43 days in East Asia Itinerary

43 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 15 nights
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Kyoto
— 10 nights
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Osaka
— 6 nights
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Onomichi
— 9 nights
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Yokohama
— 2 nights
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Tokyo — 15 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills). Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Kōtoku-in & Hase-dera Temple), Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Yokohama Museum of Art (in Minatomirai). Have a day of magic on the 26th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the masterpieces at teamLab☆Planets, examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tokyo is 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Tokyo at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.
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Find places to stay Aug 11 — 26:

Kyoto — 10 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Toji and Kyoto Insider Sake Experience. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Byodoin (in Uji), Ishitera Tea Plantation (in Wazuka-cho) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and pick up some new knowledge with Ninja Dojo and Store.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto holiday builder website.

You can fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Kyoto sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a train to Osaka.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 5:

Osaka — 6 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Koyasan Okunoin and Mt. Koya. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe), Nara (Daibutsuden, Nara Park, &more) and Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Suita Brewery.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to Onomichi.
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 11:

Onomichi — 9 nights

A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Kiro Observatory Park and Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge. Explore Onomichi's surroundings by going to Fukuyama (Utsumi Ohashi Bridge, iwase shoten & co. (somelabo), &more), Miyoshi (Oboke Koboke & Shiozuka Highland) and Matsuyama (Thermal Spas & Matsuyama Castle). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Honinbo Shusaku Igo Museum, get outside with Ikuchijima, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Shirataki.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Onomichi itinerary builder.

Getting from Osaka to Onomichi by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Osaka in September, expect nights in Onomichi to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Yokohama.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 20:

Yokohama — 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, and then steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yokohama itinerary planning website.

Fly from Onomichi to Yokohama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Yokohama, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22: