32 days in East Asia Itinerary

32 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Nagoya
— 5 nights
Fly
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Matsue
— 5 nights
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Oda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kitakyushu
— 4 nights
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Fukuoka
— 5 nights
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Tokyo

— 8 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip itinerary planner.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Tokyo is 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 22:

Nagoya

— 5 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Toba (Shimin no Mori Park, Mikimoto Pearl Island, &more), Ise (Ise Shrine Geku, Okageza, &more) and Hikone (Hikone Castle Museum & Hikone Castle). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saimyo-ji Temple 3 Storey Tower, and get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nagoya tour planning app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Matsue.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:

Matsue

— 5 nights
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Get out of town with these interesting Matsue side-trips: Izumo (Izumo Taisha Shrine, Izumo Taisha Shrine Haiden, &more), Yasugi (Adachi Museum of Art & Kano Museum of Art, Yasugi City) and Ryuzuga Taki Falls (in Unnan). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle, admire the masterpieces at Shimane Art Museum, stop by Rihaku Shuzo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaegaki Shrine.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Matsue itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Nagoya to Matsue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Matsue sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Oda.

Things to do in Matsue

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:

Oda

— 3 nights
The small town of Oda, situated in central Shimane, lies nestled in the foothills of the prefecture's tallest mountain, overlooking the scenic coastline of the Sea of Japan.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kuromatsu Beach (in Gotsu) and Hamada (Aquas, Iwami Tatamigaura Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, learn more about the world around you at Shimane Nature MUseum of Mt.Sambe Sahimel, contemplate the long history of Omori Town Exchange Center, and don't miss a visit to Kanzeonji Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oda tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Matsue to Oda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Oda

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Kitakyushu

— 4 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kitakyushu side-trips: Soeda-machi (Hikosan Shrine, Hoheiden, &more) and Old Kurauchi Residence (in Chikujo-gun). There's much more to do: try to win big at Kokura Horse Tracks, contemplate the waterfront views at Kanmon Kaikyo, get outside with Mt Sarakura, and engage your brain at Kitakyushu Culture and Science Museum for Youth.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kitakyushu route maker website.

You can drive from Oda to Kitakyushu in 4.5 hours. September in Kitakyushu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Fukuoka

— 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Dazaifu (Dazaifu Monzen Machi, Komyozen-ji Temple, &more), Onojo - Chikuzenkoku (in Onojo) and Kurume (Kurume Tsubaki Park & Kyoho Winery). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, stop by Kobo Tottan, and see the interesting displays at Koishiwarayaki Traditional Industry Plaza.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip tool.

Take a train from Kitakyushu to Fukuoka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:

Tokyo Prefecture travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
A tour of Tokyo Prefecture reveals many eateries, markets, and museums, with sightseeing opportunities available for every type of traveler. Bright bursts of lights and billboards on modern buildings contrast the ornate, traditional architecture there. Don't forget to visit Izu Islands, easily accessible from the capital as an ideal day trip option.

Shimane Prefecture travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Art Museums
Shimane Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on the main Honshu island. The capital is Matsue. It is the second least populous prefecture in Japan, after its eastern neighbor Tottori. The prefecture has an area elongated from east to west facing the Chūgoku Mountain Range on the south side and to the Sea of Japan on the north side. It is divided into the Izumo Region in the East, the Iwami Region in the West and the Oki Region, a small group of islands off the northern coast. Most of the cities are near the shoreline of the Sea of Japan. Izumo Taisha in Izumo City is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan.The Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan are also part of Shimane Prefecture, which also claims to have jurisdiction over the South Korea-controlled island of Liancourt Rocks (Korean: Dokdo(獨島), Japanese: Takeshima(竹島)).HistoryEarly historyThe history of Shimane starts with Japanese mythology. The Shinto god Ōkuninushi was believed to live in Izumo, an old province in Shimane. Izumo Shrine, which is in the city of Izumo, honors the god. At that time, the current Shimane prefecture was divided into three parts: Iwami, Izumo, and Oki. That lasted until the abolition of the han system took place in 1871. During the Nara period, Kakinomoto no Hitomaro read a poem on Shimane's nature when he was sent as the Royal governor.

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Fukuoka Prefecture travel guide

3.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Shopping Malls · Landmarks
Fukuoka Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on Kyūshū Island. The capital is the city of Fukuoka.HistoryFukuoka Prefecture includes the former provinces of Chikugo, Chikuzen, and Buzen.Shrines and templesKōra taisha, Sumiyoshi-jinja, and Hakosagi-gū are the chief Shinto shrines in the prefecture.GeographyFukuoka Prefecture faces the sea on three sides, bordering Saga, Ōita, and Kumamoto prefectures and facing Yamaguchi Prefecture across the Kanmon Straits.As of 1 April 2012, 18% of the land area of the prefecture was designated as natural parks: Setonaikai National Park, Genkai, Kitakyūshū, and Yaba-Hita-Hikosan quasi-national parks, and Chikugogawa, Chikuhō, Dazaifu, Sefuri Raizan, and Yabegawa Prefectural Natural Parks.

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