22 days in East Asia Itinerary

22 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour planner
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Fly
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Urayasu
— 1 night
Drive
3
Nikko
— 1 day
Drive
4
Kamakura
— 1 day
Train
5
Yokohama
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Fly
7
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
8
Nara
— 1 night
Drive
9
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
10
Himeji
— 1 day
Train
11
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
12
Osaka
— 1 night
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Tokyo — 4 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, and wander the streets of Odaiba District.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder site.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Urayasu.
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Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

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 5th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Urayasu day trip planner.

Urayasu is just a short distance from Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Nikko.
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Theme Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Nikko — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinno-ji Temple, then admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, and finally make a trip to Irohazaka Route.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Nikko holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Urayasu to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Urayasu in November, expect nights in Nikko to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Kamakura.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Kamakura — 1 day

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kamakura driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Nikko to Kamakura in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yokohama.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Yokohama

Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yokohama driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Kamakura to Yokohama in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Kamakura, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yokohama, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 12°C. You'll set off for Hakone-machi on the 7th (Mon).
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Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley and then get great views at Mikuni Toge Observatory.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Yokohama to Hakone-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Yokohama, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.
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Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Hakone-machi to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in November: highs in Kyoto hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Nara.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:

Nara — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): learn the secrets of beer at Japan Tour Adventure in Nara, admire the landmark architecture of Nara National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, then examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daibutsuden.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nara trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Nara, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Osaka.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Koya-cho (Koyasan Station, Mt. Koya, &more). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, don't miss a visit to Shinsekai, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, and go for a walk through Ukiyokoji Street.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Osaka itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a train to Himeji.
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Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:

Himeji — 1 day

The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en.

Find out how to plan Himeji trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Osaka to Himeji by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.
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Historic Sites · Parks
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Hiroshima — 2 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Osaka.
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Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

Osaka — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the striking features of Shin Umeda City, admire the landmark architecture of Umeda Sky Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and finally visit Minami (Namba). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Abeno Harukas, admire the striking features of Tsutenkaku, then don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, then wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally wander the streets of Kobe Harborland.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka tour planning website.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods · Baths · Parks
Side Trip
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