19 days in East Asia Itinerary

19 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train
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Shizuoka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Karuizawa-machi
— 2 nights
Train
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Nikko
— 6 nights
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Tokyo

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Ueno District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa), Takahata Fudoson Kongo-ji Temple (in Hino) and Kamakura (Shirahata Shrine, Kamakura Hachimangu Shrine & Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Yanaka District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gotokuji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

Plan my trip to Tokyo with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Stockholm, Sweden to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Tokyo reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Shizuoka

— 5 nights
With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gempeigawa River and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine. Explore Shizuoka's surroundings by going to Kawanehon-cho (Sumatakyo Valley & Sumatakyo Onsen), Atami (Atami Castle, Kiunkaku, &more) and Kakitagawa Park (in Shimizu-cho). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, head outdoors with Nihondaira, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nihondaira Zoo, and make a trip to Okuoikojo Station.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Shizuoka trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Shizuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Shizuoka, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Karuizawa-machi.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:

Karuizawa-machi

— 2 nights
The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs.
On the 12th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Stone Church, then explore the world behind art at Sezon Museum of Modern Art, and then learn about winemaking at Villa d'Est Garden Farm and Winery. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Harunire Terrace, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shiraito Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kumoba Pond.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Karuizawa-machi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shizuoka to Karuizawa-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Karuizawa-machi are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Nikko

— 6 nights
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nasu Highlands and Kammangafuchi Gorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nikko: Utsunomiya (Oya History Museum & Oya temple) and Yunokami Onsen (in Shimogo-machi). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Nantai, make a trip to Nikko Station, go for a walk through Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nikko travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Karuizawa-machi to Nikko takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19: