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), Chimachibo Park (in Takeo) and Karatsu Castle (in Karatsu). 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 12.5-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 take a train 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 Mojiko Retro 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 Mine (Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory & Beppu Bentenike), Shimonoseki (Kanmon Bridge, Tsunoshimao Bridge, &more) and Matama Beach (in Bungotakada). 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 take a train from Fukuoka to Kitakyushu in an hour. Another option is to drive. 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 Miyajima. Step out of the city life by going to Mikasahama Beach and Mt. Misen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Senjokaku (in Hatsukaichi), Kure (JMSDF Kure Museum & Yamato Museum) and Matsuyama (Matsuyama Castle & Dogo Onsengai). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima online itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Kitakyushu to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Onomichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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 Mt. Kiro Observatory Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tomo no Ura and Imabari Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onomichi: Okunoshima Island (in Takehara), Kurushima Straits Observation Hall (in Imabari) and Kamegamori Forest (in Saijo). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Fukuyama Castle, walk around Bihoku Hillside Park, take a memorable drive along Ikuchi Bridge, and head outdoors with Ikuchijima.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Onomichi trip planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Onomichi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. 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 Bitchu Matsuyama Castle. Visit Kibitsu Shrine and Oharake House Katalyzer for their historical value. Explore Okayama's surroundings by going to Bizen (Katatetsu Roman Cycling Road & Hinase Islands), Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art, &more) and Marugame (Marugame Castle & Kameyama Park (Marugame Castle)). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle, head off the coast to Naoshima, stop by RSK Bara Garden, and steep yourself in history at Nishie Residence.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Okayama travel planning website.

Getting from Onomichi to Okayama by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Okayama can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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 Lake Biwa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Hikone Castle (in Hikone) and Miyama Town Nature Cultural Village (in Nantan). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, take a stroll through Pontocho District, and get great views at Sagano.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kyoto day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Okayama to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough 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 Kofuku-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Mt. Wakakusa and Nara Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nara: Mount Odaigahara (in Kamikitayama-mura), Iga-ryu Ninja Museum (in Iga) and Tanizeno Tsuribashi (in Totsukawa-mura). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, admire the sheer force of Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall, steep yourself in history at Naramachi, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yoshino.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nara online trip planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nara when traveling from Kyoto in April, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive 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 Osaka Castle. 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 much more to do: take a stroll through Dotombori District, make a trip to Abeno Harukas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip app.

You can drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Osaka, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 7: