16 days in East Asia Itinerary

16 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kofu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matsumoto
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 2 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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Tokyo. July in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagoya.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Nagoya — 2 nights

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nagoya online route planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Nagoya are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.
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Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Kyoto — 2 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.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip site.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya 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. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 3 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Kyu Iwasakitei Teien and Gotokuji Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum and Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Kofu.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Kofu — 2 nights

Old historic castles and Shinto shrines dominate the sightseeing in Kofu, a city fringed by mountains on all sides.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Miyakoen, then examine the collection at Yamanashi Prefectural Museum Kajiam, and then take a peaceful walk through Yamanashi Prefecture Forest Park Kanegawa no Mori. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kakuembo, then admire the verdant scenery at Itajiki Valley, and then examine the collection at Nirasaki Omura Art Museum.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kofu visit site.

Getting from Tokyo to Kofu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in August, expect nights in Kofu to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Matsumoto — 2 nights

A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
You'll explore and learn at Utsukushigahara Openair Museum and Lake Suwa Science Museum Gishodo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fukashi Shrine and Koboyama Ancient Tomb. Get out of town with these interesting Matsumoto side-trips: Harmo Art Museum (in Shimosuwa-machi), Ueda (Mugonkan & Zensanji Temple) and Taizi Harada Art Museum (in Suwa). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Utsukushigahara Highlands.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsumoto trip planner.

You can drive from Kofu to Matsumoto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. When traveling from Kofu in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Matsumoto: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Tokyo — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Western Art, then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and finally contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at teamLab☆Planets, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, and then explore the world behind art at Mori Art Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip builder app.

You can take a train from Matsumoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15: