17 days in East Asia Itinerary

17 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation planner

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kofu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matsumoto
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 2 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.
To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport, Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base and Yokota Air Base. In July, daytime highs in Tokyo are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Nagoya

— 2 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
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You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Nagoya are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Kyoto

— 2 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.
To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto route website.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in August, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (77°F). You'll set off for Tokyo on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Tokyo

— 3 nights
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kyu Iwasakitei Teien and Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gotokuji Temple and Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kofu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Kofu

— 2 nights
Old historic castles and Shinto shrines dominate the sightseeing in Kofu, a city fringed by mountains on all sides.
On the 9th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Miyakoen, then see the interesting displays at Yamanashi Prefectural Museum Kajiam, and then stroll around Yamanashi Prefecture Forest Park Kanegawa no Mori. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kakuembo, appreciate the views at Itajiki Valley, and then see the interesting displays at Nirasaki Omura Art Museum.

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You can drive from Tokyo to Kofu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Kofu, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kofu

Nature · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Matsumoto

— 2 nights
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
On the 11th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Kaichi Gakko Primary School, then don't miss a visit to Matsumoto Castle, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Koboyama Ancient Tomb, and finally don't miss a visit to Fukashi Shrine. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Tokusawa, take in the awesome beauty at Hotaka Mountain Range, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Chogatake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Matsumoto trip planner.

You can drive from Kofu to Matsumoto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. When traveling from Kofu in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Matsumoto, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Tokyo

— 2 nights
Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Nezu Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like teamLab☆Planets and Hozomon. Explore Tokyo further: explore the world behind art at Mori Art Museum, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Matsumoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15: