13 days in Kansai Itinerary

13 days in Kansai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansai planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Kansai International Airport, Drive to Koya-cho
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Koya-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tajiri-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Koya-cho

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koya-cho: Tanizeno Tsuribashi (in Totsukawa-mura), Katsuragi Highlands (in Gose) and Takaminosato (in Higashiyoshino-mura).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Koya-cho trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Koya-cho is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brisbane to Koya-cho due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in March, expect Koya-cho to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tajiri-cho.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Tajiri-cho

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tajiri Historical House Airando. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Hanasaki Farm / David Austin Roses, then walk around Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park, then stop by Tajiri Port Sunday Morning Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Tajiri Historical House Airando.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tajiri-cho travel planner.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Tajiri-cho takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Tajiri-cho can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Tajiri-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Himeji

— 1 night
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, then steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Tajiri-cho to Himeji takes 2 hours. March in Himeji sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kyoto

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip app.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kansai travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
The center of Japan's military and political power for many centuries, the region of Kinki (or Kansai) contains most of the country's major cities. The majority of vacations in Kinki begin in Kyoto--the Japanese capital for nearly 1,000 years. This old city with a modern flare contains hundreds of ancient temples, 13 of which claim spots on the World Heritage List. Kinki's attractions stretch beyond just historical shrines and temples--the area's big claim to fame is its outstanding cuisine and a range of outdoor activities and shopping options. Convenient train routes linking three major regional centers--Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto--make sightseeing in Kinki easy and pleasant.