16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Fujiyoshida
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Sydney

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.
Bring the kids along to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Odaiba, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary website .

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Tokyo reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

1
night
Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida ©
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Shakushi, let little ones run wild at Onshirin Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fujiyoshida trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujiyoshida by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in November: highs in Fujiyoshida hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
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 7th (Sat), stroll around Chubu Park, then find something for the whole family at Nagashima Spa Land, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, get to know the resident critters at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden, admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Sky Promenade, and finally explore the historical opulence of Inuyama Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagoya journey builder app .

Getting from Fujiyoshida to Nagoya by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Nagoya can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Chubu Park, Inuyama Castle, Nagashima Spa Land
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3
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Gion, take in nature's colorful creations at Rakusai Chikurin Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, head off the coast to Miyajima, and then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take a stroll through Dotonbori and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Osaka road trip tool .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Himeji Castle
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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