17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Dotombori.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Osaka tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Osaka at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital Workers Monument, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

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Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, and stop by Arashiyama.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Akihabara, Takeshita Street and Asakusa. Have a day of magic on the 14th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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