14 days in East Asia Itinerary

14 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
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Fuji
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ine-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 2 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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo visit planner.

Madrid, Spain to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 27 — 29:

Fuji

— 1 night
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): head outdoors with Fujigawa Service Area - Inbound, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Iwamoto, and finally experience rural life at Imamiya Tea Plantation.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fuji trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Fuji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fuji when traveling from Tokyo in February, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fuji

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Kyoto

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Himeji Castle in Himeji (about 2h 15 min away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Fuji to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Fuji in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kyoto, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:

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 6th (Fri), visit Dotombori District and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Osaka road trip website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ine-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

Ine-cho

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Mukai Shuzo, steep yourself in history at Ine no Funaya, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tomari Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Kosaki Observatory, and finally explore the activities along Kamaya Seacoast.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ine-cho online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Ine-cho in 3 hours. Traveling from Osaka in March, expect nights in Ine-cho to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Ine-cho

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:
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Kanazawa

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 9th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, then wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and finally make a trip to Omicho Market.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa road trip planning app.

Drive from Ine-cho to Kanazawa in 4.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10: