15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Drive
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Okinawa City
— 1 night
Bus to Okinawa, Fly to Tokyo

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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.
Shop till you drop at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Edo-Tokyo Museum and Odaiba District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and wander the streets of Asakusa.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder website.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport, Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base and Yokota Air Base. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.
Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games
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Hakone-machi — 4 nights

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum and Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. We've included these beaches for you: Otago Beach and Iritahama Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hakone-machi side-trips: Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji) and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Fuji, get a taste of the local shopping with Pola Museum of Art, admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashinoko.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in August: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips
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Kyoto — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Get some historical perspective at Kinkaku-ji and Sanjusangendo Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum & Universal Studios Japan), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan (in Uji). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nara Park, examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hakone-machi to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Side Trips
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Hiroshima — 2 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 17th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and finally kick back and relax at Bay Side Beach Saka.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima online journey planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Okinawa City.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Okinawa City — 1 night

Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll through Nirai Beach, stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Katsuren Castle Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave, view the masterpieces at Gallery Kiya, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, and finally explore the historical opulence of Nakagusuku Castle Ruins.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Okinawa City online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Okinawa City by car takes about 32.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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