16 days in East Asia Itinerary

16 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Shizuoka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fuji
— 1 night
Drive
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Osaka visit app.

Porto, Portugal to Osaka is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Porto to Osaka, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Porto in January, with highs in Osaka at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife
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Kyoto — 4 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take a stroll through Gion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel route planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kyoto are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Shizuoka.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:

Shizuoka — 2 nights

With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shizuoka Sengen Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, and then stop by Nihondaira Ropeway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along S-Pulse Dream Plaza, then contemplate the long history of Satta-toge Pass, and then take a peaceful walk through Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach).

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Getting from Kyoto to Shizuoka by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Shizuoka, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Fuji.
Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:

Fuji — 1 night

Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. On the 1st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fuji trip planner.

Getting from Shizuoka to Fuji by car takes about an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Fuji can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a train to Tokyo.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your trip

Tokyo — 5 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.
Have a day of magic on the 5th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Fuji to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Fuji in February, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6: