22 days in East Asia Itinerary

22 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary 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
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Nara
— 1 day
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip maker website.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Urayasu.
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Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 5th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Urayasu itinerary planner.

Urayasu is very close to Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to 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.
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, 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 reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Nikko travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Urayasu to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Urayasu in November: highs in Nikko hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kamakura day trip site.

Getting from Nikko to Kamakura by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Kamakura sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 12°C at night. 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Yokohama Chinatown, stroll around Yamashita Park, and then go for a walk through Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yokohama online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kamakura to Yokohama takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.
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Hakone-machi — 2 nights

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 8th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, then don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, then explore the activities along Lake Ashinoko, and finally steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Yokohama to Hakone-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yokohama in November: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly to Kyoto.
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Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Kyoto — 4 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, and visit Arashiyama.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker site.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kyoto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in November, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nara.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Nara — 1 day

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 13th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Todai-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, 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, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nara tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Osaka.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Koya-cho (Koyasan Station, Mt. Koya, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, don't miss a visit to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District, and see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Osaka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.
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Side Trip
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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, go for a walk through Himeji Castle, and then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Osaka to Himeji by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Himeji sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the 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.
To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.
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Historic Sites · Parks
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Osaka — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to Hep Five Ferris Wheel, admire the striking features of Umeda Sky Building, admire the striking features of Shin Umeda City, take in panoramic vistas at Tsutenkaku, then don't miss a visit to Abeno Harukas, and finally wander the streets of Minami (Namba). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then stop by Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally wander the streets of Kobe Harborland.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods · Baths · Parks
Side Trip
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