33 days in East Asia Itinerary

33 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation planner

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Nara
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 27 nights

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Nara

— 1 night

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.
You've now added Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, stroll through Nara Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nara online trip planner.

If you are flying in from Croatia, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Nara are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Osaka

— 2 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.
Step out of Osaka to go to Kobe and see Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, and take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner.

Drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kyoto

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then take an in-depth tour of Kyoto National Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take a stroll through Gion.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Tokyo

— 27 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Imperial Palace, Lumine the Yoshimoto, Hedgehog Cafe HARRY, Harajuku, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Yokohama Museum of Art (in Minatomirai), Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, &more) and Kamakura (KĊtoku-in, Hase-dera Temple, &more). Have a day of magic on the 15th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip builder website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips