8 days in East Asia Itinerary

8 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Narusawa-mura
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Narusawa-mura, Japan
— 1 night
Drive
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Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Fly

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Seoul, South Korea

— 3 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace. For shopping fun, head to Myeongdong Shopping Street or LINE Friends Flagship Store Myeongdong Station. Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll around Haneul Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and make a trip to Ewha Womans University.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul road trip website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Osan Air Base. In October, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Osaka, Japan

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Tempozan, grab your bike and head to Onogawa Ryokuin Road, contemplate the long history of Tekijuku, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then get outside with Eeyan, and finally look for gifts at Tower Knives Osaka.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip planning app.

Fly from Seoul to Osaka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Seoul in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Osaka, with highs around 73°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Narusawa-mura, Japan

— 1 night
A village at the foothills of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): hike along Gotemba Route, trek along Subashiri Route, make a trip to Mt. Fuji 5th Station, get a sense of history and politics at Mt. Fuji Gogome Kani Post Office, then let little ones run wild at Forest Adventure Mt.Fuji, and finally explore the striking landscape at Narusawa Ice Cave.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Narusawa-mura online itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Osaka to Narusawa-mura. When traveling from Osaka in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Narusawa-mura: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Parks · Spas · Baths · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Tokyo, Japan

— 1 night
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 9th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takao, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then get outside with Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo planner.

Traveling by car from Narusawa-mura to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Narusawa-mura in October, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.