17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Ota
— 1 night
train:  3​h
3
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
train:  4​h
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
5
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train + Drive:  6​h
7
Shirakawa-mura
— 1 night
Drive + train:  4​h
8
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
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.
For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. You'll set off for Ota on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

1
night
Ota

Ota
For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ota trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Tokyo to Ota in 2 hours. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for slightly colder days in Ota, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Ota

Historic Sites Parks Museums

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi sightseeing site .

Explore your travel options from Ota to Hakone-machi with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 25th (Mon), you're off toKyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Historic Sites Museums

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

Take a train from Hakone-machi to Kyoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. You'll set off for Osaka on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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.
For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 29th (Fri), you're off toHimeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), you're off toKanazawa.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Museums

1
night
Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shirakawa-mura trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Shirakawa-mura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will leave for Tokyo on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites Parks Museums

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo route site .

Traveling by combination of car and train from Shirakawa-mura to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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