14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Hakuba-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Perth

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planning website.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Perth, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
night
Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the activities along Happo Pond, take in the awesome beauty at Happoone, snap pictures at Hakuba Ohashi Bridge, fly down the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, thentrek along Happo-one Nature Study Course, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hakuba-mura road trip website.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakuba-mura by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in November, with highs in Hakuba-mura at 14°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Happoone ©
Happoone
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Happo Pond ©
Happo Pond

4
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Jishu Shrine in Otsu, about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online vacation planner.

Drive from Hakuba-mura to Kyoto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, Kyoto is a bit warmer than Hakuba-mura - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

5
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more) and Himeji (Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, Koko-en, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Osaka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Nara
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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