15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Osaka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Koya-cho
— 2 nights
Fly
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly to Fukuoka Airport, Drive to Shinkamigoto-cho
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Shinkamigoto-cho
— 2 nights
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Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Osaka

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Biwakohana Fountain (in Otsu) and Kyoto (Sanjusangendo Temple, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Osaka travel planner.

New York City, USA to Osaka is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:

Koya-cho

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eko-in Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokiin, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ichijo-in Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-in Temple, then stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Torodo Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Koya-cho online travel planner.

Drive from Osaka to Koya-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Miyakojima

— 3 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Miyakojima is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Yonaha Maehama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, make a trip to East Henna Cape, and snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip builder site.

Getting from Koya-cho to Miyakojima by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Koya-cho in October; daily highs in Miyakojima reach 83°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shinkamigoto-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

Shinkamigoto-cho

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Nakanoura Church, take in panoramic vistas at Yoneyama Observation Deck, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kiri Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Ryukanzan Observatory, and finally take in the views from Wakamatsu Ohashi Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Iwaya Kannon Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Oso Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aosagaura Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hamagurihama Beach, and finally explore the activities along Sokasen.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Shinkamigoto-cho attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miyakojima to Shinkamigoto-cho. Traveling from Miyakojima in October, expect Shinkamigoto-cho to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shinkamigoto-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17: