6 days in East Asia Itinerary

6 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 day
Train
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
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Kurashiki
— 1 night
Drive
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Kochi
— 1 night
Fly

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Tokyo

— 1 day
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.
On the 11th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planning website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Tokyo. In May, daytime highs in Tokyo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites

Osaka

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Dotombori District, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka tour builder app.

Fly from Tokyo to Osaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Osaka sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hiroshima

— 1 night

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 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima route planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites

Kurashiki

— 1 night
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, admire the masterpieces at Ohara Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Japanese Rural Toy Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Washu.

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Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kurashiki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Kurashiki are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Kochi

— 1 night
The port city of Kochi has a rich and varied history that has left its mark on the look and feel of the urban area.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tosa Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenshibuji Temple, kick back and relax at Katsura Hama, then appreciate the history behind Chosokabe Motochika Statue, then head outdoors with Wanpaku Kochi, and finally stop by Hirome Ichiba.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Kurashiki to Kochi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kochi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kochi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Okayama Prefecture travel guide

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Gardens · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas
Okayama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on the main island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Okayama.HistoryPrior to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the area of present-day Okayama Prefecture was divided between Bitchū, Bizen and Mimasaka Provinces. Okayama Prefecture was formed and named in 1871 as part of the large-scale administrative reforms of the early Meiji period (1868–1912), and the borders of the prefecture were set in 1876.GeographyOkayama Prefecture borders Hyōgo Prefecture, Tottori Prefecture, and Hiroshima Prefecture. It faces Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea and includes 90 islands in the sea.Okayama Prefecture is home to the historic town of Kurashiki. Most of the population is concentrated around Kurashiki and Okayama. The small villages in the northern mountain region are aging and declining in population - more than half of the prefectures municipalities are officially designated as depopulated.

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