15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Yokohama Museum of Art (in Minatomirai) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and visit Akihabara.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vancouver to Tokyo. Traveling from Vancouver in June, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:

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, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kyoto online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Mizuno Sportology Gallery and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka route planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Fukuoka

— 3 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, walk around Higashihirao Park, stroll through Komyozen-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and finally explore the historical opulence of Onojo - Chikuzenkoku. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Organic Esthe Salon Fuu, go for a walk through Ohori Park, then explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip maker tool.

Take a train from Osaka to Fukuoka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

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