15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel planner
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Fly
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Gero
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Shirakawa
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Karuizawa-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Tokyo — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, then get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and finally walk around Ueno Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.
Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi — 3 nights

A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Hakone-machi (Thermal Spas, Hakone Ropeway, &more). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, examine the collection at Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg., make a trip to Chureito Pagoda, and stroll around Oishi Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi online journey planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gero.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Baths
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Gero — 2 nights

Gero is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. On the 14th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Gero Onsen Gassho Village, admire the sheer force of Osakacho Waterfalls, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Seseragi no Shokei, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarubobo Shrine.

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You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Gero in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April: highs in Gero hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Shirakawa.
Parks · Nature · Baths · Museums
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Shirakawa — 2 nights

Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Komine Castle Remains, stroll around Nanko Park, then admire the natural beauty at Suirakuen, then make a trip to Shirakawa no Sekiato, and finally stroll around Shirakawa Sekinomori Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Kominejo Catsle History Museum, make a trip to British Hills, then take in the dramatic scenery at Otsujiga Falls, then stroll around Fukushima Airport Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Fukushima Airport Observation Deck.

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Traveling by car from Gero to Shirakawa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Gero in April, Shirakawa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Karuizawa-machi.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Karuizawa-machi — 2 nights

The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Nakasendo 69tsugi Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sentoji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stone Church, explore the historical opulence of Ueda Castle, and then admire the natural beauty at Kaikoen Garden.

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Getting from Shirakawa to Karuizawa-machi by car takes about 3.5 hours. April in Karuizawa-machi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tokyo.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Tokyo — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): wander the streets of Odaiba District, get in on the family fun at Tokyo DisneySea, and then ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Karuizawa-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Theme Parks · Neighborhoods
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