18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Shimoda
— 1 night
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
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Fujiyoshida
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 3 nights

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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: don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online vacation maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shimoda.

Things to do in Tokyo

Highlights from your plan
Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
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Shimoda

Shimoda ©
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Perry Road, take in nature's colorful creations at Hino Broccolini Garden, go for a walk through Aono River Cherry Blossoms, then admire the sheer force of Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirahama Jinja Shrine.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimoda tour builder.

Getting from Tokyo to Shimoda by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Shimoda when traveling from Tokyo in April, with lows around 17°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls ©
Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls
Perry Road ©
Perry Road
Shirahama Jinja Shrine ©
Shirahama Jinja Shrine

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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Hakone Shrine and then steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Shimoda to Hakone-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Shimoda in April; daily highs in Hakone-machi reach 15°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
Hakone Stone‐paved Road ©
Hakone Stone‐paved Road

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.
To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fujiyoshida trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Hakone-machi to Fujiyoshida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Arakurayama Sengen Park ©
Arakurayama Sengen Park
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Koyasan Okunoin and Mt. Koya. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kongobu-ji Temple (in Koya-cho) and Kyoto (Nanzen-ji Temple, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, &more).

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip tool.

You can take a train from Fujiyoshida to Osaka in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fujiyoshida in April: highs in Osaka hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trips

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

1
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Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Nozori Lake and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. On the next day, hit the slopes at Shiga Kogen.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yamanouchi-machi trip maker.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Osaka to Yamanouchi-machi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Osaka in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Yamanouchi-machi: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Shiga Kogen ©
Shiga Kogen
Onsen Resorts
Nozori Lake ©
Nozori Lake

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Meguro River and Nezu Museum. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Sky Garden (in Minatomirai), Tokyo Disneyland (in Maihama) and Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama). See even more of Tokyo: make a trip to Nezu Shrine, walk around Ueno Park, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Western Art, and admire the natural beauty at Rikugien Garden.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

You can take a bus from Yamanouchi-machi to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Meguro River ©
Meguro River
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Sky Garden ©
Sky Garden

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