12 days in East Asia Itinerary

12 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Osaka
— 3 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 1 night
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 1 day
Bus to Odawara, Train to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tempozan Ferris Wheel, Waterfall of Mino, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and other attractions. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and then admire the sheer force of Waterfall of Mino.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka online route builder.

Honolulu, USA to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Osaka is 19 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in March, things will get colder in Osaka: highs are around 57°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 1 night

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 Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings as well as Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market. On the 14th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then make a trip to Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market, and then make a trip to Chidorigafuchi.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Osaka to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Tokyo are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hakone-machi.
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Hakone-machi — 1 day

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 15th (Wed), head outdoors with Anest Iwata Turnpike Hakone, take in panoramic vistas at Tenkakudai, take a memorable drive along Otome Toge, then admire the sheer force of Sunset Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chisuji Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi trip planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 3 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings as well as Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Nissan Crossing, don't miss a visit to Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market, take in the views from Kachidoki Bridge, then admire the masterpieces at Suntory Museum of Art, then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally admire the masterpieces at Sompo Museum of Art. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Yanaka Cemetery Park, see the interesting displays at Toyo Bunko Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gokokuji Temple, then explore the activities along Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs, and finally walk around Hanegi Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Myoshinji Temple and Tsukigase Plum Valley. Get in touch with nature at Mt. Daimonji and Mount Hiei. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Takasegawa, visit Shinbashi Dori, and admire the striking features of Rokkakudo.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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