29 days in East Asia Itinerary

29 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

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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 Inokashira Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Yasaka Daijin, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more), Yokohama (Kishamichi Promenade, Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama, &more) and Takahata Fudoson Kongo-ji Temple (in Hino). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at ARONA SPA, admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and walk around Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo online trip maker.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tokyo is 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel 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 3.5 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 drive 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 Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck). Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Awaji (Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park, Izanagi Shrine, &more), Kobe (Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens & Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki)) and Mino (Minoo Park & Katsuo-ji Temple). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Kids Plaza Osaka, and don't miss a visit to 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 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 travel 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 some stellar pictures from Shimanami Kaido.

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

Traveling by train from Osaka to Onomichi takes 2.5 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 JMSDF Kure Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Daishoin Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Onomichi to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips