22 days in Japan, Taiwan & Hong Kong Itinerary

22 days in Japan, Taiwan & Hong Kong Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  18 h
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Kanazawa, Japan
— 2 nights
Rent a car:  1 h
3
Takayama, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Toba, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Koya-cho, Japan
— 1 night
+4
Train + Subway + Train + Bus + Ferry:  6 h 30 min
6
Naoshima-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Train:  4 h 30 min
7
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
8
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Montreal, Canada


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3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shibuya Crossing, Asakusa, Ginza, and other attractions you added.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip app.

Montreal, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in October, with highs in Tokyo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Shibuya Crossing ©
Shibuya Crossing
Asakusa ©
Asakusa

2
nights
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Omicho Market, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, D. T. Suzuki Museum, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Oyama Shrine, thenstroll around Kenrokuen Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, thendon't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tsuzumi Gate.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

1
night
Takayama, Japan

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses as well as Takayama Jinya. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), thentake in the views from Nakabashi Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hida Kokubun-ji Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Takayama online travel route planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. November in Takayama sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Toba.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Hida Kokubun-ji Temple ©
Hida Kokubun-ji Temple
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

1
night
Toba, Japan

Toba ©
Notable for its oysters and the production of cultured pearls, the city of Toba, mostly situated within Ise-Shima National Park, includes a number of small islands in Ise Bay.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine and then make a trip to Okage Yokocho.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Toba trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Takayama to Toba in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Takayama in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Toba. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Toba

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ise
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho

1
night
Koya-cho, Japan

Koya-cho ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Koyasan Okunoin. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Koyasan Danjo Garan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Torodo Temple, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Koya-cho holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Toba to Koya-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Torodo Temple ©
Torodo Temple

2
nights
Naoshima-cho, Japan

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Teshima Art Museum, Benesse House Museum and Chichu Art Museum. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum, visit Naoshima Bath, thenmake a trip to Akakabocha, and finally admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hachiman Shrine, explore the world behind art at Teshima Art Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Lee Ufan Art Museun.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Naoshima-cho trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Koya-cho to Naoshima-cho in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Koya-cho in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Naoshima-cho, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Teshima Art Museum
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lee Ufan Art Museun ©
Lee Ufan Art Museun
Teshima Art Museum ©
Teshima Art Museum
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Flower Expo Memorial Park Tsurumi Ryokuchi, Umeda Sky Building and Osaka Castle. On the 7th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory, don't miss a visit to Umeda Sky Building, and then walk around Itami Sky Park. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Dotombori District, thenwalk around Flower Expo Memorial Park Tsurumi Ryokuchi, and then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Naoshima-cho to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. November in Osaka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Itami Sky Park
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Flower Expo Memorial Park Tsurumi Ryokuchi ©
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

3
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Ruifang (Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) & Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park) and Keelung Harbor (in Zhongzheng District). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Taipei 101, pause for some photo ops at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, hunt for treasures at Shilin Night Market, and don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Taipei day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Taipei takes 7 hours. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Taipei Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, Taipei is somewhat warmer than Osaka - with highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

New Taipei, Keelung Harbor
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your list of things to see and do now includes PMQ, Cat Street Market, Man Mo Temple, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), wander the streets of Mong Kok, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and pause for some photo ops at Lantau island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. November in Hong Kong sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

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