30 days in East Asia Itinerary

30 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Fukuoka
— 1 night
Train
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Kumamoto
— 1 night
Drive
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Aso
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shimanto
— 1 night
Drive
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Miyoshi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Chino
— 2 nights
Drive
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Itoigawa
— 1 night
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eiheiji-cho
— 1 night
Drive to Komatsu Airport / JASDF Komatsu Air Base, Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 1 night

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Osaka

— 4 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 hidden gems such as Kinpusenji Temple and Muroji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Mt Shosha hiking (in Himeji), Kawasaki Good Times World (in Kobe) and Shukugawa Park (in Nishinomiya). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Kemasakuranomiya Park, get to know the fascinating history of Osaka, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Osaka journey tool.

If you are flying in from Kenya, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:

Hiroshima

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get outside with Tobishima Kaido, head outdoors with Paddle Park, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally explore the activities along Motoyasu River.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hiroshima tour planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Outdoors · Spas · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Fukuoka

— 1 night

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
On the 17th (Fri), see the interesting displays at OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum, browse the collection at Fukuoka City Public Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shikaumi Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashii-gu, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hakoshima Residence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Yusentei Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Raizan Sennyoji Daihioin, then snap pictures at Fukuhaku Deai Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at TOTO Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:

Kumamoto

— 1 night
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Newspaper Museum, stop by KUMAMON products Nagataniya, take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake, then admire the masterpieces at Shimada Museum of Arts, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumamoto Daijingu Shrine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Tetori Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kumamoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Kumamoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aso.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:

Aso

— 2 nights
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuninomiyatsuko Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Aso Mizuki Meguri, then experience rural life at Couples, then cruise along Aso Panorama Line, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Kabutoiwa Lookout. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Yamanami Highway, enjoy breathtaking views from Aso Skyline View Place, and then look for gifts at Monzenmachi Shopping Street.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Aso trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kumamoto to Aso by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Aso, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Shimanto.

Things to do in Aso

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
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Shimanto

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): snap pictures at Hage Chinka Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Nakamura Castle Ruins, and then browse the exhibits of Shimanto Local Hisotorical Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Shimanto day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Aso to Shimanto takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Shimanto

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

Miyoshi

— 1 night
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
You've now added Mt. Miune to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): hike along Mt. Miune.

To find out how to plan a trip to Miyoshi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Shimanto to Miyoshi in 3.5 hours. April in Miyoshi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Keage Incline and Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Saimyo-ji Temple (in Kora-cho), Tsukiyominomiya (in Ise) and Genkyuen Garden (in Hikone). And it doesn't end there: tour or see a game at NINJA VR KYOTO, stroll around Yodo River Park Sewaritei District, take in nature's colorful creations at Shosei-en Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple).

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip planner.

Getting from Miyoshi to Kyoto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:

Hakone-machi

— 1 night
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You've now added The Hakone Open-Air Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Choanji Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Moto Tsumiya Shrine.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hakone-machi road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Hakone-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. When traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chino.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

Chino

— 2 nights
Sitting at the foot of an impressive mountain, the city of Chino offers rural and man-made attractions in a wild, remote location.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Horo Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Jinchokan Moriya Archives, admire the landmark architecture of Flying Mud Boat, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yokodake, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Tengu, and finally delve into the distant past at Togari Ishi Yosukeoneiseki. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Chino Ekimae Jomon Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Tateshina Otaki Fall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kirigamine Marshland, and finally experience rural life at Takabayashi Fish Farm.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chino tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Chino takes 3 hours. When traveling from Hakone-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Chino, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Itoigawa.

Things to do in Chino

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Itoigawa

— 1 night
Itoigawa is a city located in north-central Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 44,684 and a population density of 59.9 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Itoigawa Museum of History and Folklore, take some stellar pictures from Japan Sea Observation Deck, and then explore the activities along Shiraike Lake.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Itoigawa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chino to Itoigawa by car takes about 3 hours. In April in Itoigawa, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Itoigawa

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Kanazawa

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Ishikawa Prefectural Office 19th Floor Observatory Lobby, see the interesting displays at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, stop by Sakuda Honten, then get lost in a book at Kanazawa Umimirai Library, then see the interesting displays at Shinise Memorial Hall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijoji Temple.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Itoigawa to Kanazawa in 2 hours. In May in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Eiheiji-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Eiheiji-cho

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Eiheijiguchi Station Old Building.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Eiheiji-cho visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Eiheiji-cho takes 1.5 hours. May in Eiheiji-cho sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Eiheiji-cho

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi and Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Tokyo Metropolitan Koganei Park (in Koganei), Jogashima Island (in Jogashima) and Memorial Warships Mikasa (in Yokosuka). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, take in nature's colorful creations at Kiyosumi Teien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gotokuji Temple, and take in panoramic vistas at Observatory, Seaside Top.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tokyo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Eiheiji-cho to Tokyo. Traveling from Eiheiji-cho in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 9:

Osaka

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll around Itami Sky Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip