60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Tateyama
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Tateyama
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
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Fujiyoshida
— 4 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 5 nights
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Joetsu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ono
— 1 night
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Hikone
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nara
— 5 nights
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Osaka
— 6 nights
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Takamatsu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Okayama
— 3 nights
Drive
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Daisen-cho
— 1 night
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Tottori
— 1 night
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Himeji
— 2 nights
Drive to Kansai International Airport, Fly to Billum

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Tateyama

— 3 nights
Tateyama is a city located in southern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Take a break from the city and head to Ito Diving Service Bommie and Yomogi Fudodaki Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Tateyama side-trips: Oshima-machi (Mt. Mihara & Ura Desert), Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai (in Kyonan-machi) and Mt. Iyogatake (in Minamiboso). The adventure continues: hike along Ubara Risokyo and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amatsu Shinmeigu Shrine.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tateyama itinerary builder site.

Billum, Denmark to Tateyama is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. In March, Tateyama is somewhat warmer than Billum - with highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Tateyama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 7 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.
Head to Ginza and Takeshita Streetfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take a stroll through Asakusa, fulfill a lifelong dream with Tokyo Gaijins - Day Tours, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo tour planner.

You can drive from Tateyama to Tokyo in 2 hours. Traveling from Tateyama in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tokyo, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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 Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and Lake Ashinoko will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji), Keigashima Canyon (in Susono) and Ito (Jogasaki Coast, Mount Omuro, &more). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Pola Museum of Art. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida

— 4 nights
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Fuji and Fuji Safari Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Fujiyoshida: Fujinomiya (Kusushi Shrine, Kengamine, &more), Hijiri Falls (in Yamato-cho) and Mt.Momokura (in Otsuki). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takao, explore the activities along Waku Pond, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fujiyoshida trip builder website.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Fujiyoshida by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Fujiyoshida are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 5 nights
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Visiting Lake Kawaguchi and Joren Waterfall will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Mt. Ishiwari (in Yamanakako-mura), Fujinomiya (Shiraito Falls, Jimba Waterfalls, &more) and Fuefuki Togenkyo (in Fuefuki). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Hijiridake Mountain, admire the sheer force of Kenshin Falls, look for gifts at Mountaineering Gear Rental Shop La Mont, and indulge your senses at Fuji Bike Tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary builder site.

Fujikawaguchiko-machi is very close to Fujiyoshida. April in Fujikawaguchiko-machi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Joetsu.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Joetsu

— 5 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Snow Monkey Resorts (in Nagano) and Yamanouchi-machi (Okushiga Kogen Ski Area, Shigakogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area, &more).

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Joetsu day trip website.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Joetsu takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ono.

Things to do in Joetsu

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ono

— 1 night
Ōno is a city located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Jam Katsuyama.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ono road trip planner.

You can drive from Joetsu to Ono in 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ono are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Hikone.

Things to do in Ono

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Hikone

— 2 nights
A small city on the shores of the country's largest lake, Hikone draws in visitors with its fine castle.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fujiwara-dake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Ryugatake, and then explore the activities along Haikamo. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Takeshima Island, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Biwa, then get to know the fascinating history of Genkyuen Garden, and finally stop by Itoju Honten.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hikone trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ono to Hikone in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ono in April since evenings lows in Hikone dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hikone

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 5 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Ninja Dojo and Store. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, make a trip to Gion, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto attractions planning tool.

You can take a train from Hikone to Kyoto in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hikone in April: highs in Kyoto hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Classes

Nara

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Nara Park and Byobuiwa. Head to Studio Yamato Zakura and Experience YAMATOfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Nara: Mt.Takami (in Matsusaka), Yamanobe Street (in Tenri) and Mount Miwa (in Sakurai). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Todai-ji Temple, identify plant and animal life at Japan Tour Adventure in Nara, explore the activities along Saho River, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nara visit planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nara, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka

— 6 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.
Visiting Mt. Koya and Gyoja no Taki will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kobe (Mt. Rokko, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), &more) and Kozataki Falls (in Ashiya). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, admire the verdant scenery at Mukogawa Valley, and wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Osaka sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Osaka. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Takamatsu

— 3 nights

Gateway to Shikoku

A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Visiting Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks) and Yashima will get you outdoors. Explore Takamatsu's surroundings by going to Kaze no Michi (in Kurashiki) and Angel Road (in Tonosho-cho). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, and admire the landmark architecture of Kagawa Prefectural Buildings.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu route maker app.

Take a train from Osaka to Takamatsu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Takamatsu are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Okayama.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Okayama

— 3 nights
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Get outdoors at Rashomon and Mt. Kuma. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Okayama: Hattoji Furusatomura (in Bizen) and Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden, grab your bike and head to Kibi Plain Bicycle Route, and admire the masterpieces at Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan).

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Okayama day trip site.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Okayama in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Okayama are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Daisen-cho.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Daisen-cho

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Masumizu Highland, explore the activities along Kitanizawa Stream, and then hit the slopes at Daisen White Resort.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Daisen-cho itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Okayama to Daisen-cho takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tottori.

Things to do in Daisen-cho

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Tottori

— 1 night
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
On the 19th (Thu), kick back and relax at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore, and then stroll through Tottori Sand Dunes.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tottori itinerary maker site.

Getting from Daisen-cho to Tottori by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Himeji.

Things to do in Tottori

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Himeji

— 2 nights
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Himeji trip website.

You can drive from Tottori to Himeji in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Fukui Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Fukui Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Fukui.PrehistoryThe Kitadani Dinosaur Quarry, on the Sugiyama River within the city limits of Katsuyama, has yielded animals such as the megaraptoran Fukuiraptor kitadaniensis, hadrosauroid Fukuisaurus tetoriensis, coelurosaurian Fukuivenator paradoxus and titanosauriform Fukuititan nipponensis as well as an unnamed dromaeosaurid.HistoryFukui originally consisted of the old provinces of Wakasa and Echizen, before the prefecture was formed in 1871.During the Edo period, the daimyō of the region was surnamed Matsudaira, and was a descendant of Tokugawa Ieyasu.

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Tottori Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Sacred & Religious Sites
Tottori Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region. The capital is the city of Tottori. It is the least populous prefecture in Japan.EtymologyThe word "Tottori" in Japanese is formed from two kanji characters. The first, means "bird" and the second, means "to get". Early residents in the area made their living catching the region's plentiful waterfowl. The name first appears in the Nihon shoki in the 23rd year of the Emperor Suiko when Yukuha Tana, an elder from the Izumo, visits the emperor. The imperial Prince Homatsu-wake was unable to speak, despite being 30 years of age. "Yukuha Tana presented the swan to the emperor. Homatsu-wake no Mikoto played with this swan and at last learned to speak. Therefore, Yukaha Tana was liberally rewarded, and was granted the title of Tottori no Miyakko." (Aston, translation)HistoryEarly historyTottori Prefecture was settled very early in the prehistoric period of Japan, as evidenced by remains from the Jōmon period (14,000 - 300 BC). The prefecture has the remains of the largest known Yayoi period (300 BC - 250 AD) settlement in Japan, the Mukibanda Yayoi remains, located in the low foothills of Mount Daisen in the cities of Daisen and Yonago. Numerous kofun tumuli from the Kofun period (250 - 538) are located across the prefecture. In 645, under the Taika reforms, the area in present-day Tottori Prefecture became two provinces, Hōki and Inaba.

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