20 days in East Asia Itinerary

20 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Matsumoto
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
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Beppu
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka
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Tokyo

— 6 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Omotesando, Akihabara, Imperial Palace, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa Shrine. Do your shopping at Asakusa and Takeshita Street. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo travel route planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Tokyo is 8 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 16:

Matsumoto

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Matsumoto online route maker.

Getting from Tokyo to Matsumoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Matsumoto are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Kanazawa

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro as well as Omicho Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Matsumoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sento Imperial Palace (Sento Gosho), Maruyama Park, Kyoto Tower, and other attractions.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kanazawa in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound, Peace Flame and Atomic Bomb Dome. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound, then don't miss a visit to Peace Flame, and finally steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Nagasaki

— 2 nights

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
You've added Maruyama Park, Glover Garden, Hamamachi Arcade (Hamanmachi Shopping Street), and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, then see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island, admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, then walk around Maruyama Park, then don't miss a visit to Hamamachi Arcade (Hamanmachi Shopping Street), and finally take in the waterfront at Seafood market Nagasaki Port Dejima Wharf shop.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nagasaki road trip app.

Getting from Hiroshima to Nagasaki by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Beppu.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Beppu

— 2 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Matama Beach, Lake Kinrin and Suginoi Palace. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin and then enjoy the sand and surf at Matama Beach. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu and then get in on the family fun at Suginoi Palace.

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Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Beppu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nagasaki in August: highs in Beppu hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 30°C. You'll set off for Fukuoka on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Beppu

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Fukuoka

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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Beppu to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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