23 days in Japan, Manila & Seoul Itinerary

23 days in Japan, Manila & Seoul Itinerary

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Manila, Philippines
— Few hours
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 5 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— Few hours
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Manila, Philippines
— 1 day

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Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago and then walk around Rizal Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Manila online road trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Manila is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Manila, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Manila when traveling from Melbourne in January, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites
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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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 Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Manila to Tokyo in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Manila to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Manila in January: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip site.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Kyoto sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Koya-cho (Ichijo-in Temple, Mt. Koya, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and laugh and play at SpaWorld.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Osaka tour builder website.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Koya-cho
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Nami Island (in Chuncheon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, and contemplate the long history of Changdeokgung Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Seoul trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Seoul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Osaka in February; daily highs in Seoul reach 5°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Nami Island, DMZ Haemaru Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

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Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then look for gifts at Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, and then stop by Dotombori District.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Seoul to Osaka in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seoul in February; daily highs in Osaka reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Manila.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, then walk around Rizal Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Malate Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Manila trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Manila takes 7.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Osaka to Manila due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Osaka in February, things will get much hotter in Manila: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:
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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Malate Church ©
Malate Church

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