25 days in East Asia Itinerary

25 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
3
Koya-cho
— 1 night
Train
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Train
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Takayama
— 1 night
Train
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Bus to Odawara, Train to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Tokyo — 2 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.
On the 15th (Wed), take a stroll through Odaiba District, then get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and then admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in March, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Osaka.
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Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

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 Himeji (Tenku no Shirasagi, Himeji Castle, &more) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and shop like a local with Dotombori District.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Osaka online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Koya-cho.
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Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

Koya-cho — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Koyasan Station, steep yourself in history at Koyasan Daimon, examine the collection at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torodo Temple.

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Traveling by car from Osaka to Koya-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Koya-cho can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.
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Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

Kyoto — 5 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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, wander the streets of Gion, and steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kyoto day trip planner.

Drive from Koya-cho to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.
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Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:

Kanazawa — 2 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, then stroll around Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, and finally make a trip to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, steep yourself in history at Kazuemachi Tea House Street, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, make a trip to Omicho Market, then admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, and finally admire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in March: highs in Kanazawa hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Takayama.
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Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

Takayama — 1 night

Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), look for gifts at Notoya, then take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, then admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, and finally examine the collection at Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan).

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Takayama trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.
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Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

Tokyo — 2 nights

On the 29th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River and then relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Takayama to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Takayama in March, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Hakone-machi — 1 night

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, then make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, and finally steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tokyo in March, you will find days in Hakone-machi are little chillier (9°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.
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Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

Tokyo — 5 nights

Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. See some other sides of Tokyo: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take a stroll through Akihabara, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and meet the residents at Ueno Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to home.
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Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:

Wakayama Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Wakayama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Wakayama.HistoryPresent-day Wakayama is mostly the western part of the province of Kii.1953 flood disasterOn July 17–18, 1953, a torrential heavy rain occurred, followed by collapse of levees, river flooding and landslides in a wide area. Many bridges and houses were destroyed. According to an officially confirmed Japanese Government report, 1,015 people died, with 5,709 injured and 7,115 houses lost.GeographyCitiesNine cities are in Wakayama Prefecture:AridaGobōHashimoto IwadeKainanKinokawa ShingūTanabeWakayama (capital)Towns and villagesThese are the towns and villages in each district:

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