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. You've now added Okinawa Peace Memorial Park to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Umikaji Terrace and Umanchu Market. Visit Katsuren Castle Ruins and The Tower of Himeyuri for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Okinawa City: Naha (Naminoue-gu Shrine, Shijo Hondori, &more) and Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater & Emerald Beach).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Okinawa City itinerary planning website.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can 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. On the 8th (Thu), wander the streets of Nishijin Shopping District and then hunt for treasures at Yanagibashi Rengo Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, browse the different shops at JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata, then browse the different shops at Hakata Deitos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka tour planning app.

Explore your travel options from Okinawa City to Fukuoka with the Route module. In March in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Omi Shrine and Tsuno Winery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Michi-no-Eki Ebino and Aya Tezukuri Hommono Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Cruss Sea (in Hyuga) and Onsen Resorts (in Ebino). There's more to do: stop by En Haut.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyazaki trip planner.

Take a train from Fukuoka to Miyazaki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, and then stop by Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street. Keep things going the next day: stop by Saijo and then make a trip to Suo-Oshima.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima tour planner.

Traveling by train from Miyazaki to Hiroshima takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Miyazaki in March: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a 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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kobe trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kobe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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), wander the streets of Nipponbashi Denden Town, find something for the whole family at SpaWorld, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 a stroll through Midosuji Street.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip planning app.

Osaka is very close to Kobe. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. 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.
Byodoin has been added to your itinerary. Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) and Shinkyogoku Shopping District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Teramachi-dori Street and Kyoto Station Building. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Suntory Yamazaki Distillery in Shimamoto-cho, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Katsura Imperial Villa, wander the streets of Gion, take in panoramic vistas at Kyoto Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip app.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive 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), explore the activities along Kamaya Seacoast, then contemplate the long history of Yosano Town Ancient Tomb Park, then make a trip to Bito Old House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Izumo Shrine Iwao Bunshi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Yogen-in Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Omiyame Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotohira Shrine.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ine-cho day trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Ine-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ine-cho, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Honkoji Temple, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Watanabe Sake Brewery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of White-Walled Storehouse City and Seto, and finally take a stroll through Ogimachi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Ainokura Minzokukan, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ainokura Kaiyu Hodo, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shirakawa-mura trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ine-cho to Shirakawa-mura in 5.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Shirakawa-mura are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Mall Tokoname and then walk around Tsuruma Park. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some fabulous bargains at Toki Premium Outlets, then see the interesting displays at Toyota Automobile Museum, and then browse the different shops at Midland Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nagoya journey builder site.

You can take a bus from Shirakawa-mura to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Shirakawa-mura in March, Nagoya is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can 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.
Doganji Kannondo and Yokokuraji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Tanigumisan Kegonji Temple and Udatsu no Agaru Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gifu: Usuzumi Park (in Motosu), Onsen Resorts (in Ikeda-cho) and Nagahama (Odani Castle, Kinomoto Jizoin Temple, &more). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of History, Gifu City.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gifu day trip planner.

You can drive from Nagoya to Gifu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Gifu sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can take a 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nezu Shrine and Diver City Tokyo Plaza. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Asakusa Shrine and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Yokohama (Yokohama Chinatown & Sankeien Gardens) and Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura). There's much more to do: stop by Kagurazaka, make a trip to Chidorigafuchi, wander the streets of Ueno District, and get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip planner.

Getting from Gifu to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. While traveling from Gifu, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6: