8 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

8 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
2
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
3
Narusawa-mura, Japan
— 1 night
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night

3
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Take a break from the city and head to Bukhansan National Park and Cheonggyecheon Stream. For shopping fun, head to Myeongdong Shopping Street or Lotte Department Store Main. Venture out of the city with trips to Yongin (Everland & Korean Folk Village). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, have fun at Olympic Park, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and look for gifts at Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul travel planner.

Manila, Philippines to Seoul is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Seoul is 1 hour. When traveling from Manila in May, plan for slightly colder days in Seoul, with highs around °F, while nights are colder with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Yongin
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Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

2
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): wander the streets of Dotombori District, take a stroll through Minami (Namba), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Grand Front Osaka, and finally look for gifts at Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Seoul to Osaka by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Osaka are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Theme Parks Neighborhoods
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Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street ©
Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street

1
night
Narusawa-mura, Japan

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Narusawa Ice Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, find something for the whole family at La Ville de Gaspard Et Lisa, thensteep yourself in history at Oshi Residence (Former Togawa Residence), and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Fuji.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Narusawa-mura journey builder site.

Explore your travel options from Osaka to Narusawa-mura with the Route module. When traveling from Osaka in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Narusawa-mura: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine ©
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine
Narusawa Ice Cave ©
Narusawa Ice Cave

1
night
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takao, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Narusawa-mura to Tokyo in 2 hours. Traveling from Narusawa-mura in May, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mt. Takao
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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