60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan Trip Planner

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Fukuoka
— 7 nights
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Kitakyushu
— 7 nights
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Hiroshima
— 8 nights
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Onomichi
— 6 nights
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Okayama
— 8 nights
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Kyoto
— 9 nights
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Nara
— 6 nights
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Osaka
— 8 nights
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Fukuoka

— 7 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kushida Shrine and Nijino Matsubara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yoshinogari Historical Park and Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuoka: Iki (Tatsunoshima Island Beach, Irukahana (nose of dolphin), &more), Karatsu Castle (in Karatsu) and Chimachibo Park (in Takeo). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple, don't miss a visit to Yatai, head off the coast to Nokonoshima Island, and head outdoors with Saga 21 Century Kenmin no Mori.

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New Delhi, India to Fukuoka is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Fukuoka is 3.5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: highs in Fukuoka hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 16:

Kitakyushu

— 7 nights
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Usajingu Shrine and Kokura Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Akiyoshido and Tsunoshima. Explore Kitakyushu's surroundings by going to Matama Beach (in Bungotakada), Shimonoseki (Kanmon Bridge, Tsunoshimao Bridge, &more) and Mine (Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory & Beppu Bentenike). There's much more to do: make a trip to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, enjoy breathtaking views from Mojiko Retro Tenbowsitsu, find something for the whole family at Space World, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kanmon Kaikyo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kitakyushu online attractions planner.

You can drive from Fukuoka to Kitakyushu in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 23:

Hiroshima

— 8 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.
Get some cultural insight at Daishoin Temple and Yamato Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Miyajima and Tobishima Kaido. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach & Senjokaku) and Matsuyama (Matsuyama Castle & Dogo Onsengai). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, examine the collection at JMSDF Kure Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima visit app.

Traveling by train from Kitakyushu to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Onomichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 31:

Onomichi

— 6 nights
A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Senkoji & Senkoji Park and Tomo no Ura. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Imabari Castle and Fukuyama Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onomichi: Kamegamori Forest (in Saijo), Imabari (Mt. Kiro Observatory Park & Kurushima Straits Observation Hall) and Okunoshima Island (in Takehara). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Mt. Hiruzen, hike along Mt. Unpenji, walk around Bihoku Hillside Park, and get outside with Ikuchi Bridge.

Before you visit Onomichi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Onomichi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Onomichi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to Okayama.

Things to do in Onomichi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 6:

Okayama

— 8 nights
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kotohira-gu and Ohara Museum of Art. Visit Kibitsu Shrine and Nishie Residence for their historical value. Explore Okayama's surroundings by going to Marugame (Marugame Castle & Kameyama Park (Marugame Castle)), Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Oharake House Katalyzer, &more) and Bizen (Katatetsu Roman Cycling Road & Hinase Islands). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, get great views at Rashomon, examine the collection at Okaden Museum & Mitooka Eiji Design, and admire the striking features of Art House Project.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Okayama day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Onomichi to Okayama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Okayama sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 14:

Kyoto

— 9 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Kurama and Kamogawa River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Miyama Town Nature Cultural Village (in Nantan) and Hikone Castle (in Hikone). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Pontocho District, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kyoto road trip planning site.

Take a train from Okayama to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 23:

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.
Nigatsu-do Temple and Naramachi will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Mt. Wakakusa and Mount Odaigahara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nara: Tanizeno Tsuribashi (in Totsukawa-mura), Iga-ryu Ninja Museum (in Iga) and Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall (in Nabari). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yoshino, and appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple.

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You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nara, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:

Osaka

— 8 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Koyasan Okunoin and Hozenji Yokocho. Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Rokko and Mt. Koya. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kobe (Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Kobe Harborland, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Abeno Harukas, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and admire the landmark architecture of Tsutenkaku.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nara to Osaka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Nara in April, plan for little chillier nights in Osaka, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 7: