20 days in East Asia Itinerary

20 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kotobukiya Akihabara, Meguro River, Tokyo One Piece Tower, and other attractions. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Art Jeunesse Akihabara, take a stroll around Kotobukiya Akihabara, and then browse the range of quality goods at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip maker site.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo is 17 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, Biwako Terrace, Honen-in, and other attractions you added. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Chion-in Temple Sammon, get to know the fascinating history of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.
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Hiroshima — 1 night

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 now added Mt. Misen to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Misen, and finally take in the views from Motoyasu Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima visit planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will leave for Tokyo on the 23rd (Sun).
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Tokyo — 4 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo, Meguro River, Tokyo One Piece Tower, and other attractions you added. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Kōtoku-in, &more). See some other sides of Tokyo: step into the grandiose world of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) and take a stroll through Takeshita Street.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Motohakone-ko, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashinoko, take an in-depth tour of Hakone Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and finally go for a walk through Hakone Stone‐paved Road.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in May, you will find days in Hakone-machi are slightly colder (65°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 4 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Kegon Falls, Nikko Tosho-gu and Shinkyo Bridge. See even more of Tokyo: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum, walk around Yoyogi Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in May: highs in Tokyo hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 61°F. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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