22 days in East Asia Itinerary

22 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Urayasu
— 1 night
Drive
3
Nikko
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kamakura
— 1 night
Train
5
Yokohama
— 1 night
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
6
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Fly
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Nara
— 1 night
Drive
9
Osaka
— 1 night
10
Osaka
— 1 night
Train
11
Himeji
— 1 night
Train
12
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
13
Osaka
— 2 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.
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 an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip builder.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Urayasu.
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Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Urayasu trip builder app.

Urayasu is just a stone's throw from Tokyo. In November in Urayasu, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nikko.
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Theme Parks
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

Nikko — 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yudaki Falls.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nikko trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Urayasu to Nikko by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Urayasu, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nikko, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kamakura.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

Kamakura — 1 night

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 8th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple Kannondo, head off the coast to Enoshima Island, then steep yourself in history at Kencho-ji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

Make your Kamakura itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Nikko to Kamakura in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Kamakura, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Yokohama.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:

Yokohama — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Yokohama Silk Museum, stroll around Yamashita Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sankeien Gardens, go for a walk through Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, then stop by Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Takanashi Milk Rose Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yokohama driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Kamakura to Yokohama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Kamakura in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Yokohama, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.
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Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:

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.
On the 10th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashinoko, and finally cruise along Hakone Skyline.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip itinerary planner.

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 little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.
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Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:

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, take a stroll through Gion, stop by Maiko Antiques Kyoto, and visit Arashiyama.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kyoto holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Hakone-machi to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in November, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 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.
On the 14th (Mon), examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daibutsuden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nara trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Nara sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:

Osaka — 1 night

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 15th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, 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 drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:

Osaka — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Kitamido Museum, then see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and finally gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka road trip website.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:

Himeji — 1 night

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 17th (Thu): make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then make a trip to Himeji Castle, then steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, and finally steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Himeji by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.
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Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:

Hiroshima — 3 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

Discover how to plan a Hiroshima trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:

Osaka — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Hep Five Ferris Wheel, then make a trip to Kuromon Market, then take a stroll through Dotombori District, and finally take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Osaka trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22: