18 days in Oita Prefecture, Yokohama & Tokyo Itinerary

18 days in Oita Prefecture, Yokohama & Tokyo Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka Airport, Drive to Bungotakada
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Bungotakada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taketa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oita
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yokohama
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly

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Bungotakada

On the 20th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Usajingu Shrine. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Yabakei and then cruise along Matama Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bungotakada trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Bungotakada is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in October; daily highs in Bungotakada reach 26°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Taketa.

Things to do in Bungotakada

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Taketa

Taketa is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oka Castle Ruins and Nanatsumori Ancient Tumulus. Get outdoors at Hatozu Beach and Fujigawachi Valley. Take a break from Taketa with a short trip to Tadewara Wetlands in Kokonoe-machi, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Harajiri Falls, make a trip to Tonomachi Old Samurai Residences, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kawauda Spring.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Taketa trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Bungotakada to Taketa in 2 hours. In October in Taketa, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oita.

Things to do in Taketa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

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Oita

The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
On the 26th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at African Safari and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yufu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, then stop by Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Oita Kemmin no Mori.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oita tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Taketa to Oita takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Oita

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

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Yokohama

Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Get some cultural insight at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Kōtoku-in. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Omuro and Kembutsu Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yokohama: Merasaki Shrine (in Tateyama), Koajiro Forest (in Miura) and Ito (Jogasaki Coast & Omuro Highlands). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sankeien Gardens, take a peaceful walk through Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Flower Fields of Chikura-cho, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yokohama journey planner.

Fly from Oita to Yokohama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 1:

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Tokyo

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Senso-ji Temple and Tokyo National Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Asakusa Shrine and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Yokohama to Tokyo in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. November in Tokyo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Oita Prefecture travel guide

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Hot Springs · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Ōita Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on Kyūshū Island. The prefectural capital is the city of Ōita.HistoryAround the 6th century Kyushu consisted of four regions: Tsukushi Province, Hi Province, Kumaso Province and Toyo Province.Toyo Province was later divided into two regions, upper and lower Toyo Province, called Bungo Province and Buzen Province.After the Meiji Restoration, districts from Bungo and Buzen provinces were combined to form Ōita Prefecture. These provinces were divided among many local daimyōs and thus a large castle town never formed in Ōita. From this time that whole area became known as "Toyo-no-kuni", which means "Land of Abundance".The origins of the name Ōita are documented in a report from the early 8th century called the Chronicles of Bungo. According to the document, when Emperor Keikō visited the Kyushu region, stopping first in Toyo-no-kuni, he exclaimed that 'This is a vast land, indeed. It shall be known as Okita-Kuni!' Okita-Kuni, meaning "Land of the Great Fields", later came to be written as "Ōita". Present day interpretations based on Ōita's topography state that Oita's name comes from "Okita", meaning "many fields", rather than "vast" or "great" field, because of Ōita's complex terrain.

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