28 days in East Asia Itinerary

28 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan sightseeing planner
Make it your trip
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Aomori
— 2 nights
Train
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Sendai
— 1 night
Fly
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Yokohama
— 4 nights
Train
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 5 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Sapporo — 3 nights

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Yoichi-cho (Asadaen Farm & Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). There's still lots to do: stroll around Odori Park, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, take in panoramic vistas at Okurayama Lookout, and take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sapporo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Sapporo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Sapporo. On the 28th (Wed), you're off to Aomori.
Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

Aomori — 2 nights

Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Aomori side-trips: Josenji Temple (in Kuroishi) and Towada (Itomuka no Irie, Choshi Otaki Waterfall, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Hakkoda Odake, take in the natural beauty of Manjufukashi, appreciate the views at Tashirotai Heights, and admire the landmark architecture of Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Aomori trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Sapporo to Aomori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Sendai.
Parks · Nature · Baths · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Sendai — 1 night

Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
On the 1st (Sat), make a trip to Sendai Station, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Yagiyama Zoological Park, admire the natural beauty at Sendai City Wild Plants Garden, then make a trip to Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Sedai Arahama Elementary School, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kawamachi Terasu Yuriage.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sendai travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Aomori to Sendai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sendai when traveling from Aomori in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.
Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take a stroll through Ginza, and stop by Odaiba District.

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

Traveling by flight from Sendai to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sendai in October: highs in Tokyo hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yokohama.
Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:

Yokohama — 4 nights

Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Get out of town with these interesting Yokohama side-trips: Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Onshi Hakone Park), Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple Kannondo, Hase-dera Temple, &more) and Kashiwagi Farm (in Isehara). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown, take a leisurely stroll along Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, and take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yokohama trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yokohama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Nagoya.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nunoike Catholic Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Seinan Sumiyagura. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and then see the interesting displays at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MRJ MUSEUM.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Nagoya trip planner.

Getting from Yokohama to Nagoya by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to Osaka.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Osaka — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more) and Jishu Shrine (in Otsu). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka road trip app.

Getting from Nagoya to Osaka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:

Hiroshima — 4 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Monokoto Store, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online trip builder.

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21: