60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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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

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 Tochoji Temple and Yoshinogari Historical Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuoka: Karatsu Castle (in Karatsu), Iki (Tatsunoshima Island Beach, Irukahana (nose of dolphin), &more) and Saga (Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum & Saga 21 Century Kenmin no Mori). There's lots more to do: walk around Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, head off the coast to Nokonoshima Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimachibo Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka online road trip planner.

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 colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: highs in Fukuoka hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kitakyushu.
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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 Kanmon Kaikyo. 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, step into the grandiose world of Kokura Castle, find something for the whole family at Space World, and enjoy breathtaking views from Mojiko Retro Tenbowsitsu.

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.
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Find places to stay Mar 16 — 23:

Hiroshima — 8 nights

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 Senjokaku. Step out of the city life by going to Miyajima and Tobishima Kaido. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Matsuyama (Matsuyama Castle & Dogo Onsengai), Mikasahama Beach (in Hatsukaichi) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, and appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hiroshima, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kitakyushu to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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) to allow time to take a train to Onomichi.
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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 Fukuyama Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onomichi: Imabari (Imabari Castle & Kurushima Straits Observation Hall), Okunoshima Island (in Takehara) and Kamegamori Forest (in Saijo). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Mt. Hiruzen, hike along Mt. Unpenji, cruise along Ikuchi Bridge, and make a trip to Bihoku Hillside Park.

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.
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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). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Yashima, stroll through RSK Bara Garden, take a memorable tour with Nishie Residence, and explore the historical opulence of Bitchu Matsuyama Castle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Okayama trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Onomichi to Okayama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Okayama, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.
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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 Nijo Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Hikone Castle (in Hikone) and Miyama Town Nature Cultural Village (in Nantan). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, wander the streets of Pontocho District, and take some stellar pictures from Sagano.

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Traveling by train from Okayama to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Nara.
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Find places to stay Apr 14 — 23:

Nara — 6 nights

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 Mount Odaigahara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nara: Iga-ryu Ninja Museum (in Iga), Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall (in Nabari) and Tanizeno Tsuribashi (in Totsukawa-mura). 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, steep yourself in history at Todai-ji Temple, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yoshino.

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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.
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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 fly back home.
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