49 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
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Nagoya, Japan
— 1 night
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Takayama, Japan
— 1 night
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kyoto, Japan
— 8 nights
Train
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Koya-cho, Japan
— 1 night
Drive to Kansai International Airport, Fly to Busan
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Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
Train to Busan Station, Ferry to Fukuoka
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 1 night
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 8 nights
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Tokyo, Japan — 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chidorigafuchi and Meguro River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Fujiyoshida (Arakurayama Sengen Park, Chureito Pagoda, &more), Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park (in Saitama) and Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi (in Satte). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, stroll around Kinuta Park, and wander the streets of Ueno District.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Tokyo. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Nagoya.
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Nagoya, Japan — 1 night

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, contemplate the long history of Nagoya Castle, then walk around Tsuruma Park, then identify plant and animal life at Yamazaki River, and finally walk around Higashiyama Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Nagoya trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you will find days in Nagoya are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Takayama.
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Takayama, Japan — 1 night

Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery, take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, then see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, and finally examine the collection at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Yoshijima Heritage House, see the interesting displays at Hikaru Museum, browse the exhibits of Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hida Kokubun-ji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Hida Furukawa Old Town.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Takayama trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Nagoya to Takayama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Takayama. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.
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Kanazawa, Japan — 3 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ainokura Gassho Community and Kanazawa Castle Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Nanto (Inami Betsuin Zuisen-ji Temple, Suganuma Gassho Community, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fudosonkorin Temple, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, and explore the world behind art at Kanazawa Noh Museum.

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You can drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kyoto.
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Kyoto, Japan — 8 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ninna-ji Temple and Kyoto Botanical Garden. Step out of Kyoto to go to Koka and see Miho Museum, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Daigo-ji Temple, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Myoshinji Temple.

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You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Koya-cho.
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Koya-cho, Japan — 1 night

On the 26th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Koyasan Kondomae, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-in Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ichijo-in Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fukuchi-in Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tateriko Shrine, make a trip to Sanko no Matsu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miedo Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumagai-ji Temple.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koya-cho trip planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Koya-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.
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Busan, South Korea — 2 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Oryukdo Island, then get great views at Taejongdae, and finally take in the views from Busan Harbor Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Samgwangsa Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park, and then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Busan trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Koya-cho to Busan with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju, South Korea — 3 nights

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Seokguram.

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Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Busan, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Seoul.
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Seoul, South Korea — 5 nights

One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naksan Park and Gwanghwamun Square. Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, explore the world behind art at Leeum Art Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jogyesa Temple.

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Getting from Gyeongju to Seoul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Gyeongju in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Seoul, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Fukuoka.
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Fukuoka, Japan — 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Mon), walk around Ohori Park, examine the collection at OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashii-gu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jotenji Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Hakata Station.

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Traveling by flight from Seoul to Fukuoka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. May in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.
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Hiroshima, Japan — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Peace Flame, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Mazda Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Osaka.
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Osaka, Japan — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hase-dera Temple and Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kashihara Jingu (in Kashihara), Asuka-dera Temple (in Asuka-mura) and Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Awajihanasajiki, stroll around Nakanoshima Park, take in panoramic vistas at Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck), and don't miss a visit to The Symphony Hall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.
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Tokyo, Japan — 8 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Ashikaga Flower Park and Inokashira Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Jindai Botanical Gardens (in Chofu), Tokyo Horse Racetrack (in Fuchu) and Tama Zoological Park (in Hino). Explore Tokyo further: take in nature's colorful creations at Hotel New Otani Japanese Garden, relax and rejuvenate at Arona Spa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), and visit Yanaka District.

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You can fly from Osaka to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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