33 days in East Asia Itinerary

33 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour itinerary builder

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Tsuruoka
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Nara
— 3 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Naruto
— 1 night
Drive
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Nagasaki
— 1 night
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Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to Naha Airport, Drive to Okinawa City
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Okinawa City
— 3 nights
Drive to Naha Airport, Fly to New Ishigaki Airport
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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
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Urayasu
— 1 night
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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 day by day itinerary now includes Hie Jinjya, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, Sunshine Aquarium, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: The Metropolitan Outer Area Underground Discharge Channel (in Kasukabe) and Susukino (in Sapporo). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, and take a stroll through Takeshita Street.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route website.

Dallas, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 15 hours. When traveling from Dallas in July, plan for little chillier days in Tokyo, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:

Tsuruoka

— 2 nights
Tsuruoka, famous for its scenic surroundings, attracts tourists due to its proximity to the Dewa Sanzan, sacred mountains revered by the Shugendo religion.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Chidokan, explore the world behind art at Ken Domon Museum of Photography, don't miss a visit to Former Honma Family Residence, then steep yourself in history at Sankyo Soko Storehouse, and finally stop by Sakata Seafood Market. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium, and then examine the collection at Chido Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tsuruoka planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Tsuruoka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tsuruoka: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Tsuruoka to Kyoto takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Tsuruoka, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 76°F. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

Nara

— 3 nights

Ancient City

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.
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center has been added to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Nara to Uji to see Byodoin about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, and appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nara attractions planning app.

Getting from Kyoto to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In July in Nara, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 80°F at night. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Osaka

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Don Quijote as well as Osaka Science Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Osaka sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Naruto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Naruto

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Uzu no Michi. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryozen-ji Temple and then admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Onaruto Bridge, explore the activities along Naruto Strait, then make a trip to Uzu no Michi, and finally stroll around Naruto Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Naruto trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Naruto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Osaka, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Naruto, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naruto

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Hiroshima

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Miyajima and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and finally pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Naruto to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Naruto in July, you will find days in Hiroshima are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (76°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Nagasaki

— 1 night

City of Peace

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa and then examine the collection at Dejima.

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Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Okinawa City

— 3 nights
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Sesoko Beach has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Okinawa City: Motobu-cho (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Okichan Theater), Onna-son (Cape Manzamo & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to American Village and shop like a local with Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Okinawa City day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nagasaki to Okinawa City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Ishigaki

— 5 nights
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Your day by day itinerary now includes WWF Japan Coral Reef Conservation and Research Center. There's still lots to do: get outside with Yonehara Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, don't miss a visit to Euglena Mall, and take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Okinawa City to Ishigaki with the Route module. July in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 82°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Urayasu.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 1:

Urayasu

— 1 night
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Ikspiari and then get in on the family fun at Tokyo DisneySea.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Urayasu itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Urayasu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Beaches · Aquariums
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over long. The Ryukyus extend southwest from Kyushu (the southwesternmost of Japan's four main islands) to Taiwan. The Okinawa Prefecture encompasses the southern two thirds of that chain. Naha, Okinawa's capital, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.Although Okinawa comprises just 0.6 percent of Japan's total land mass, about 75 percent of all U.S. military installations stationed in Japan are assigned in Okinawa. Currently about 26,000 of the U.S. troops deployed in Japan are based in the prefecture.

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Chiba Prefecture travel guide

3.9
Disney Parks & Activities · Historic Sites · Parks
Chiba Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region and the Greater Tokyo Area. The sixth most populous prefecture, and 27th largest by land area, Chiba is on the east coast of Honshu and largely consists of the Bōsō Peninsula, which encloses the eastern side of Tokyo Bay. Its capital is Chiba City.EtymologyThe name of Chiba Prefecture in Japanese is formed from two kanji characters. The first, means "thousand" and the second, means "leaves". The name first appears as an ancient kuni no miyatsuko, or regional command office, as the Chiba Kuni no Miyatsuko. The name was adopted by a branch of the Taira clan, which moved to the area in present-day Chiba City in the late Heian period. The branch of the Taira adopted the name and became the Chiba clan, and held strong influence over the area of the prefecture until the Azuchi-Momoyama period. The name "Chiba" was chosen for the prefecture at the time its creation in 1873 by the, an early Meiji-period body of prefectural governors that met to decide the structure of local and regional administration in Japan.The compound word, which refers to the Tokyo-Chiba region, is formed from the second character in Tokyo, and the second character in Chiba, which can also be pronounced “kei” and “yō” respectively. This compound is used in terms such as the Keiyō Line, Keiyō Road, Keiyō Rinkai Railway Rinkai Main Line, and the Keiyō Industrial Zone.

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