55 days in East Asia Itinerary

55 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Tokyo
— 18 nights
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Okayama
— 8 nights
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Naoshima-cho
— 5 nights
Ferry to Uno, Fly to Okinawa
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Naha
— 11 nights
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Fukuoka
— 9 nights
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 18 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland) and Kamakura (Myohoji Temple (Kokedera Temple), Kōtoku-in, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, wander the streets of Ginza, and stop by Odaiba District.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo visit planning site.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In July, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Okayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 12:

Okayama

— 8 nights
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Get out of town with these interesting Okayama side-trips: Manabe Island (in Kasaoka), Mitoyo (Mt. Shiude & Nishihama Beach) and Hiroshima (Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, examine the collection at Japanese Rural Toy Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Okayama online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Tokyo to Okayama in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August in Okayama, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 20:

Naoshima-cho

— 5 nights
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naoshima-cho: Teshima (Teshima Art Museum & Teshima Terraced Rice Field Project), Miyoshi (Shiozuka Highland, Onsen Resorts, &more) and Kannon-ji Temple (in Tamano). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum, look for gifts at Kitanada Sea Station, visit Naoshima Bath, and head off the coast to Naoshima.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Naoshima-cho travel route site.

You can ride a ferry from Okayama to Naoshima-cho in 2.5 hours. In August in Naoshima-cho, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:

Naha

— 11 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Tokashiki-son (Aharen Observatory, Hanari Island, &more), Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more) and Onna-son (Cape Maeda, Blue Cave, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, step off the mainland to explore Gahi Island, don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market, and soothe aching muscles at Yoga Shanti.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Naoshima-cho to Naha takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Naoshima-cho in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in Naha. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Fukuoka.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — Sep 6:

Fukuoka

— 9 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuoka: Onojo - Chikuzenkoku (in Onojo), Komenoyama Obsevatory (in Sasaguri-machi) and Dazaifu (Kamado Shrine, Komyozen-ji Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, explore the striking landscape at Chimachibo Park, admire the striking features of Hakata Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Fukuoka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Naha in September: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 15:

Tokyo

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Thu), trek along Momiji Tunnel, then explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, then walk around Nagasaki Park, and finally walk around Suwanomori Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): get in on the family fun at TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online day trip planner.

Fly from Fukuoka to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17: