45 days in East Asia Itinerary

45 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan attractions planner

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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Toyama
— 2 nights
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Yokohama
— 5 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
Bus to Odawara Station, Train to Hikone
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Hikone
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Nara
— 4 nights
Train to Namba(Subway), Train to Fukuoka
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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 8 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tokyo Gaijins - Day Tours and Rental Kimono Sakura. Head to Ginza and Asakusafor some retail therapy. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, stop by Odaiba District, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker app.

Billum, Denmark to Tokyo is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Billum to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Billum in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Toyama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Toyama

— 2 nights
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
Get in touch with nature at Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. Change things up with these side-trips from Toyama: Kanazawa (Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, Kenrokuen Garden, &more).

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Toyama road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Toyama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Toyama is a bit cooler than Tokyo - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Yokohama.

Things to do in Toyama

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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.
Get outdoors at Ito Diving Service Bommie and Mt. Takao. Do your shopping at Yokohama Chinatown and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yokohama: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Kōtoku-in, &more) and Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sankeien Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, get engrossed in the history at Yokohama Archives of History, and see the interesting displays at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama.

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Getting from Toyama to Yokohama by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Toyama in March, Yokohama is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Visiting Mount Fuji and Lake Ashinoko will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Pola Museum of Art or Gotemba Premium Outlets. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakone-machi: Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, take in nature's colorful creations at Hakone Shisseikaen, and make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi holiday maker site.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Yokohama to Hakone-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Yokohama in April, you will find days in Hakone-machi are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to Hikone.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Hikone

— 3 nights
A small city on the shores of the country's largest lake, Hikone draws in visitors with its fine castle.
Head to Itoju Honten and Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuofor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Lake Biwa and Metasequoia Namiki. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hikone: Hachiman-bori (in Omihachiman) and Kaizu Osaki (in Takashima). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Hikone Castle, examine the collection at Hikone Castle Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Genkyuen Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hikone trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hakone-machi to Hikone takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hakone-machi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hikone, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hikone

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 4 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.
Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Ninja Dojo and Storefor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Takao and Ume Sakura. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary tool.

Take a train from Hikone to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hikone in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Osaka

— 5 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 the city life by going to Mt. Koya and Mt. Yoshino. Shop till you drop at Dotombori District and Minami (Namba). Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, walk around Shin Satoyama, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara

— 4 nights

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.
Head to Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo and Nara Familyfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Nara Park and Mt. Wakakusa. And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at Japan Tour Adventure in Nara, admire the natural beauty at Manyo Botanical Garden, stroll through Rokuen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daibutsuden.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nara trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Fukuoka

— 3 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.
Visiting Ishizumi Rice Terraces and Mifuneyama Rakuen will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Dazaifu Tenman-gu (in Dazaifu) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Yanagawa). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, stroll around Maizuru Park, go for a walk through Ohori Park, and admire the striking features of Hakata Station.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Nara to Fukuoka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips