19 days in East Asia Itinerary

19 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train
2
Nagano
— 4 nights
+3
Train to Tokyo, Foot to Nihombashi, Subway to Daimon(Tokyo), Fly to Hiroshima
3
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train to Tokyo Haneda, Fly to Portland

S M T W T F S
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27

Tokyo

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple). Get some historical perspective at Hase-dera Temple and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita), Kencho-ji Temple (in Kamakura) and Mitsumine Shrine (in Chichibu). The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at KidZania Tokyo, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, examine the collection at Samurai Museum, and contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip website.

Portland, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Portland to Tokyo, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Portland in June since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:

Nagano

— 4 nights
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Popular historic sites such as Haruna Shrine and Anrakuji Temple are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Hokusai-kan and Kurumayama Highland. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagano: Ganshoin Temple (in Obuse-machi), Sanada Shrine (in Ueda) and Matsumoto (Matsumoto City Art Museum & Kaichi Gakko Primary School). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Shrine Okusha, get engrossed in the history at Suzaka Municipal Museum, explore the historical opulence of Matsushiro Castle, and fly down the slopes at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nagano trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Nagano can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Hiroshima

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Tomo no Ura. Taikodani Inari Shrine and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Senjokaku (in Hatsukaichi), Kure (Yamato Museum & JMSDF Kure Museum) and Tsuwano Castle (in Tsuwano-cho). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Mazda Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Myojo-in, appreciate the history behind Peace Flame, and steep yourself in history at Old Site of Hiroshima Army Clothing Department.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train, subway, and flight from Nagano to Hiroshima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

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.
Attractions like Nijo Castle and Sanzen-in Temple make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tofuku-ji Temple and Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho), Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple & Kasuga Grand Shrine) and Mimurotoji Temple (in Uji). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Kifune Shrine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kurama, and take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24: