60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Kamakura
— 3 nights
Train
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Ito
— 1 night
Train
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yamanakako-mura
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kofu
— 1 night
Train
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Hokuto
— 1 night
Drive
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Minobu-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fuji
— 1 night
Drive
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Shizuoka
— 2 nights
Train
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Hamamatsu
— 2 nights
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Nagoya
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 5 nights
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Kurashiki
— 6 nights
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Izumo
— 4 nights
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Tokyo — 8 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Meguro River and Tokyo Japan Fishing Guide. Head to Ginza and Asakusafor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs (in Higashikurume). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary builder app.

Billund, Denmark to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Billund to Tokyo is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Billund in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kamakura.
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Kamakura — 3 nights

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Step out of the city life by going to Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi and Kamakura Hiking Trails. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kōtoku-in and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kamakura: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Yokosuka) and Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) (in Saru-jima). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple, pick up some local products at Kamakura City Farmers' Market, and step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kamakura road trip planning app.

Drive from Tokyo to Kamakura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Kamakura, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a train to Ito.
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Ito — 1 night

Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Michi-no-Eki Ito Marine Town, then see the interesting displays at Ikeda museum of 20th century art, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Omuro, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jogasaki Coast.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ito trip maker app.

Getting from Kamakura to Ito by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. April in Ito sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.
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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.
The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and Pola Museum of Art. There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Ashinoko and get great views at Hakone Ropeway.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip builder site.

You can drive from Ito to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ito in April, expect Hakone-machi to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yamanakako-mura.
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Yamanakako-mura — 2 nights

On the 19th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Yamanakako Hakutaka Marine, get some fabulous bargains at Gotemba Premium Outlets, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Yamanaka. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, admire the masterpieces at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yamanakako-mura sightseeing app.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Yamanakako-mura in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Yamanakako-mura are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kofu.
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Kofu — 1 night

Old historic castles and Shinto shrines dominate the sightseeing in Kofu, a city fringed by mountains on all sides.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Kofu Castle, then look for gifts at Kosshu Yumekoji, and then appreciate the views at Shosenkyo.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kofu trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Yamanakako-mura to Kofu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kofu can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hokuto.
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Hokuto — 1 night

The small city of Hokuto sits amid some big scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yamataka Jindai Cherry Blossom, learn more about the world around you at Sambuichi Yusui Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Resort Outlet Yatsugatake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Doryuno Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hokuto trip builder.

Hokuto is very close to Kofu. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kofu in April: highs in Hokuto hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Minobu-cho.
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Minobu-cho — 2 nights

On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Okunoin Shishinkaku, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Fuji, and then take an in-depth tour of The Yunooku Museum of Gold Mining History. On your second day here, stop by Kiosk at Mt. Minobu Ropeway, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuon-ji Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Grave of Nichirenshoto Gosoan.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Minobu-cho day trip website.

Drive from Hokuto to Minobu-cho in an hour. When traveling from Hokuto in April, plan for slightly colder days in Minobu-cho, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fuji.
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Fuji — 1 night

Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Fuji trip maker website.

Drive from Minobu-cho to Fuji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Minobu-cho, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fuji, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shizuoka.
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Shizuoka — 2 nights

With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Shizuoka castle, then look for gifts at Yaizu Sakana Center, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach), then take in the waterfront at S-Pulse Dream Plaza, and then browse the fresh offerings at Shimizu Fish Market Kashinoichi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Shizuoka day trip tool.

Getting from Fuji to Shizuoka by car takes about an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hamamatsu.
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Hamamatsu — 2 nights

City of Music

An important industrial hub with a sizable immigrant population from South America, Hamamatsu has developed a taste for international cuisine and arts.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Hamamatsu Air Park, admire the natural beauty at Hamamatsu Flower Park, and then stop by Irikawaya, Mikkabi Honten. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Hamamatsu Castle Tower Gate, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Nakatajima Sand Dunes, and then get engrossed in the history at Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamamatsu vacation maker app.

You can take a train from Shizuoka to Hamamatsu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Hamamatsu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.
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Nagoya — 6 nights

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Do your shopping at Otsukaya Kurumamichi Honten and Sakae. Escape the urban bustle at Yamazaki River and Nakasendo Tsumagojuku. Venture out of the city with trips to Nakasendo Magome-juku (in Nakatsugawa), Hikone Castle (in Hikone) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, take an in-depth tour of Showa Era Lifestyle Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and get to know the fascinating history of Ise Shrine Geku.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nagoya sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Hamamatsu to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Nagoya, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.
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Kanazawa — 6 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen. Step out of the city life by going to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Tojimbo Cliff. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Takayama (Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), Takayama Jinya, &more) and Nagase house (in Shirakawa-mura). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, and contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Kanazawa tour planner.

Drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in May, plan for little chillier nights in Kanazawa, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.
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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.
Head to Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping Districtfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Himeji.
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Himeji — 5 nights

The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
For shopping fun, head to Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) or Kobe Harborland. Himeji Castle and Engyo-ji Temple Mitsunodo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Himeji: Kobe (Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, trek along Mt Shosha hiking, take an exotic tour of Himeji Central Park, and make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Himeji, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kurashiki.
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Kurashiki — 6 nights

A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Get outdoors at Mt. Kurotaki and Okunoshima Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kurashiki side-trips: Atomic Bomb Dome (in Hiroshima), Hiruzen Kogen Cycling Road (in Maniwa) and Rashomon (in Niimi). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Ohara Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden, see the interesting displays at Japanese Rural Toy Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kurashiki online trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Kurashiki in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Himeji in May, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Kurashiki. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Izumo.
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Izumo — 4 nights

Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Adachi Museum of Art and The Sand Museum. Do your shopping at Rihaku Shuzo and Sodeshi Pottery. Explore Izumo's surroundings by going to Oni no Shitaburui (in Okuizumo-cho), Matsue (Mirror Pond, Matsue Castle, &more) and Tottori Sand Dunes (in Tottori). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Grand Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, and contemplate the long history of Former Taisha Station.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Izumo road trip site.

You can drive from Kurashiki to Izumo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Izumo, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Kanagawa Prefecture travel guide

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Kanagawa Prefecture is a prefecture located in southern Kantō region of Japan. The capital of the prefecture is Yokohama. Kanagawa is part of the Greater Tokyo Area. Kanagawa Prefecture is home to Kamakura and Hakone, two highly popular side trip destinations from Tokyo.HistoryThe prefecture has some archaeological sites going back to the Jōmon period (around 400 BCE). About 3,000 years ago, Mount Hakone produced a volcanic explosion which resulted in Lake Ashi on the western area of the prefecture.It is believed that the Yamato dynasty ruled this area from the 5th century onwards. In the ancient era, its plains were very sparsely inhabited.In medieval Japan, Kanagawa was part of the provinces of Sagami and Musashi. Kamakura in central Sagami was the capital of Japan during the Kamakura period (1185–1333).During the Edo period, the western part of Sagami Province was governed by the daimyō of Odawara Castle, while the eastern part was directly governed by the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo (Tokyo).

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Yamanashi Prefecture travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Yamanashi Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of the main island of Honshu.The prefecture is landlocked, featuring a fertile central valley, the Kōfu Basin, surrounded by many of the highest mountains in Japan including the highest, Mount Fuji located on the southern border with Shizuoka.The capital of the prefecture is the city of Kōfu.HistoryPre-history to the 14th centuryAs in most other Japanese regions, prehistoric society in Yamanashi progressed though the hunting, fishing and gathering stage of the Jōmon period, then the rice-producing stage of the Yayoi period and subsequent village and regional formation. The Maruyama and Choshizuka Kofun (earthen burial mounds) located on Sone Hill of Nakamichi Town (Southern Kōfu) are believed to have been built from the end of the 4th century. From these remains it can be assumed that the people of Sone Hill had great influence.During the Heian period, Kai Province was created in this area.15th to 19th centuriesAmong the many Kaigenji generations, those of the Takeda, Ogasawara, and Nanbu families were particularly prosperous. During the Sengoku period of the 16th century, Takeda Shingen attained the status of daimyō and built Tsuzuji Mansion and the Yōgai Castle in Kōfu. From this base, he attempted to unify and control Japan.

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