33 days in East Asia Itinerary

33 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Naha Airport, Drive to Okinawa City
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Okinawa City
— 3 nights
Drive to Naha Airport, Fly to Fukuoka Airport
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Train
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Miyazaki
— 3 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Kobe
— 2 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ine-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shirakawa-mura
— 2 nights
Bus
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Nagoya
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gifu
— 3 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Okinawa City

— 3 nights
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Okinawa Peace Memorial Park has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Umikaji Terrace and The Tower of Himeyuri. Do some cultural sightseeing at Katsuren Castle Ruins and Naminoue-gu Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Naha (Shijo Hondori & Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road), Umanchu Market (in Itoman) and Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater & Emerald Beach).

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Okinawa City trip itinerary maker site.

Singapore, Singapore to Okinawa City is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Okinawa City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:

Fukuoka

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yanagibashi Rengo Market. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stop by Nishijin Shopping District and then hunt for treasures at Yanagibashi Rengo Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, then buy something for everyone on your list at JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata, then buy something for everyone on your list at Hakata Deitos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Fukuoka trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okinawa City to Fukuoka. In March in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

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

Miyazaki

— 3 nights
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Get some cultural insight at Omi Shrine and Tsuno Winery. Head to Michi-no-Eki Ebino and En Hautfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miyazaki: Aya Tezukuri Hommono Center (in Aya-cho), Cruss Sea (in Hyuga) and Onsen Resorts (in Ebino).

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Miyazaki day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Miyazaki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Miyazaki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Shopping · Spas · Wineries · Baths

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 13th (Tue), kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, and then look for gifts at Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Saijo and then step off the mainland to explore Suo-Oshima.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Miyazaki to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miyazaki in March: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Kobe

— 2 nights
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.
Discover how to plan a Kobe trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kobe by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Kobe are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Casinos · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

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 17th (Sat), take a stroll through Nipponbashi Denden Town, find something for the whole family at SpaWorld, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Horyu-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Midosuji Street.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Osaka trip maker tool.

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kobe. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Kyoto

— 3 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.
You've now added Byodoin to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) and Teramachi-dori Street. Katsura Imperial Villa and Kennin-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Suntory Yamazaki Distillery in Shimamoto-cho, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Shinkyogoku Shopping District, buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building, take a stroll through Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Ine-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:

Ine-cho

— 2 nights
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Kamaya Seacoast, then steep yourself in history at Yosano Town Ancient Tomb Park, then don't miss a visit to Bito Old House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Shrine Iwao Bunshi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Yogen-in Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omiyame Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotohira Shrine.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ine-cho online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Ine-cho takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Kyoto in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ine-cho: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Ine-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

Shirakawa-mura

— 2 nights
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Honkoji Temple, then sample the tasty concoctions at Watanabe Sake Brewery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of White-Walled Storehouse City and Seto, and finally stop by Ogimachi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Ainokura Minzokukan, get to know the fascinating history of Ainokura Kaiyu Hodo, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shirakawa-mura online trip maker.

Drive from Ine-cho to Shirakawa-mura in 5.5 hours. March in Shirakawa-mura sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nagoya.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Nagoya

— 3 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): browse the different shops at Aeon Mall Tokoname and then stroll around Tsuruma Park. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: revel in the low prices at Toki Premium Outlets, then see the interesting displays at Toyota Automobile Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Midland Square.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagoya trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Shirakawa-mura to Nagoya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nagoya when traveling from Shirakawa-mura in March, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gifu.

Things to do in Nagoya

Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:

Gifu

— 3 nights
Bordered by verdant mountains, quaint villages, and fruit orchards, the city of Gifu boasts a well-developed historic center and swift connections to Nagoya.
Explore hidden gems such as Doganji Kannondo and Tanigumisan Kegonji Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Odani Castle and Shakudoji Temple. Explore Gifu's surroundings by going to Usuzumi Park (in Motosu), Onsen Resorts (in Ikeda-cho) and Yokokuraji Temple (in Ibigawa-cho). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Udatsu no Agaru Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinomoto Jizoin Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of History, Gifu City.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gifu itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Gifu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Gifu are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Gifu

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza Mitsukoshi and Diver City Tokyo Plaza. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nezu Shrine and Yanaka District. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Yokohama (Yokohama Chinatown & Sankeien Gardens) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hase-dera Temple). There's still lots to do: visit Kagurazaka, stroll around Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and examine the collection at Samurai Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Gifu to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Gifu in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6: