23 days in China & Japan Itinerary

23 days in China & Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagasaki, Japan
— 2 nights
2
Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
3
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
5
Kamakura, Japan
— 3 nights
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
7
Beijing, China
— 1 night
8
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
9
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights


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2
nights
Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Takahama Beach as well as Inasayama Onsen Fuku no yu. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Inasayama Onsen Fuku no yu.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip itinerary planning website.

Los Angeles, USA to Nagasaki is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Nagasaki due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nagasaki when traveling from Los Angeles in June, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

1
night
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 14th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, take a stroll through Kamiyacho, thencontemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, don't miss a visit to Miyajima, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nara Park as well as Universal Studios Japan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): walk around Nara Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, thenmake a trip to Hōzen-ji Temple, and finally shop like a local with Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

3
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Byodoin, Sagano, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nishi Honganji. Get some historical perspective at Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Gion.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto journey builder app.

Take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kamakura.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Classes

Side Trip

Byodoin
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
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.
You've added Kōtoku-in, Odawara Castle, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, step into the grandiose world of Odawara Castle, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hakone, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and then stroll around Gora Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kamakura travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kamakura takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in June: highs in Kamakura hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Odawara Castle, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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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.
You've added Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo Skytree, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Kamakura to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kamakura in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

1
night
Beijing, China

Beijing
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
On the 27th (Sun), see Mutianyu Great Wall.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Beijing online itinerary planner.

Fly from Tokyo to Beijing in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to China Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tokyo in June, you will find days in Beijing are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). You'll set off for Shanghai on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Beijing

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall

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nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
You've now added Shanghai Disneyland to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make an unforgettable trip to Shanghai Disneyland.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip site.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Beijing in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Shanghai, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °F. You'll set off for Hong Kong on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Shanghai

Theme Parks
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Shanghai Disneyland ©
Shanghai Disneyland

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nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong Disneyland has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in June, expect Hong Kong to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland

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