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 Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tochoji Temple and Uminonakamichi Seaside Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuoka: Karatsu (Karatsu Castle & Nijino Matsubara), Iki (Tatsunoshima Island Beach, Irukahana (nose of dolphin), &more) and Yoshinogari Historical Park (in Yoshinogari-cho). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Nokonoshima Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimachibo Park, get outside with Saga 21 Century Kenmin no Mori, and take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip itinerary app.

New Delhi, India to Fukuoka is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Fukuoka. While traveling from New Delhi, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Fukuoka, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 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 Shimonoseki (Kanmon Bridge, Tsunoshimao Bridge, &more), Mine (Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory & Beppu Bentenike) 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: Kure (JMSDF Kure Museum & Yamato Museum), Senjokaku (in Hatsukaichi) 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 · 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 Imabari Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tomo no Ura 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 make a trip to 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 Marugame Castle. Visit Kibitsu Shrine and Kameyama Park (Marugame Castle) for their historical value. Explore Okayama's surroundings by going to Bizen (Katatetsu Roman Cycling Road & Hinase Islands), Naoshima-cho (Art House Project, Naoshima, &more) and Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Oharake House Katalyzer, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, stop by RSK Bara Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Yashima, and see the interesting displays at Okaden Museum & Mitooka Eiji Design.

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 · Outdoors

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). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Pontocho District, get great views at Sagano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip app.

Traveling by train from Okayama to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can 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 Todai-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Mt. Wakakusa and Mt. Yoshino. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nara: Mount Odaigahara (in Kamikitayama-mura), Tanizeno Tsuribashi (in Totsukawa-mura) and Iga-ryu Ninja Museum (in Iga). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, take in the dramatic scenery at Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Naramachi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nara Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nara online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Nara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can 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: