16 days in East Asia Itinerary

16 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Hiroshima Airport, Drive to Saijo
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Saijo
— 1 day
Drive
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Shobara
— 1 night
Drive
3
Okayama
— 2 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
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Kitakyushu
— 1 night
Drive
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Fukuoka
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagasaki
— 1 night
Fly
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Tokushima
— 1 night
Drive
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Kobe
— 1 night
Drive
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly

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Saijo

— 1 day
Saijō is a city in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.DemographicsAs of December 31, 2013, the city has a population of 113,786. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Ishizuchi.

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Sydney, Australia to Saijo is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Saijo. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Saijo, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shobara.

Things to do in Saijo

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
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Shobara

— 1 night
Shōbara is a city located in northeastern Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. On the 26th (Thu), make a trip to Ombashi and then stroll around Bihoku Hillside Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shobara journey maker.

Traveling by car from Saijo to Shobara takes 3 hours. In July in Shobara, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Okayama.

Things to do in Shobara

Parks
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Okayama

— 2 nights
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
On the 27th (Fri), browse the different shops at AEON MALL Mall Okayama, then browse the different shops at Sun Station Terrace Okayama, then explore the historical opulence of Okayama Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Okayama tour site.

Drive from Shobara to Okayama in 2.5 hours. July in Okayama sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Okayama

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

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 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then pause for some photo ops at Monument of the Atomic Bomb Sacrifice Hiroshima, then appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiroshima Port, and finally step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima travel planning website.

You can take a train from Okayama to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Kitakyushu

— 1 night
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Kokura Castle, get outside with Mt Sarakura, and then stop by Mojiko Retro.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kitakyushu trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kitakyushu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Kitakyushu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Fukuoka

— 1 night

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, then enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, and then go for a walk through Ohori Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fukuoka online trip maker.

You can drive from Kitakyushu to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Nagasaki

— 1 night

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
On the 1st (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, then stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki tour app.

You can drive from Fukuoka to Nagasaki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokushima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Tokushima

— 1 night
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Tsukimigaoka Seaside Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bizan.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Tokushima trip planning tool.

Getting from Nagasaki to Tokushima by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Nagasaki in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tokushima: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Tokushima

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Kobe

— 1 night
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, then stop by Kobe Harborland, then stop by Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kobe trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Tokushima to Kobe takes 2 hours. August in Kobe sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Osaka

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

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Drive from Kobe to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kobe in August, you will find days in Osaka are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7: