40 days in East Asia Itinerary

40 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kusatsu-machi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Toyooka
— 3 nights
Train to Hotarugaike, Fly to Yufu
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Yufu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Minamioguni-machi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Beppu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ibusuki
— 3 nights
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Matsuyama
— 3 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 23rd (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and contemplate the long history of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip site.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 2 nights
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): examine the collection at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip tool.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Kusatsu-machi

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kusatsu-machi: Haruna Shrine (in Takasaki), Ikaho Stone Steps (in Shibukawa) and Kaminaridaki Falls (in Takayama-mura).

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kusatsu-machi trip planner.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kusatsu-machi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Kusatsu-machi when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in October, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

Hakone-machi

— 3 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Hakone-machi is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, explore the activities along Lake Ashinoko, stop by Sengokuhara, and get engrossed in the history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum.

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You can drive from Kusatsu-machi to Hakone-machi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Toyooka.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Baths
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:

Toyooka

— 3 nights
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Explore Toyooka's surroundings by going to Tottori (Tottori Sand Dunes & The Sand Museum) and Takeda Castle Ruins (in Asago). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, contemplate the long history of Izushi Castle Town, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kinosaki Marine World.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Toyooka trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Hakone-machi to Toyooka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in November, expect nights in Toyooka to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yufu.

Things to do in Toyooka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:

Yufu

— 3 nights
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yufu: Taketa (Oka Castle Ruins & Thermal Spas), Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge (in Kokonoe-machi) and Harajiri Falls (in Bungoono). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin, don't miss a visit to Yufuin Basin, wander the streets of Yunotsubo Kaido, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yufu.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yufu trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Toyooka to Yufu in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. November in Yufu sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Minamioguni-machi.

Things to do in Yufu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

Minamioguni-machi

— 3 nights
Step out of Minamioguni-machi to go to Aso and see Kusasenrigahama, which is approximately 52 minutes away.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Minamioguni-machi trip planner.

You can drive from Yufu to Minamioguni-machi in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Minamioguni-machi

Parks · Nature · Spas · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

Beppu

— 3 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Get out of town with these interesting Beppu side-trips: Usajingu Shrine (in Usa) and Yabakei (in Nakatsu). There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, take in the waterfront at Beppu International Tourism Port, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and make a trip to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Beppu itinerary planner.

You can drive from Minamioguni-machi to Beppu in 1.5 hours. In November in Beppu, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

Ibusuki

— 3 nights
A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ibusuki: Minamikyushu (Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, Chiran Peace Museum, &more). The adventure continues: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kaimondake, get great views at Cape Nagasakibana, and take a memorable drive along JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ibusuki holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Beppu to Ibusuki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:

Matsuyama

— 3 nights
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Venture out of the city with trips to Imabari (Mt. Kiro Observatory Park & Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, examine the collection at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum, don't miss a visit to Dogo Onsen Station, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Matsuyama trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Ibusuki to Matsuyama in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Ibusuki in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Matsuyama, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

Noboribetsu

— 4 nights
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Change things up with a short trip to Lake Shikotsu in Chitose (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Noboribetsu trip builder.

You can fly from Matsuyama to Noboribetsu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Matsuyama in November: high temperatures in Noboribetsu hover around 47°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:

Tokyo

— 3 nights
Explore Tokyo further: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo online attractions planner.

You can fly from Noboribetsu to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Noboribetsu in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 62°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29: