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 Yoshinogari Historical Park 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: Saga (Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum & Saga 21 Century Kenmin no Mori), Karatsu (Karatsu Castle & Nijino Matsubara) and Iki (Tatsunoshima Island Beach, Irukahana (nose of dolphin), &more). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Fukuoka Tower, explore the striking landscape at Chimachibo Park, don't miss a visit to Yatai, and head off the coast to Nokonoshima Island.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip builder app.

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 changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in March, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Fukuoka: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kitakyushu.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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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 Tsunoshimao Bridge. Explore Kitakyushu's surroundings by going to Mine (Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory & Beppu Bentenike), Shimonoseki (Kanmon Bridge, Karato market, &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.
Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive
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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 Mt. Misen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Kure (JMSDF Kure Museum & Yamato Museum), Mikasahama Beach (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.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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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 Imabari Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Onomichi: Kamegamori Forest (in Saijo), Okunoshima Island (in Takehara) and Kurushima Straits Observation Hall (in Imabari). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Fukuyama Castle, walk around Bihoku Hillside Park, snap pictures at 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.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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 Okayama Castle 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). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Yashima, examine the collection at Okaden Museum & Mitooka Eiji Design, look for gifts at RSK Bara Garden, and get great views at Rashomon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Okayama route planner.

Traveling by train from Onomichi to Okayama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Okayama are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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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 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: steep yourself in history at Yasaka Shrine, get great views at Sagano, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Gion.

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.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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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 Naramachi 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). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yoshino, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nara Park, and pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nara trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit 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.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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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 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 lots more to do: take a stroll through Dotombori District, don't miss a visit to Abeno Harukas, shop like a local with Minami (Namba), 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.
Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks
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Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 7: