15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner
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Nagasaki
— 1 night
Train
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Kumamoto
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fukuyama
— 2 nights
Drive to Hiroshima Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Nagasaki — 1 night

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Glover Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagasaki Peace Park, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki online travel route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Nagasaki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Nagasaki due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kumamoto.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Kumamoto — 2 nights

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 3rd (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Explore Kumamoto, then walk around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, and then take an in-depth tour of Newspaper Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by KUMAMON products Nagataniya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, then step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kumamoto itinerary site.

Getting from Nagasaki to Kumamoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Tokyo — 3 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.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Kumamoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Hakodate.
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Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Hakodate — 1 night

A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, and then get engrossed in the history at Goryokaku Tower.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hakodate fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Tokyo to Hakodate in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tokyo in July, with highs in Hakodate at 26°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.
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Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Kyoto — 3 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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, visit Gion, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Hakodate to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, Kyoto is a bit warmer than Hakodate - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Osaka.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Osaka — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then take a stroll through Dotombori District. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka travel route builder site.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Osaka are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fukuyama.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Fukuyama — 2 nights

A trip to Fukuyama, a riverside city known for its fragrant roses, is not complete without a visit to its main attraction, a quaint port village lined with old wooden houses and fishing boats.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, explore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art, and then examine the collection at Fukuyama Auto & Clock Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fukuyama online day trip planner.

Drive from Osaka to Fukuyama in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Osaka in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fukuyama: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Classes
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.
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