31 days in East Asia Itinerary

31 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
Drive
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Higashimurayama
— 3 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Takamatsu
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Takamatsu
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Naoshima-cho
— 3 nights
Ferry to Uno Port, Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 8 nights
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Tokyo

— 6 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, visit Odaiba District, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

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Vancouver, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vancouver to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Higashimurayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Higashimurayama

— 3 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ghibli Museum Mitaka and Saitama Children Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Higashimurayama side-trips: Musashino (Kichijoji & Inokashira Park), Minamisawa Ajisaiyama (in Akiruno) and BorneLund KID-O-KID, Yomiuri Land (in Inagi).

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Higashimurayama online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Higashimurayama in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect nights in Higashimurayama to be somewhat warmer, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Higashimurayama

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Takamatsu

— 4 nights

Gateway to Shikoku

A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ritsurin Garden and Kotohiragu shrine office. Explore Takamatsu's surroundings by going to Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama), Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more) and Kotohira-gu (in Kotohira-cho). The adventure continues: make a trip to Zuiganji Temple, explore the world behind art at Otsuka Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Nogi Museum, and examine the collection at Ha Art Museum.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Takamatsu trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Higashimurayama to Takamatsu. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Higashimurayama in March since evenings lows in Takamatsu dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Naoshima-cho

— 3 nights
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naoshima-cho: Teshima Art Museum (in Teshima), Manabe Island (in Kasaoka) and Kannon-ji Temple (in Tamano). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Otabu Gyoko Genroku Bohatei, admire the striking features of Naoshima Hall, admire the natural beauty at Fuji Park, and see the interesting displays at 007 Museum.

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Ride a ferry from Takamatsu to Naoshima-cho in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 6 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.
Attractions like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Toba Aquarium (in Toba) and Ise (Jingu Chokokan Museum & Ise Grand Shrine). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk, and stop by Arashiyama.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Naoshima-cho to Kyoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more), Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more) and Himeji (Nagoyama Reien Busharito, Koko-en, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Kuromon Market, find something for the whole family at SpaWorld, and stroll around Kiminocho Kamifureai Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka travel planning app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Osaka are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tokyo Prefecture travel guide

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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.