60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Hitachi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 6 nights
Bus to Shin-Fuji(Shizuoka), Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 8 nights
Train
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Nara
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tenkawa-mura
— 4 nights
Drive
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Totsukawa-mura
— 2 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 7 nights
Drive
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Asago
— 6 nights
Drive
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Matsuyama
— 5 nights
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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.
Head to Ginza and Kimono Mefor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Takao and Meguro River. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs (in Higashikurume) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, walk around Ueno Park, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and shop like a local with ChIJM1N_BMKOGGARZ0DHgTj9hHw.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip tool.

Billund, Denmark to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Billund to Tokyo is 8 hours. In April, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Billund - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hitachi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 8:

Hitachi

— 6 nights
Hitachi is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Take a break from the city and head to Takigawa Valley and Mount Tsukuba. Get some cultural insight at Yakuo-in Temple and Oarai Isosaki Shrine. Explore Hitachi's surroundings by going to Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium (in Oarai-machi), Hitachinaka (Nakaminato Fish Market, Hitachi Seaside Park, &more) and Fukuroda Falls (in Daigo-machi). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kairakuen Park, stroll around Kamine Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Semba Boadwalk, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oiwa Shrine.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hitachi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Hitachi in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tokyo in April since evenings lows in Hitachi dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hitachi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 14:

Fujikawaguchiko-machi

— 6 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.
Get outdoors at Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Head to Pola Museum of Art and Gotemba Premium Outletsfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Hakone-machi (Owaku-dani Valley, Lake Ashinoko, &more) and Fujinomiya (Mt. Kenashi & Fujinomiya Route). There's much more to do: stop by Mountaineering Gear Rental Shop La Mont, don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, explore the world behind art at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi road trip planning site.

You can drive from Hitachi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 4 hours. When traveling from Hitachi in April, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 21:

Kyoto

— 8 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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Ninja Dojo and Store. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 29:

Nara

— 6 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Get outdoors at Nara Park and Mt. Wakakusa. Head to Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo and Nara Familyfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nara: Mount Miwa (in Sakurai), Yamanobe Street (in Tenri) and Kashihara City Tourism Exchange Center Kashihara Navi Plaza (in Kashihara). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, sample some tasty brews at Japan Tour Adventure in Nara, and examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nara trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nara when traveling from Kyoto in April, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tenkawa-mura.

Things to do in Nara

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 5:

Tenkawa-mura

— 4 nights
Hanano Iwaya Caves and Ryusenji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Mitarai Valley and Mount Odaigahara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tenkawa-mura: Ouchiyama Milk Village Bloom (in Taiki-cho), Onigajo (in Kumano) and Kinpusenji Temple (in Yoshino-cho).

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tenkawa-mura sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nara to Tenkawa-mura takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Totsukawa-mura.

Things to do in Tenkawa-mura

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 9:

Totsukawa-mura

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Totsukawamura Rekishi Minzoku Shiryokan, make a trip to Maruyama Senmai Rice Field, then explore the activities along Dorokyo, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Tamakiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tamaki Shrine, and then go for a walk through Hatenashi Shuraku.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Totsukawa-mura road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tenkawa-mura to Totsukawa-mura takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Totsukawa-mura can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Totsukawa-mura

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Osaka

— 7 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dotombori District and Osaka Castle. Head to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street and Four-Mfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Waterfall of Mino (in Mino), Hara Hirone Road (in Inagawa-cho) and Izumisano (Mt. Inunaki & Gyoja no Taki). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rokko, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and take a stroll through Kobe Harborland.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Osaka driving holiday planner.

Getting from Totsukawa-mura to Osaka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Totsukawa-mura in May, Osaka is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asago.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 18:

Asago

— 6 nights
Asago is a city located in northern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.The modern city of Asago was established on April 1, 2005, from the merger of the former town of Asago absorbing the towns of Ikuno, Santō and Wadayama (all from Asago District).As of April 30, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 31,248, with 12,355 households, and a population density of 82.52 persons per km². Get a sense of the local culture at Takeda Castle Ruins and Chion-ji Temple. Get outdoors at Amanohashidate and Ritsuun Gorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asago: Fukuchiyama Castle (in Fukuchiyama), Maizuru (Maizuru Brick Park & Maizuru Port Toretore Center Michi-no-Eki) and Miyazu (Motoise Konojinja Shrine & Amanohashidate View Land). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Mikobata Senkojo Mine, don't miss a visit to Ikuno Ginzan, go for a walk through Takeda Teramachi Street, and see the interesting displays at Ikuno Ginzan Cultural Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Asago trip planner.

Drive from Osaka to Asago in 2 hours. May in Asago sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Asago

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 24:

Matsuyama

— 5 nights
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Get some cultural insight at Matsuyama Castle and Yokomineji. Escape the urban bustle at Okunoshima Island and Mt. Ishizuchi. Change things up with these side-trips from Matsuyama: Kamegamori Forest (in Saijo) and Michi-no-Eki Tatara Shimanami Park (in Imabari). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji, make a trip to Bocchan Wind up Clock, steep yourself in history at Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle), and examine the collection at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama trip maker.

You can drive from Asago to Matsuyama in 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

Yamanashi Prefecture travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Yamanashi Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of the main island of Honshu.The prefecture is landlocked, featuring a fertile central valley, the Kōfu Basin, surrounded by many of the highest mountains in Japan including the highest, Mount Fuji located on the southern border with Shizuoka.The capital of the prefecture is the city of Kōfu.HistoryPre-history to the 14th centuryAs in most other Japanese regions, prehistoric society in Yamanashi progressed though the hunting, fishing and gathering stage of the Jōmon period, then the rice-producing stage of the Yayoi period and subsequent village and regional formation. The Maruyama and Choshizuka Kofun (earthen burial mounds) located on Sone Hill of Nakamichi Town (Southern Kōfu) are believed to have been built from the end of the 4th century. From these remains it can be assumed that the people of Sone Hill had great influence.During the Heian period, Kai Province was created in this area.15th to 19th centuriesAmong the many Kaigenji generations, those of the Takeda, Ogasawara, and Nanbu families were particularly prosperous. During the Sengoku period of the 16th century, Takeda Shingen attained the status of daimyō and built Tsuzuji Mansion and the Yōgai Castle in Kōfu. From this base, he attempted to unify and control Japan.

Source

Yoshino-gun travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Mountains · Landmarks