30 days in East Asia Itinerary

30 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly
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Osaka
— 8 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 6 nights
Train
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Nagasaki
— 7 nights
Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to Calgary

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Tokyo

— 7 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) and Zojo-ji Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Asakusa Shrine and Nezu Shrine. There's lots more to do: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Tokyo, enjoy some diversion at teamLab☆Planets, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sengaku-ji Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planning app.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Calgary to Tokyo. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Calgary in November; daily highs in Tokyo reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 9:

Osaka

— 8 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tenryuji Temple and Nanzen-ji Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kasuga Grand Shrine and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan & Koyasan Okunoin), Kyoto (Ishibe Alley, Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), &more) and Nara (Isuien Garden & Kofuku-ji Temple). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten, don't miss a visit to Hozenji Yokocho, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November in Osaka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 17:

Hiroshima

— 6 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daishoin Temple and Senjokaku. Mitaki Temple and Catholic Noboricho Church, Memorial Cathedral for World Peace will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Taikodani Inari Shrine (in Tsuwano-cho), Momijidani Park (in Miyajima) and Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Peace Flame, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Motoyasu River, and steep yourself in history at Former Bank of Japan Hiroshima.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 23:

Nagasaki

— 7 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yutoku Inari Shrine and Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Explore hidden gems such as Suwa Shrine and 26 Martyrs Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Sakagura Dori in Kashima (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, pause for some serene contemplation at Ōura Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Inasayama Observation Deck, and steep yourself in history at Glover House and Office.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nagasaki route planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 30: