9 days in East Asia Itinerary

9 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel planner

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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Osaka International Airport, Drive to Kobe
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Kobe
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 1 night
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Koya-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Nara
Train
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Kanazawa
Drive
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Myoko
— 1 night
Drive
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Hakuba-mura
— 1 night
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
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Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Aldie

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Kobe

— 1 night
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kobe trip planning site.

Colorado Springs, USA to Kobe is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Colorado Springs to Kobe. Traveling from Colorado Springs in January, Kobe is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Museums
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Osaka

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dotombori District as well as Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and then get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka tour website.

Drive from Kobe to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Osaka are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Koya-cho

— 1 night
You've now added Koyasan Okunoin to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin.

To plan Koya-cho vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Koya-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in January, and nighttime lows around 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Nara.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites
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Nara

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nara Visitor Center & Inn. On the 14th (Thu), get your bearings at Nara Visitor Center & Inn and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Todai-ji Temple.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nara trip planner.

Drive from Koya-cho to Nara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In January in Nara, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites
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Kanazawa

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): examine the collection at Dolls Museum.

Make your Kanazawa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Nara to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Myoko.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Myoko Snowsports. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): expand your horizons at Myoko Snowsports.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Myoko holiday planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Myoko in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Myoko

Outdoors · Classes
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
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Hakuba-mura

— 1 night
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hakuba-mura route planner.

Getting from Myoko to Hakuba-mura by car takes about 2 hours. January in Hakuba-mura sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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Hakone-machi

— 2 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
The Hakone Open-Air Museum has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hakuba-mura to Hakone-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Hakuba-mura in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hakone-machi, with lows around 37°F. You will leave for home on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
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