29 days in East Asia Itinerary

29 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Ise
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kumano
— 1 night
Drive
6
Koya-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive
10
Matsumoto
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Kiso-machi
— 1 night
Drive
12
Fuji
— 2 nights
Train
13
Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Akihabara, then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip maker tool.

Gold Coast, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gold Coast to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Nagoya

— 4 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Get out of town with these interesting Nagoya side-trips: Chubu Park (in Toin-cho), Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama) and Kuwana (Nabana no Sato & Kuwana Castle). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, and see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagoya sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Nagoya, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ise

— 2 nights
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Okage Yokocho, steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meotoiwa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Futami Okitama Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Sengukan, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ise Meotoiwa Interactive Aquarium (Ise Sea Paradise), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Shrine Geku.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ise journey app.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Ise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nagoya in April since evenings lows in Ise dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Nachikatsura-cho

— 2 nights
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
On the 18th (Wed), stop by Mt. Nachi Tourist Center, admire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, and finally don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Hayatama Taisha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamikura Shrine, then explore the striking landscape at Hashigui Rock, and finally don't miss a visit to Cape Shionomisaki.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nachikatsura-cho attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ise to Nachikatsura-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kumano.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Kumano

— 1 night
On the 20th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jofuku no Miya Shrine and then don't miss a visit to Onigajo.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kumano day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Kumano takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kumano are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kumano

Historic Sites

Koya-cho

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, then examine the collection at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meisen-in Temple, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Koyasan Choishi Michi, contemplate the long history of Koyasan Daimon, make a trip to Koyasan Station, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tokugawa's Mausoleum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koyasan Danjo Garan.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Koya-cho journey planner.

Drive from Kumano to Koya-cho in 3 hours. Traveling from Kumano in April, plan for little chillier nights in Koya-cho, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Osaka

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka online tour planner.

You can drive from Koya-cho to Osaka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kanazawa

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 27th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Nagamachi Neighborhood, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, browse the different shops at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Tsuzumi Gate, then make a trip to Kanazawa Station, and finally snap pictures at Asanogawa Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa tour builder.

You can drive from Osaka to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Osaka in April: high temperatures in Kanazawa hover around 20°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Takayama

— 1 night
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.
On the 29th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, then snap pictures at Nakabashi Bridge, then wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, and finally see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Takayama travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Matsumoto

— 2 nights
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
On the 30th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Matsumoto City Art Museum, then take a stroll through Nawate Shopping District, then explore the activities along Lake Suwa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suwa Shrine. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Takahashi Family Residence, then explore the activities along Pond Tashiro, and then explore the activities along Taisho Pond.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Matsumoto trip planner.

Drive from Takayama to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Matsumoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Kiso-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kiso-machi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get outside with Kaidakogen Plateau.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kiso-machi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Kiso-machi takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kiso-machi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Kiso-machi

Outdoors

Fuji

— 2 nights
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. On the 3rd (Thu), stroll around Mount Fuji Children's World and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Clematis no Oka, make a trip to Rakujuen Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mishima Taisha, then get to know the fascinating history of Gempeigawa River, and finally walk around Kakitagawa Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fuji vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kiso-machi to Fuji takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, then walk around Ueno Park, then get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Fuji to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fuji in May: highs in Tokyo hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Chubu travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Castles
In the middle of Japan's largest island, the region of Chubu remains best known for its picturesque natural scenery and numerous hot springs. The region contains the rugged Japanese Alps, which separate the country's sunny Pacific from the snowy Sea of Japan side. Thanks to this high mountain range, most vacations in Chubu include skiing in the cold months and hiking in the warmer part of the year. Don't miss a tour of Mount Fuji, Japan's enduring symbol and a hugely popular attraction, both for climbing and viewing. When you need to add some urban flair to your Chubu itinerary, the large city of Nagoya holds plenty of appeal with museums, shrines, and parks.