31 days in East Asia Itinerary

31 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Kawaguchi
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Kawaguchi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nagano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nara
— 3 nights
Drive
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Okinawa City
— 8 nights
Bus to Okinawa, Fly to Tokyo
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— 1 day
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Kawaguchi

— 4 nights
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². Let the collections at Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum and Kawaguchi Municipal Art Gallery Atlia capture your imagination. Visiting Kiyose Sunflower Farm and Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kawaguchi: Ibaraki Nature Museum (in Bando) and Omiya Bonsai Village (in Saitama). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kawaguchi Green Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsuzoin Temple, don't miss a visit to Previously Tanaka Family House, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kawaguchi trip builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Kawaguchi is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kawaguchi is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Kawaguchi at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chidorigafuchi and Meguro River. You'll explore and learn at Fire Museum and Ota Memorial Museum of Art. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, wander the streets of Ueno District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and explore the engaging exhibits at KidZania Tokyo.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kawaguchi to Tokyo in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Nagano

— 3 nights
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Visiting Snow Monkey Resorts and Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Sake Storehouse Art Museum - Gallery Tamamura Honten and Mizuno Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden and get engrossed in the history at Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nagano road trip planning site.

Take a train from Tokyo to Nagano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you will find days in Nagano are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Nagano

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

Nagoya

— 4 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and SCMAGLEV and Railway Park. Escape the urban bustle at Yamazaki River and Kanaregawa Ryokudo. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, examine the collection at Antarctic Research Ship Fuji, walk around Higashiyama Park, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nagoya journey app.

You can take a train from Nagano to Nagoya in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Nagoya are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Nara.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:

Nara

— 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall and Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Wakakusa and Nara Park. Change things up with a short trip to Yodo River Park Sewaritei District in Yawata (about 52 minutes away). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple and pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nara online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Nara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Nagoya, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nara, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Okinawa City

— 8 nights
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Let the collections at Okinawa Post-War Cultural Material Museum Histreet and Okinawa City Local Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like English Empire Divers and Gesashi Bay's Mangrove Forest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Okinawa City: Mt. Iegusuku (in Ie-son), Oceanic Culture Museum (in Motobu-cho) and Onna-son (Sun Marina Beach & Diamond Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Busena Beach, do sightseeing your way with Japanguide Junko, see the vivid underwater world at Sunabe No.1, and look for gifts at Hamahiga Island Salt Factory.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Okinawa City holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nara to Okinawa City takes 37.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 7:

Tokyo

— 1 day
On the 7th (Sat), examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Tokyo and then explore the world behind art at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo online route maker.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Okinawa City to Tokyo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Aquariums
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over long. The Ryukyus extend southwest from Kyushu (the southwesternmost of Japan's four main islands) to Taiwan. The Okinawa Prefecture encompasses the southern two thirds of that chain. Naha, Okinawa's capital, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.Although Okinawa comprises just 0.6 percent of Japan's total land mass, about 75 percent of all U.S. military installations stationed in Japan are assigned in Okinawa. Currently about 26,000 of the U.S. troops deployed in Japan are based in the prefecture.

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