10 days in East Asia Itinerary

10 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Fly
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Koya-cho
Drive
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Nara
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto
— 1 night
Train
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Hiroshima
Train to Hakata, Fly to Yakushima-cho
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Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
Fly
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Hirosaki
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagaoka
Drive
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Myoko
— 1 night
Drive
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Tateyama-machi
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive
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Konan
— 1 night
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Drive to Takamatsu Airport, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Aldie

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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 8th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi online trip builder.

Aldie, USA to Hakone-machi is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Aldie to Hakone-machi, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Aldie in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hakone-machi, with lows of 37°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums
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Koya-cho

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Koya-cho online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Hakone-machi to Koya-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in January, you will find days in Koya-cho are somewhat warmer (48°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites
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Nara

— 1 night

Ancient City

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.
You've now added Nara Visitor Center & Inn to your itinerary. On the 9th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple and then get advice or help at Nara Visitor Center & Inn.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nara day trip website.

You can drive from Koya-cho to Nara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites
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Kyoto

— 1 night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kinkaku-ji, Ran Theatre Kyoto, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then see a show at Ran Theatre Kyoto.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Kyoto sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Nightlife
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Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites
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Yakushima-cho

— 1 night
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Taikoiwa as well as Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. On the 11th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and then make a trip to Taikoiwa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in January, things will get a bit warmer in Yakushima-cho: highs are around 58°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature · Parks
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Hirosaki

— 1 night
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): attend a local event at Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hirosaki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Hirosaki takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in January, expect Hirosaki to be cooler, temps between 30°F and 23°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Nagaoka.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Events
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Nagaoka

Nagaoka is a city located in the central part of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get into the festive atmosphere at Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagaoka planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hirosaki to Nagaoka takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, Nagaoka is a bit warmer than Hirosaki - with highs of 40°F and lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Myoko.

Things to do in Nagaoka

Events
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Myoko

— 1 night
The small town of Myoko, nestled between five mountain peaks, attracts skiing and winter-sport enthusiasts with its famed resorts and abundant snowfall.
Myoko Snowsports has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): learn from the experts at Myoko Snowsports.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Myoko road trip planning site.

You can drive from Nagaoka to Myoko in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Myoko

Outdoors · Classes
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Tateyama-machi

The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
You've now added Mt. Tateyama to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Tateyama.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tateyama-machi trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Myoko to Tateyama-machi in 2.5 hours. In January in Tateyama-machi, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Nature · Parks
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Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You've now added Dolls Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Dolls Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tateyama-machi to Kanazawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tateyama-machi in January, expect Kanazawa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 44°F and 33°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Konan.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums
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Konan

— 1 night
Kōnan is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan.As of October 2016, the city has an estimated population of 32,786 and a population density of 260 persons per km². Your day by day itinerary now includes Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): walk around Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Konan trip planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Konan in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kanazawa in January, you will find days in Konan are somewhat warmer (52°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Konan

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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