15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 2 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shibuya Crossing, Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa and Tokyo Skytree. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in a show at Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa and then make a trip to Shibuya Crossing. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tokyo is 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in Tokyo reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nightlife · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Osaka

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dotombori District, Umeda Sky Building and Club Sugar. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

Make your Osaka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Kyoto

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Private English Tour in Kyoto. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple and Kennin-ji Temple. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Genkoan, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyoto road trip website.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Tours

Tokyo

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shibuya Crossing as well as Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa. Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Shibuya Center-gai. See some other sides of Tokyo: enjoy some diversion at teamLab☆Planets, take a stroll through Akihabara, stop by Tsukishima Monjya Street, and appreciate the history behind Hachiko.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online attractions planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Tours · Nightlife · Theme Parks

Hakone-machi

— 3 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Step off the beaten path and head to Okada Museum of Art and Mt. Kintoki. Take a break from Hakone-machi with a short trip to Yamanaka Castle Ruins in Mishima, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashinoko, and admire all the interesting features of Hakone Stone‐paved Road.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tokyo in July, you will find days in Hakone-machi are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip