28 days in East Asia Itinerary

28 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday planner
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Toyooka
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Nagoya
— 7 nights
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Tokyo
— 7 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Kiyosumi Teien, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, then take a stroll through Yanaka District, and finally don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Bank of Japan Currency Museum, ponder the world of politics at Akasaka Palace (State Guesthouse), take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then stroll through Meiji Shrine Imperial Garden, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Osaka.
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Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Osaka — 2 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.
On the 13th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and then make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple, take a stroll through Dotombori District, walk around Nakanoshima Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Umeda Sky Building, and finally walk around Itami Sky Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Osaka travel route tool.

Fly from Tokyo to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Osaka sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Toyooka.
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Toyooka — 3 nights

A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Amanohashidate and Uradome Coast. Explore Toyooka's surroundings by going to Sumitaka Maeda's Tanka Inscription (in Shinonsen-cho), Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore (in Iwami-cho) and Tottori (The Sand Museum & Tottori Sand Dunes). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, don't miss a visit to Hachigoro's Tojima Wetland, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and appreciate the history behind Kaidai Daiichisen Monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Toyooka trip maker tool.

You can drive from Osaka to Toyooka in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Osaka.
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Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Osaka — 4 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Awajihanasajiki and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Awaji (Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park & Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park). See some other sides of Osaka: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namba Yasaka Shrine, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Osaka visit planning app.

Drive from Toyooka to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Nagoya.
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Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

Nagoya — 7 nights

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Atsuta Jingu Shrine and Hikone Castle. Explore Nagoya's surroundings by going to Inuyama (Inuyama Castle & Little World), Mt. Kinka (in Gifu) and Gifu-Kakamigahara Air and Space Museum (in Kakamigahara). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, and make a trip to Osu Shopping Street.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya sightseeing tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Nagoya in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Osaka, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nagoya, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 7 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Ashikaga Flower Park and Nezu Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Yoshikawa Park (in Yoshikawa), Banna-ji Temple (in Ashikaga) and Tama Zoological Park (in Hino). Enjoy Tokyo some more: contemplate the long history of Kyu-Furukawa Gardens, make a trip to Nezu Shrine, take a stroll through Ueno District, and admire the striking features of Akasaka Palace (State Guesthouse).

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Nagoya, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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