34 days in East Asia Itinerary

34 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train
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Izumo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 6 nights
Train
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Nara
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Asakusa. Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Kōtoku-in are in your itinerary. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura Hiking Trails (in Kamakura), Mt. Takao (in Hachioji) and Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, indulge your senses at ►► Withlocals™ - Local Private Tours 🇯🇵, and see Asakusa Samurai Ai Armor Experience.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo holiday planner.

Billund, Denmark to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Billund in September: highs in Tokyo hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Izumo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Izumo

— 2 nights
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
Take a break from the city and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Inasa Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Matsue Castle and Former Taisha Station. Change things up with these side-trips from Izumo: Matsue (Yaegaki Shrine, Mirror Pond, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Taisha Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, contemplate the waterfront views at Shinji Lake, and head outdoors with Hinomisaki Coast.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Izumo attractions planning app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Izumo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Izumo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Kyoto

— 5 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Musubi Kyoto. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel planner.

Traveling by car from Izumo to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:

Osaka

— 6 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.
Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Four-M. Visiting Mt. Koya and Mukogawa Valley will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Gyoja no Taki (in Izumisano), Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple & Joju-in Temple) and Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, head outdoors with Hara Hirone Road, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, and make a trip to Kuromon Market.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Osaka online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 19:

Nara

— 3 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Do your shopping at Studio Yamato Zakura and Nara Family. Visit Todai-ji Temple and Daibutsuden for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nara: Kashihara (Kashihara City Tourism Exchange Center Kashihara Navi Plaza & Kashihara Jingu). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, contemplate the long history of Todaiji Keidaicho, squeeze the most out of the city with Japan Tour Adventure in Nara, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple 5 Stories Pagoda.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nara online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Osaka to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In September, daytime highs in Nara are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Hakone-machi

— 5 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Shop till you drop at Pola Museum of Art and Gotemba Premium Outlets. Get in touch with nature at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) and Keigashima Canyon. Explore Hakone-machi's surroundings by going to Atami (Kinomiya Shrine & Izusan Jinja Shrine), Odawara (Odawara Castle & Odawara Castle Tenshukaku) and Kazurayama Castle Ruins (in Susono). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choanji Temple, and stroll the grounds of Grave of Minamotono Yoriie.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi day trip app.

Getting from Nara to Hakone-machi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nara in September, things will get little chillier in Hakone-machi: highs are around 24°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 3 nights
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Popular historic sites such as Suwa Shrine and Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Fuji and Fugaku Wind Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Kofu (Maizuru Castle Park, Kofu Castle, &more), Suwa (Takashima Castle & Maihime Breweries) and Fujinomiya (Shobo-ji Temple & Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Kawaguchi, examine the collection at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine, and make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Tokyo

— 3 nights
Visiting Yokohama Nature Sanctuary and Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi will get you outdoors. Head to Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko) and Yokohama Chinatownfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street (in Yokohama) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). Explore Tokyo further: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, look for gifts at Canilli Pearl, walk around Nomigawa Shinsui Park, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo day trip website.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3: