21 days in Japan, Seoul & Macau Itinerary

21 days in Japan, Seoul & Macau Itinerary

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21 days in Japan, Seoul & Macau Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Yokohama, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
3
Kamakura, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Gotemba, Japan
— 1 day
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Kusatsu, Japan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
8
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
9
Nara, Japan
— 1 day
Train:  45​min
10
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
Train:  30​min
11
Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
13
Macau, China
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong, China

3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Wako Ginza, Hibiya Park, Tokyo Skytree, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, examine the collection at The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner .

Hong Kong, China to Tokyo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Hong Kong - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

1
night
Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a stroll through Minato Mirai 21, see the interesting displays at Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama, go for a walk through Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, get all the information you need at Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, then walk around Yamashita Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Yokohama Chinatown.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yokohama road trip site .

You can drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Yokohama are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kamakura.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal ©
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown

1
night
Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sasuke Inari Shrine, don't miss a visit to Kōtoku-in, steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, then walk around Kamakura Kaihin Koen Inamuragasaki, then don't miss a visit to Kamakura Komachidori, and finally contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kamakura road trip planning site .

Kamakura is very close to Yokohama. While traveling from Yokohama, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kamakura, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Gotemba.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites Parks
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

1
day
Gotemba, Japan

Gotemba ©
Trips to Gotemba, a city at the foot of Mount Fuji, offer plenty of opportunities to admire Japan's most famous natural feature.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): tee off at Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course, take in nature's colorful creations at Gotemba Kogen Toki no Sumika, and then revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gotemba journey maker .

Traveling by car from Kamakura to Gotemba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Gotemba

Golf Outdoors Parks
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Gotemba Premium Outlets ©
Gotemba Premium Outlets

1
night
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market. On the 15th (Sun), take in the architecture and design of University of Tokyo and then make a trip to Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo attractions planner.

Getting from Gotemba to Tokyo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gotemba in September, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kusatsu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites
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University of Tokyo ©
University of Tokyo
Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market ©
Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market

1
night
Kusatsu, Japan

Kusatsu
Kusatsu is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kusatsu online tour itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tokyo to Kusatsu. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kusatsu

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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1
night
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
You've added Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market, Wako Ginza, Ginza Six, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Hachiko, stroll around Hibiya Park, explore the wide array of goods at Wako Ginza, browse the different shops at Ginza Six, then don't miss a visit to Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market, and finally stop by Ginza Itoya Hontren.

Make your Tokyo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kusatsu to Tokyo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Parks
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Wako Ginza ©
Wako Ginza
Hachiko ©
Hachiko
Hibiya Park ©
Hibiya Park

1
night
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Ryoanji Temple ©
Ryoanji Temple

1
day
Nara, Japan

Nara ©
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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodaiji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nara tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In September in Nara, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

5
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Amanohashidate (in Miyazu) and Ise (Okageza, Ise Shrine Geku, & more). See even more of Kyoto: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Nara in September, with lows around 23°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ise, Amanohashidate, Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

1
night
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Dotonbori, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip builder .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

3
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Step out of Seoul with an excursion to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get in on the family fun at Lotte World, take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, and walk around Namsan Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip maker website .

Getting from Osaka to Seoul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Osaka in September: highs in Seoul hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Macau.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

DMZ Haemaru Village
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

1
night
Macau, China

Macau
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre, try to win big at Casino at Venetian Macao, then don't miss a visit to Largo do Senado (Senado Square), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Historic Centre of Macau.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Macau trip planner .

You can fly from Seoul to Macau in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time to China Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to do a combination of back home.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games
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Highlights from your plan
Ruins of St. Paul's
Ruins of St. Paul's
Casino at Venetian Macao ©
Casino at Venetian Macao
Largo do Senado (Senado Square) ©
Largo do Senado (Senado Square)

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