57 days in East Asia Itinerary

57 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan sightseeing planner

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Tokyo
— 41 nights
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Fuji
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Onomichi
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
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Naha
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 41 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Kamakura Seaside Park Yuigahama Area, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more), Yokohama (Itachi River Ishihara no Mizube, Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, &more) and Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip maker.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from London in September, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — Oct 29:

Fuji

— 2 nights
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. On the 30th (Sat), get outside with Fujigawa Service Area - Inbound, take a memorable tour with Tours, then stop by Tago no Tsuki Honten, and finally take some stellar pictures from Imamiya Tea Plantation. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Iwamoto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mishima Taisha, snap pictures at Mishima Skywalk, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shiraito Falls, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Obuchi Sasaba.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Fuji driving holiday tool.

Take a train from Tokyo to Fuji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fuji

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto attractions app.

Traveling by train from Fuji to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:

Osaka

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Onomichi.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:

Onomichi

— 2 nights
A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tomo no Ura, contemplate the long history of Fukuyama Castle, then don't miss a visit to Neko no Hosomichi, and finally stroll around Senkoji & Senkoji Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Onomichi tour itinerary website.

Take a train from Osaka to Onomichi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Onomichi: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Onomichi

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Fukuoka

— 3 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 (Komyozen-ji Temple & Dazaifu Tenman-gu), Shimonoseki (The Site of Dannoura Battlefield & Karato market) and Kitakyushu (Mojiko Retro & Kokura Castle). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, admire the striking features of Hakata Station, steep yourself in history at Nanzoin, and make a trip to Yatai.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Fukuoka day trip app.

Take a train from Onomichi to Fukuoka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Onomichi in November, you will find days in Fukuoka are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Naha

— 2 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Naminoue Beach, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, then don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, and finally make a trip to Yachimun Street.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Naha route builder.

Traveling by flight from Fukuoka to Naha takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Fukuoka in November, expect Naha to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:

Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Aquariums
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over long. The Ryukyus extend southwest from Kyushu (the southwesternmost of Japan's four main islands) to Taiwan. The Okinawa Prefecture encompasses the southern two thirds of that chain. Naha, Okinawa's capital, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.Although Okinawa comprises just 0.6 percent of Japan's total land mass, about 75 percent of all U.S. military installations stationed in Japan are assigned in Okinawa. Currently about 26,000 of the U.S. troops deployed in Japan are based in the prefecture.

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