32 days in East Asia Itinerary

32 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Kobe
— 5 nights
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Naha
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
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Hateruma-jima
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Tokyo
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Osaka

— 4 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: Nara (Todaiji Keidaicho, Nara Park, &more) and Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple, Mt. Koya, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, look for gifts at Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, and have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka sightseeing planner.

Moscow, Russia to Osaka is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 6 hours. Traveling from Moscow in October, things will get much warmer in Osaka: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Kobe

— 5 nights
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kobe: Yoneda Taishiji Temple (in Takasago), Amore Beach (in Akashi) and Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Maiko Marine Promenade, and take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kobe trip tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Kobe sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Naha.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Naha

— 3 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Motobu-cho (Bisezaki, Okichan Theater, &more) and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park (in Itoman). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Clara Church, get your game on at Ryuso Studio Chura Bijin, and make a trip to Kokusaidori.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Naha day trip app.

You can fly from Kobe to Naha in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kobe in October: high temperatures in Naha hover around 33°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ishigaki

— 5 nights
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, add some fun to your beach time Fusaki Beach, walk around Kabira Park, and kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip planner.

You can fly from Naha to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Hateruma-jima

— 1 night
On the 7th (Sat), make a trip to Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan, make a trip to Cape Takanazaki, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nishihama Beach, and finally get outside with Coral Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hateruma-jima vacation maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ishigaki to Hateruma-jima. In November, daily temperatures in Hateruma-jima can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Tokyo Disneyland (in Maihama) and Hakone-machi (Lake Ashinoko, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Hateruma-jima to Tokyo with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hateruma-jima in November: highs in Tokyo hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Aquariums
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over long. The Ryukyus extend southwest from Kyushu (the southwesternmost of Japan's four main islands) to Taiwan. The Okinawa Prefecture encompasses the southern two thirds of that chain. Naha, Okinawa's capital, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.Although Okinawa comprises just 0.6 percent of Japan's total land mass, about 75 percent of all U.S. military installations stationed in Japan are assigned in Okinawa. Currently about 26,000 of the U.S. troops deployed in Japan are based in the prefecture.

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