17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 12 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Nakatsugawa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Melbourne

12
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.
Popular historic sites such as Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine and Kiunkaku are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine and Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Oyama Afuri Shrine (in Isehara), Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori (in Katori) and Oarai Isosaki Shrine (in Oarai-machi). There's still lots to do: stroll around Kitanomaru Park, get to know the fascinating history of Gempeigawa River, see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, and contemplate the long history of Awa Jinja.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nakatsugawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Atami, Tateyama, Yokohama, Mangyoji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Oarai Isosaki Shrine ©
Oarai Isosaki Shrine
Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine ©
Samukawa Shrine ©
Samukawa Shrine

3
nights
Nakatsugawa

Nakatsugawa ©
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Nawashiro Cherry Blossoms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikuraji Temple, then hike along Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eishoji Temple, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Stone Pavement In Ochiai. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Nakasendo History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Izumo Fukutoku Shrine, engage your brain at Nakatsugawa Mineral Museum, steep yourself in history at Ochiai Honjin, then take an in-depth tour of Nakatsugawa Naegi Toyama Shiryokan, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Nakatsugawajuku.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nakatsugawa trip website .

You can drive from Tokyo to Nakatsugawa in 4 hours. When traveling from Tokyo in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nakatsugawa: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Takamori Minami Elementary School, Nawashiro Cherry Blossoms, Sensho-ji Temple, Chikuraji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail ©
Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail
Izumo Fukutoku Shrine ©
Izumo Fukutoku Shrine
Stone Pavement In Ochiai ©
Stone Pavement In Ochiai

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