal day trip option.