43 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

43 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Koya-cho, Japan
— 1 night
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Nara, Japan
— 1 day
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Takayama, Japan
— 1 night
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Nagoya, Japan
— 3 nights
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Fujiyoshida, Japan
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
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Nikko, Japan
— 1 night
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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kamakura, Japan
— Few hours
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Tokyo, Japan
— 9 nights

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bukhansan National Park, Hongdae Art Market Free Market, Insadong, and other attractions.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul online route planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Osan Air Base. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 24 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Senko-ji Temple, Umeda Sky Building, Minoo Park, and other attractions.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Seoul to Osaka by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Seoul in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Osaka, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You've added Hiroshima Museum of Art, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, Shukkei-en Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima tour itinerary app.

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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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.
You've added Kifune Shrine, Kurama-dera, Mt. Kurama, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kyoto attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You will leave for Koya-cho on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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Koya-cho, Japan

Koya-cho ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Koyasan Okunoin, Kongobu-ji Temple, Koyasan Danjo Garan, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Koyasan Okunoin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Koyasan Daimon, don't miss a visit to Koyasan Danjo Garan, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple.

You can plan Koya-cho trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Kyoto to Koya-cho in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. October in Koya-cho sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Koyasan Daimon ©
Koyasan Daimon

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Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
You've added Okochi Sanso Garden, Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, Tenryuji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the local highlights with Kyoto Sagano Walk & Bamboo Forest, meet the residents at Monkey Park Iwatayama, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Okochi Sanso Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Koya-cho to Kyoto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama
Tenryuji Temple ©
Tenryuji Temple
Okochi Sanso Garden ©
Okochi Sanso Garden

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Nara, Japan

Nara ©

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Naramachi, Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara National Museum, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then make a trip to Nara National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Naramachi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nara online visit planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Nara are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple as well as Kinkaku-ji.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple ©
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple

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Takayama, Japan

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Daiou-ji Temple, Sanmachi Suji and Takayama Jinya. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, then take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, and then pick up some new knowledge with Daiou-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Takayama online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Takayama takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Takayama, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Takayama

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Classes
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Daiou-ji Temple ©
Daiou-ji Temple

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Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hosho-in (Osu Kannon), Atsuta Jingu Shrine, Nagoya Castle, and other attractions.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nagoya sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Nabana no Sato ©
Nabana no Sato
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

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Fujiyoshida, Japan

Fujiyoshida ©
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
You've added Lake Kawaguchi, Fuji-Q Highland, Chureito Pagoda, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja and then make a trip to Chureito Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fujiyoshida itinerary app.

You can drive from Nagoya to Fujiyoshida in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nagoya in October, expect nights in Fujiyoshida to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja

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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.
To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo vacation planner.

Drive from Fujiyoshida to Tokyo in 2 hours. While traveling from Fujiyoshida, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 18°C. You will leave for Nikko on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

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Nikko, Japan

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
You've added Ryuzu Waterfall, Kegon Falls, Nikko Tosho-gu, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): snap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, then admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ryuzu Waterfall.

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You can drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in October, plan for little chillier days in Nikko, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls
Ryuzu Waterfall ©
Ryuzu Waterfall

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden as well as Akihabara. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take a stroll through Akihabara and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tokyo tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura ©

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hase-dera Temple and Kōtoku-in. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, then steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kamakura trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kamakura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kamakura, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa, Odaiba District, Robot Restaurant, and other attractions.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo journey planner.

Drive from Kamakura to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kamakura in October, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). On the 6th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 6:
Highlights from your plan
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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