25 days in East Asia Itinerary

25 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Fukuoka
— 4 nights
Train
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
4
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Bus to Odawara, Train to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Nagasaki — 2 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Yutoku Inari Shrine and Glover Garden. Get a sense of the local culture at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, steep yourself in history at Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, explore the world behind art at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shitsu Church.

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Berlin, Germany to Nagasaki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. September in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fukuoka.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Fukuoka — 4 nights

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nanzoin and Yoshinogari Historical Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hakozaki Shrine and Nagoya Castle Ruins. Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Dazaifu (Tenkai Inari Shrine & Dazaifu Tenman-gu), Old Ito Denemon House (in Iizuka) and Itoshima (Ito Sai Sai & Raizan Sennyoji Daihioin). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyajidake Shrine, browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum, and steep yourself in history at Imari Okawachiyama.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip planner.

Getting from Nagasaki to Fukuoka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Classes
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:

Hiroshima — 3 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get some cultural insight at Itsukushima Shrine and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Head to Schmoe House and Kamiyachofor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple & Senjokaku). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Peace Flame, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, browse the different shops at Hiroshima Parco Honkan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple.

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Getting from Fukuoka to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka. Visit Nigatsu-do Temple and Kashihara Jingu for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Hase-dera Temple (in Sakurai), Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, &more) and Asuka-mura (Asuka-dera Temple & Ishibutai Tomb). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Hōzen-ji Temple, have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October in Osaka, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Ninja Dojo and Store and Higashi Hongan-ji Temple. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki).

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Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Hakone-machi.
Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Classes
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

Hakone-machi — 3 nights

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Get some historical perspective at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine and Satta-toge Pass. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gotemba Premium Outlets and Shimizu Fish Market Kashinoichi. Change things up with a short trip to Yamanaka Castle Ruins in Mishima (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, explore the world behind art at Okada Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Choanji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson).

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You can fly from Kyoto to Hakone-machi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Kyoto in October, plan for little chillier days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Asakusa Shrine and Senso-ji Temple are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and teamLab☆Planets. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Engaku-ji Temple & Kencho-ji Temple) and Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sengaku-ji Temple, stop by Yanaka District, wander the streets of Ginza, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:

Kyoto Prefecture travel guide

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Kyoto Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan in the Kansai region of the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Kyoto.HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, the area of Kyoto Prefecture was known as Yamashiro.For most of its history, the city of Kyoto was Japan's Imperial capital. The city's history can be traced back as far as the 6th century. In 544, the Aoi Matsuri was held in Kyoto to pray for good harvest and good weather.Kyoto did not start out as Japan's capital. A noteworthy earlier capital was Nara. In 741, Emperor Shōmu moved the capital briefly to Kuni-kyo, between the cities of Nara and Kyoto, in present-day Kyoto Prefecture. In 784, the capital was moved to Nagaokakyō, also in present-day Kyoto Prefecture. In 794, Emperor Kanmu moved the capital to Heian-kyo, and this was the beginning of the current-day city of Kyoto. Even today, almost all of the streets, houses, stores, temples and shrines in Kyoto exist where they were placed in this year.Although in 1192 real political power shifted to Kamakura, where a samurai clan established the shogunate, Kyoto remained the imperial capital as the powerless emperors and their court continued to be seated in the city. Imperial rule was briefly restored in 1333, but another samurai clan established a new shogunate in Kyoto three years later.

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