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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace. For shopping fun, head to Myeongdong Shopping Street or Shinsegae Dept. Store Main. Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll around Haneul Park, take an in-depth tour of Seodaemun Prison History Hall, and make a trip to Ewha Womans University.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul road trip website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Osan Air Base. In October, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hwaseong Fortress
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress

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 7th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Tempozan, grab your bike and head to Onogawa Ryokuin Road, contemplate the long history of Tekijuku, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then get outside with Eeyan, and finally look for gifts at Tower Knives Osaka.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip planning app.

Fly from Seoul to Osaka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Seoul in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Osaka, with highs around 73°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Chausuyama ©
Chausuyama

1
night
Narusawa-mura, Japan

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): hike along Gotemba Route, trek along Subashiri Route, make a trip to Mt. Fuji 5th Station, get a sense of history and politics at Mt. Fuji Gogome Kani Post Office, then let little ones run wild at Forest Adventure Mt.Fuji, and finally explore the striking landscape at Narusawa Ice Cave.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Narusawa-mura online itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Osaka to Narusawa-mura. When traveling from Osaka in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Narusawa-mura: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Parks · Spas · Baths

Side Trips

Subashiri Route, Gotemba Route, Ryugatake
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Narusawa Ice Cave ©
Narusawa Ice Cave
Mt. Fuji 5th Station ©
Mt. Fuji 5th Station
Forest Adventure Mt.Fuji ©
Forest Adventure Mt.Fuji

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 9th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takao, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then get outside with Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo planner.

Traveling by car from Narusawa-mura to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Traveling from Narusawa-mura in October, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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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