46 days in East Asia Itinerary

46 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Yokohama
— 2 nights
Subway to Shin-Yokohama, Train to Nagoya
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Nagoya
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Osaka
— 7 nights
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Kobe
— 6 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Kumamoto
— 3 nights
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Fukuoka
— 2 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, make a trip to Tokyo Skytree, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

Billund, Denmark to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Billund to Tokyo. Traveling from Billund in April, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Yokohama

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Yokohama Museum of Art. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, then don't miss a visit to Kōtoku-in, and finally walk around Yamashita Park.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Yokohama trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Yokohama by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Yokohama can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Nagoya

— 6 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Get out of town with these interesting Nagoya side-trips: Nakasendo Magome-juku (in Nakatsugawa), Nakasendo Tsumagojuku (in Nagiso-machi) and Kuwana (Nabana no Sato & The Moroto Garden). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagoya visit planner.

You can do a combination of subway and train from Yokohama to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Nagoya are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 7 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 Yodo River Park Sewaritei District in Yawata--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and make a trip to Gion.

Before you visit Kyoto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya in April, plan for a bit 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 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Koya-cho (Saito, Mt. Koya, &more) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, make a trip to Kuromon Market, and wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Osaka tour planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Kobe

— 6 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: Shukugawa Park (in Nishinomiya) and Himeji (Otemae Street, Koko-en, &more). There's lots more to do: deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, get to know the resident critters at Kobe Oji Zoo, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and take a memorable drive along Royu Driveway.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kobe trip planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Kobe in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Kobe, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kobe to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kumamoto

— 3 nights
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Get out of town with these interesting Kumamoto side-trips: Takachiho-cho (Kaguraden, Takachiho Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, stop by KUMAMON products Nagataniya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of KATO Kiyomasa.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kumamoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Fukuoka

— 2 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.
Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Dazaifu (Kyushu National Museum, Komyozen-ji Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Ohori Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine, and admire the natural beauty at Ohorikoen Japanese Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Fukuoka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip