32 days in East Asia Itinerary

32 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation planner

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Tokyo
— 9 nights
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Yokohama
— 5 nights
Subway to Shin-Yokohama, Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 8 nights
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Sapporo
— 9 nights
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Tokyo

— 9 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, stop by Akihabara, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip builder site.

Paris, France to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Yokohama

— 5 nights
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yokohama: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple Scenic Walkway, Hase-dera Temple, &more), Hakone Skyline (in Gotemba) and Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), &more). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo, and examine the collection at Yokohama Silk Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yokohama trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yokohama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Yokohama sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 8 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Universal Studios Japan, &more), Nara (Yu Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten Japan City Nara Sanjo, Nara Park, &more) and Hakutakarokusuien (in Nishinomiya). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and visit Dotombori District.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kyoto journey planner.

Do a combination of subway and train from Yokohama to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of subway and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Sapporo

— 9 nights

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Leksand Memorial Park (in Tobetsu-cho), Otaru (Otaru-shi General Museum, Otaru Canal, &more) and Noboribetsu (Oyunuma, Jigokudani, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Asadaen Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at Royce Rose Garden, take a stroll through Susukino, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sapporo online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Sapporo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in August; daily highs in Sapporo reach 27°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Classes · Tours · Nature

Side Trips