58 days in East Asia Itinerary

58 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Narita
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Hakodate
— 3 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 1 night
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
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Wakkanai
— 1 night
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Rebun-cho
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Wakkanai
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Miyazu
— 1 night
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Toyooka
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Nikko
— 2 nights
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Sendai
— 4 nights
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Akita
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
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Narita

— 1 night
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Narita trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Narita is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Narita. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Narita, with lows around 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Narita to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 60°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for Hakodate.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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 photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hakodate day trip app.

Take a train from Tokyo to Hakodate in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in October, expect Hakodate to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Noboribetsu

— 1 night
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Noboribetsu can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sapporo.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Sapporo

— 3 nights

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sapporo online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Wakkanai.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Wakkanai

— 1 night

Wind Town

The northernmost city in the country, Wakkanai experiences constant exposure to the elements, with windy and snow-covered winters perhaps its main claim to fame on a national level.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wakkanai trip site.

Fly from Sapporo to Wakkanai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Wakkanai can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Rebun-cho.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Rebun-cho

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Rebun-cho tour itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Wakkanai to Rebun-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Rebun-cho sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 47°F at night. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Rebun-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Wakkanai

— 2 nights

Wind Town

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): browse the exhibits of 100th Year Memorial Tower, then contemplate the long history of Former Seto House, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Wakkanai Fukuko Ichiba.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Wakkanai day trip website.

Ride a ferry from Rebun-cho to Wakkanai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sapporo.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Sapporo

— 1 night

CIty of Ramen

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Wakkanai to Sapporo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Tokyo

— 3 nights
To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Tokyo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Sapporo in October, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 72°F and 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Kyoto

— 6 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.
To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip maker app.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Miyazu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Miyazu

— 1 night
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyazu tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Miyazu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in October, expect nights in Miyazu to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Toyooka.

Things to do in Miyazu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Toyooka

— 2 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 photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Toyooka tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Miyazu to Toyooka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Toyooka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Osaka

— 3 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.
For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Toyooka to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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.
To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip app.

Getting from Osaka to Fukuoka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Nagasaki

— 3 nights

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Nagasaki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Tokyo

— 4 nights
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You can take a train from Nagasaki to Tokyo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Nikko

— 2 nights
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nikko route app.

Take a train from Tokyo to Nikko in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nikko, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 52°F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Sendai

— 4 nights
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sendai trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Nikko to Sendai by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Sendai, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 49°F at night. You will leave for Akita on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Akita

— 4 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.
For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Akita trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Sendai to Akita in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Akita when traveling from Sendai in November, with lows around 38°F. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Akita

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Tokyo

— 6 nights
To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Akita to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In November, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Akita - with highs of 62°F and lows of 49°F. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums