18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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18 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  11​h
1
Narita
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
subway:  30​min
5
Urayasu
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Narita

Narita
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Narita trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Narita is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Narita. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Narita at 19°C and lows at 7°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Narita

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

4
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.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, don't miss a visit to Kuchu Teien Observatory, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka road trip website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Narita to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

4
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.
You've now added Sanrio Puroland to your itinerary. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, stroll around Yoyogi Park, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo route builder app .

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sanrio Puroland
Highlights from your plan
Sanrio Puroland ©
Sanrio Puroland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Enjoy Tokyo some more: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, take in nature's colorful creations at The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), stroll around Ueno Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ueno Zoo.

To plan Tokyo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a subway to Urayasu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

3
nights
Urayasu

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Have a day of magic on the 26th (Tue) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, browse the different shops at Ikspiari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Inari Shrine, and look for gifts at Bon Voyage.

Discover how to plan a Urayasu trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Urayasu is very close to Tokyo. In November, daytime highs in Urayasu are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Ikspiari ©
Ikspiari

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