33 days in East Asia Itinerary

33 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Fuji
— 5 nights
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Nagoya
— 5 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 9 nights
Fly
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Fukuoka
— 6 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as University of Tokyo and Akasaka Palace (State Guesthouse). Venture out of the city with trips to Minatomirai (Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, &more), Fujiyoshida (Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, Chureito Pagoda, &more) and Yokohama (NYK Hikawamaru, Yamashita Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo Garden, stroll around Meiji Jingu Gaien, enjoy breathtaking views from Observatory, Seaside Top, and make a trip to Hozomon.

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Auckland, New Zealand to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Tokyo, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in December, expect nights in Tokyo to be cooler, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a train to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Fuji

— 5 nights
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Tanuki and Shizuoka Sengen Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Fuji side-trips: Kuon-ji Temple (in Minobu-cho), Shizuoka (Satta-toge Pass, Yui Honjin Park, &more) and Shiraito Falls (in Fujinomiya). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Gotemba Kogen Toki no Sumika, stroll around Yusui Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, and contemplate the waterfront views at Susono Fishing Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fuji trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Fuji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fuji

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Nagoya

— 5 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tsukiyominomiya and Sawada Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Nabana no Sato (in Kuwana), Ise (Sarutahiko Shrine, Ise Shrine Geku, &more) and Ishikawa River (in Taketoyo-cho). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Tokoname City Pottery Footpath, don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagoya journey maker tool.

You can drive from Fuji to Nagoya in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fuji in December; daily highs in Nagoya reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 9 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Minoo Park and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Suita (The Tower of the Sun & Expo '70 Commemorative Park), Osaka (Umeda Sky Building, Nakanoshima Park, &more) and Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jojakkoji Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, contemplate the long history of Honen-in, and admire the landmark architecture of Suiro kaku.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto tour builder.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Nagoya, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Fukuoka

— 6 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yutoku Inari Shrine and Old Moji Zeikan. Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Tsugiba (in Kashima), Takeo City Library (in Takeo) and Nanzoin (in Sasaguri-machi). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History, visit Nakasu District, get in on the family fun at Space World, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyajidake Shrine.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka road trip site.

You can fly from Kyoto to Fukuoka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips