15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner
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Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Obanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nagano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nanto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT and Madame Tussauds Tokyo. Let the collections at Shitamachi Museum and Shunkaen BONSAI Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo Horse Racetrack in Fuchu--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hozomon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, take in the exciting artwork at Mokuhankan, and admire the natural beauty at Kyu Iwasakitei Teien.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online journey planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Obanazawa.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos
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Obanazawa — 2 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Basho - Seifu History Museum and House of Hojin. Change things up with these side-trips from Obanazawa: Sakaida Bunsuirei (in Mogami-machi), Michi-no-Eki Murayama (in Murayama) and Shinjo Furusato History Center (in Shinjo).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Obanazawa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Obanazawa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in October: high temperatures in Obanazawa hover around 65°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nagano.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Nagano — 2 nights

Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chokokuji, examine the collection at Mizuno Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saiho-ji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up some local products at Farmers Market Oranche, then learn about winemaking at Obuse Winery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Joko-ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nagano trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Obanazawa to Nagano in 6 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nanto.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wineries
Side Trips
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Nanto — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Angoji Temple, then don't miss a visit to Inami Betsuin Zuisen-ji Temple, and then look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Inami. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Ainokura Minzokukan and then get to know the fascinating history of Ainokura Kaiyu Hodo.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nanto travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nagano to Nanto takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Osaka.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Osaka — 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 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tekijuku, then admire the masterpieces at Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum, and then stop by Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): learn the secrets of beer at Japan Tour Adventure in Nara and then get engrossed in the history at Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nanto to Osaka takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Tokyo — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Nissan Crossing and then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

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Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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