49 days in East Asia Itinerary

49 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Yamagata
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Akita
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Hakodate
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Noboribetsu
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Otaru
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Maizuru
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Miyazu
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Toyooka
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Osaka
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Kagoshima
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Beppu
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Hiroshima
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Nagoya
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Tokyo
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Tokyo

— 4 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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. You will leave for Yamagata on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Yamagata

— 3 nights
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yamagata trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tokyo to Yamagata by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect Yamagata to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 46°F. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to Akita.

Things to do in Yamagata

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Akita

— 3 nights
The coastal city of Akita has gained a wider reputation for its Kanto Matsuri, or "pole lantern festival," where skilled performers balance long bamboo poles on their foreheads with glowing paper lanterns attached to the end.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Akita trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Yamagata to Akita in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Akita sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to Hakodate.

Things to do in Akita

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Hakodate

— 3 nights

City of Lights

A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
For maps and tourist information, go to the Hakodate holiday website.

You can fly from Akita to Hakodate in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. April in Hakodate sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 41°F at night. On the 20th (Wed), you're off to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Noboribetsu

— 3 nights
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Noboribetsu road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Otaru.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Otaru

— 3 nights

Town of Hills

The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Otaru trip planner.

Getting from Noboribetsu to Otaru by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Noboribetsu in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Otaru: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 43°F at night. On the 26th (Tue), you're off to Maizuru.

Things to do in Otaru

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Maizuru

— 1 night
Maizuru is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on an inlet of the Sea of Japan. To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Maizuru trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Otaru to Maizuru with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Otaru in April, with highs in Maizuru at 63°F and lows at 52°F. You will leave for Miyazu on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Maizuru

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Miyazu

— 3 nights
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Miyazu holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Maizuru to Miyazu takes an hour. In April in Miyazu, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. You will leave for Toyooka on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Miyazu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Toyooka

— 3 nights
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Toyooka trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Miyazu to Toyooka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 62°F. You will leave for Osaka on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Toyooka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Osaka using our trip planner.

You can drive from Toyooka to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will leave for Kagoshima on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Kagoshima

— 3 nights

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kagoshima vacation planner.

You can fly from Osaka to Kagoshima in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Kagoshima, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 12th (Thu), you're off to Beppu.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Beppu

— 2 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Beppu online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Beppu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kagoshima in May, you will find days in Beppu are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). You will leave for Hiroshima on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Beppu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Hiroshima

— 3 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.
To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Beppu to Hiroshima takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Nagoya

— 3 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Nagoya trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Nagoya by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in May, expect nights in Nagoya to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. You will leave for Tokyo on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Tokyo

— 4 nights
To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour planner.

Getting from Nagoya to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Nagoya, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 61°F. You will leave for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums