20 days in East Asia Itinerary

20 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Sapporo
— 3 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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hase-dera Temple) and Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a memorable tour with Street Kart Shibuya, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online route planner.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Tokyo is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Perth in February: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Kyoto

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, stop by Gion, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online travel route builder.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 12:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple & Nara Park). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and hit the best photo ops around with Photoguider-Japan.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Osaka are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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Sapporo

— 3 nights

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church, JR Otaru Station, &more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Odori Park, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, do some rugged touring at Wonder Land Sapporo, and take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Sapporo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Osaka in February, you will find days in Sapporo are cooler (-1°C), and nights are slightly colder (-5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

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