22 days in East Asia Itinerary

22 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train
2
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train
3
Osaka
— 6 nights
Fly
4
Onna-son
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Naha
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
28
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27

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.
Tokyo National Museum and Fire Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Zojo-ji Temple and Ueno District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum, and contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip site.

Paris, France to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 12:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Atsuta Jingu Cultural Treasure Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, then examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, and finally examine the collection at Toyota Kaikan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then steep yourself in history at Former Kato Shokai Building, then engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, and finally visit Sakae.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya travel planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Tokyo in March, you will find days in Nagoya are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Osaka

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tenryuji Temple and Toji. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Pontocho District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more), Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple) (in Otsu) and Kyoto (Nishi Honganji, Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and stroll around Kemasakuranomiya Park.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 20:

Onna-son

— 3 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nakijin Castle Ruins and Katsuren Castle Ruins. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Busena Beach. Explore Onna-son's surroundings by going to Nirai Beach (in Yomitan-son) and Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park (in Motobu-cho). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Onna-son day trip planning website.

You can fly from Osaka to Onna-son in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Osaka in March, expect Onna-son to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Naha.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Naha

— 4 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Sefa-Utaki and Ieudumbaka will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum and Suimuiutaki. Explore Naha's surroundings by going to Zamami-son (Nishibama Beach & Aka Beach), Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Nakagusuku-son) and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park (in Itoman). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Aharen Beach, head outdoors with Naminoue Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Kainan Church.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Naha journey planner.

You can drive from Onna-son to Naha in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Naha can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27:

Kunigami-gun travel guide

4.1
Aquariums · Beaches · Geologic Formations