31 days in East Asia Itinerary

31 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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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Sapporo
— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hakone Museum of Art and Kokyo Gaien National Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine (in Fujiyoshida), Jogashima Island (in Jogashima) and Kinchakuda Manjushage Park (in Hidaka). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, walk around Daiba Park, and steep yourself in history at Hozomon.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour website.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Tokyo. Traveling from Perth in November, expect nights in Tokyo to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are much colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jojakkoji Temple and Enkō-ji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Tsukiyominomiya (in Ise), Minoo Park (in Mino) and Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan (in Uji). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jingoji Temple, have some family-friendly fun at NINJA VR KYOTO, take in nature's colorful creations at Daitoku-ji Temple, and contemplate the long history of Hosenin.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 Kasugayama and Waplus Nara. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Daibutsuden, steep yourself in history at Nishinokyo District, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Harushika Brewery, and admire the striking features of Todai-ji Temple Nandai Gate.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nara online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Nara are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Beppu.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Classes · Outdoors

Beppu

— 2 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yamanami Highway and Angel Kimono Rental Beppu. Step out of Beppu with an excursion to Ikeyama Springs in Ubuyama-mura--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Shidakako Lake, get outside with Bozu Jigoku, admire the verdant scenery at Yufugawa Valley, and don't miss a visit to Cat Cafe Neko with fortune telling.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Beppu trip planner.

Getting from Nara to Beppu by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. December in Beppu sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature · Parks · 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yusentei Park and Kashii-gu. Take a break from Fukuoka with a short trip to Daikozenji Temple in Kiyama-cho, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Ohorikoen Japanese Garden, walk around Tenjin Central Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shikaumi Shrine, and get your game on at Fukuro no Mise, Hakata.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka trip planner.

Getting from Beppu to Fukuoka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Motoyasu River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound, then appreciate the history behind Peace Flame, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Shishiiwa Tenbodai.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Hiroshima route maker website.

Take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Takayama.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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 Wine Tours & Tastings and Hikaru Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Takayama side-trips: Senjojiki Cirque (in Komagane), Pond Tashiro (in Matsumoto) and Mikurigaike Pond (in Tateyama-machi). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Norikura Summit Tatamidaira, snap pictures at Nakabashi Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Takayama travel app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Takayama in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Hiroshima, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Takayama, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 2 nights
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Former Shiba Rikyu Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Kiyosumi Teien, and finally make a trip to Kyu Iwasakitei Teien.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tokyo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Takayama in December: highs in Tokyo hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Sapporo

— 3 nights

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
On the 22nd (Tue), stroll around Hiraoka Park and then fly down the slopes at Sapporo Teine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yotei, then admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum, then get outside with Ishiyama Ryokuchi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine.

You can plan Sapporo trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: highs in Sapporo hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -2°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips