21 days in East Asia Itinerary

21 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Sendai
— 3 nights
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pola Museum of Art and Kencho-ji Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan and Asakusa Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine) and Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History (in Odawara). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Mori Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

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Tampa, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Tokyo is 14 hours. In July in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:

Hiroshima

— 3 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.
Shop till you drop at Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street and Kamiyacho. Get some cultural insight at Daishoin Temple and Senjokaku. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure) and Misen Wild Woods (in Hatsukaichi). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Hiroshima Parco Honkan, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

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Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Osaka

— 3 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.
Koyasan Danjo Garan and Kongobu-ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Dotombori District and Hankyu Umeda Honten. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Naramachi Koshino Ie, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more), Koya-cho (Joju-in Temple, Koyasan Reihokan Museum, &more) and Kawasaki Good Times World (in Kobe). Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka, look for gifts at Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Osaka travel route site.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Osaka are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, then make a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, and finally browse the different shops at Al Plaza Daigo. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and finally look for gifts at Ippodo Tea Kyoto.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Sendai

— 3 nights
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shiogama Seafood Market and S-Pal Sendai. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sendaijo Ato and Taga Castle Ruins. Get out of town with these interesting Sendai side-trips: Tome (Shotaro Ishinomori Memorial Museum, Toyoma Education Museum (Old Toyoma Elementary School), &more) and Mutouya (in Matsushima-machi). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Zuihoden, explore the world behind art at The Miyagi Museum of Art, get curious at 3M Sendai Science Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Sendai Izumi Premium Outlet.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sendai road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Sendai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in August, you will find days in Sendai are little chillier (79°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Sendai

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

Sapporo

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga, revel in the low prices at Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima, then walk around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, then admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Stellar Place Sapporo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari Shrine, see the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Wakura, then hunt for treasures at Sankaku Market, and finally get your bearings at Unga Plaza.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sapporo visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Sendai to Sapporo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Sendai in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Sapporo, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14: