32 days in East Asia Itinerary

32 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Kamakura
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Numazu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 6 nights
Fly

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Tokyo

— 7 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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo journey builder.

Exeter, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Kamakura

— 4 nights

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Step out of Kamakura to go to Tateyama and see Ito Diving Service Bommie, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, get great views at Hase-dera Temple Scenic Walkway, contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nagoe Excavation.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kamakura day trip app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kamakura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in July, you will find days in Kamakura are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hakone-machi

— 5 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Explore Hakone-machi's surroundings by going to Yamanakako-mura (Mt. Ishiwari, Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck, &more), Fujiyoshida (Shinsekai Kanpai Street & Onshirin Garden) and Shimoda (Nabetahama Beach, Tatadohama Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, snap pictures at Oshino Omiya Bridge, steep yourself in history at Kazurayama Castle Ruins, and make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kamakura to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Numazu.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Numazu

— 3 nights
Numazu tourism focuses primarily on what lies just outside of the town, with the urban area providing a base for wider regional, natural explorations.
Explore Numazu's surroundings by going to Jurigi Highlands (in Susono), Shiraito Falls (in Fujinomiya) and Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, Lake Kawaguchi, &more). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, take a memorable drive along Nishiizu Skyline, get great views at Kirameki no Oka Observation Area, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Numazu online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Numazu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in July, you will find days in Numazu are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Numazu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Todai-ji Temple in Nara--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, make a trip to Gion, and examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Numazu to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Numazu in July, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle), Yoneda Taishiji Temple (in Takasago) and Gyoja no Taki (in Izumisano). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips