15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train
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Fuji
— 1 night
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Tokyo

— 4 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 a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 12th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and wander the streets of Ginza.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker website.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Tokyo to be much colder, temps between 14°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Fuji

— 1 night
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Imamiya Tea Plantation. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fuji trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Fuji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fuji

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and then make a trip to Osu Shopping Street. On your second day here, make a trip to Nagoya TV Tower, steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, and then examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nagoya online route planner.

You can drive from Fuji to Nagoya in 3 hours. Traveling from Fuji in December, expect Nagoya to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
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Kyoto

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kyoto online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in December, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Osaka

— 4 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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka day trip planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Osaka, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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