32 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

32 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Train
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
Train
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Cheju
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Jeju, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly
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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Appreciate the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Senso-ji Temple and Kōtoku-in are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple Kannondo & Hase-dera Temple). There's much more to do: visit Odaiba District, relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and explore the world behind art at Suntory Museum of Art.

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Ottawa, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Ottawa to Tokyo. In March, Tokyo is much warmer than Ottawa - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:

6
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Kyoto, Japan

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.
Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Hayakawa Hamonotenfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Yagyu Kaido). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, take a tour by water with Hero Tour Japan, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kyoto travel planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 27:

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Osaka, Japan

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.
Himeji Castle and Kasuga Grand Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Dotombori District and Osaka Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Taimadera Nakanobo (in Katsuragi), Yoneda Taishiji Temple (in Takasago) and Koko-en (in Himeji). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, stop by Japan Tour Adventure in Nara, shop like a local with Minami (Namba), and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip app.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Osaka are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:

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Hiroshima, Japan

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Miyajima and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Itsukushima Shrine and Senjokaku. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

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You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

6
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Jeju, South Korea

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Gwaneumsa Temple and Bulsari Tapsa Temple will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jeju Folk Museum and Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Gwangchigi Beach). Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Geomunoreum, head off the coast to Udo, admire the masterpieces at Jeju Museum of Art, and see the interesting displays at Jeju National Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jeju trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Jeju takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 9:

6
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Seoul, South Korea

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bukhansan National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. Change things up with a short trip to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, learn about all things military at The War Memorial of Korea, make a trip to Deoksugung, and wander the streets of Insadong.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul day trip site.

You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. April in Seoul sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 15:

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.