29 days in East Asia Itinerary

29 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Hakone-machi
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Kyoto
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Miyazu
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Tokyo

— 4 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo online journey planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 69°F. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:

Hakone-machi

— 3 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Explore Hakone-machi's surroundings by going to Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg., Lake Kawaguchi, &more), Forest Adventure Mt.Fuji (in Narusawa-mura) and Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kofuji, take in the pleasant sights at Cedar Trees of Hakone Old Road, and visit Sengokuhara.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip maker app.

Drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in October, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Kyoto

— 4 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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Gion, stop by Arashiyama, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Hakone-machi to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Miyazu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

Miyazu

— 2 nights
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll around Kasamatsu Park and then take a leisurely stroll along Aso No Funaya. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Amano Hashidate Beach, snap pictures at Kaisenkyo Bridge, get in on the family fun at Amanohashidate View Land, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nariaiji Temple, then explore the activities along Amanohashidate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chion-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyazu travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Miyazu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in October: highs in Miyazu hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 58°F. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Toyooka.

Things to do in Miyazu

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Toyooka

— 2 nights
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
On the 13th (Wed), make a trip to Toyooka Keikodo, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, and finally steep yourself in history at Izushi Castle Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Shinkoro, make a trip to Tarumino Ozakura, go for a walk through Takeda Teramachi Street, then contemplate the long history of Takeda Castle Ruins, and finally don't miss a visit to Awaga Shrine.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Toyooka trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Miyazu to Toyooka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Toyooka

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Kyoto

— 7 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Ibaraki Municipal Kawabata Yasunari Literature Museum (in Ibaraki) and Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan). Explore Kyoto further: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and awaken your taste buds at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Toyooka to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toyooka in October, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 22:

Tokyo

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Kōtoku-in, &more). Enjoy Tokyo some more: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, and stroll around Yoyogi Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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