19 days in Japan & Sydney Itinerary

19 days in Japan & Sydney Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
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Tajiri-cho, Japan
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Nara, Japan
— 1 night
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Iga, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Sekigahara-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
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Miyazu, Japan
— 1 night
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Tottori, Japan
— 1 night
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Sayo-cho, Japan
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Tsuyama, Japan
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Niimi, Japan
— 1 night
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Matsue, Japan
— 1 night
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Izumo, Japan
— 1 night
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Kitahiroshima-cho, Japan
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Tsuwano-cho, Japan
— 1 night
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Hagi, Japan
— 1 day
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Shimonoseki, Japan
— 1 night
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Hatsukaichi, Japan
— 1 night
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
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Himeji, Japan
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Tajiri-cho, Japan
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Sydney, Australia

— 1 night

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip maker.

Brisbane to Sydney is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Tajiri-cho.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

Tajiri-cho, Japan

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Tajiri-cho route app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Tajiri-cho. Traveling from Sydney to Tajiri-cho, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Tajiri-cho reach 19°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nara.

Things to do in Tajiri-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks

Nara, Japan

— 1 night

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
You've added Kasuga Grand Shrine, Gango-ji Temple, Yoshikien, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nara trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tajiri-cho to Nara in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Iga.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Iga, Japan

Iga is a city located in central Kii Peninsula, in the mountainous western Mie Prefecture, Japan.As of September 2012, the city has an estimated population of 95,137 and a population density of 170 persons per km2. You've now added Sairenji Temple to your itinerary. On the 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sairenji Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Iga trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Nara to Iga takes an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Iga

Historic Sites

Kyoto, Japan

— 2 nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto Samurai Experience, Philosopher's Walk, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, look for gifts at Ninja Dojo and Store, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shunko-in Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, then make a trip to Hachidai Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planning app.

Getting from Iga to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sekigahara-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Classes · Parks · Neighborhoods

Sekigahara-cho, Japan

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Funamachi Port & Sumiyoshi Lighthouse Historical Place, Ogaki Castle, Sekigahara Town History & Folklore Museum, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Goma no Sato, have some family-friendly fun at Sekigahara War Land, then stroll around Inabe Nogyokoen, then appreciate the history behind Funamachi Port & Sumiyoshi Lighthouse Historical Place, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ogaki Castle.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sekigahara-cho tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kyoto to Sekigahara-cho in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sekigahara-cho, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miyazu.

Things to do in Sekigahara-cho

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Miyazu, Japan

— 1 night
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Takeda Castle Ruins as well as Amanohashidate. On the 9th (Sat), explore the activities along Amanohashidate and then steep yourself in history at Takeda Castle Ruins.

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Getting from Sekigahara-cho to Miyazu by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Tottori.

Things to do in Miyazu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tottori, Japan

— 1 night
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tottori Karo Kanikkokan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakuto Shrine, get great views at Tottori Sand Dunes, then admire the masterpieces at The Sand Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Tottori Castle Ruins.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tottori day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Miyazu to Tottori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sayo-cho.

Things to do in Tottori

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Sayo-cho, Japan

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sayo-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tottori to Sayo-cho takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tottori in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sayo-cho, with lows of 7°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Tsuyama.

Things to do in Sayo-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Tsuyama, Japan

Tsuyama is a city in Okayama Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 102,294 and a population density of 200 persons per km². For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsuyama trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sayo-cho to Tsuyama takes an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will leave for Niimi on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Tsuyama

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Niimi, Japan

— 1 night
On the 10th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raikyuji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Historical Katsuyama Town Conservation Area, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamochiji Shrine. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Ikurado, contemplate the long history of Hirokane Residence, contemplate the long history of Fukiya Furusato Village, then appreciate the views at Taishaku Valley, and finally make a trip to Ombashi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Niimi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Tsuyama to Niimi in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Niimi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Matsue.

Things to do in Niimi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Matsue, Japan

— 1 night
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Matsue History Museum, Matsue Castle, Yaegaki Shrine, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaegaki Shrine, get advice or help at Matsue International Tourist Information Center, take an in-depth tour of Matsue History Museum, explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Yuushien Garden, and finally enjoy the sea views from Mihonoseki Light House.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Matsue trip app.

You can drive from Niimi to Matsue in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Izumo.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Izumo, Japan

— 1 night
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Grand Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hinomisaki Shrine, then visit a coastal fixture at Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Inochinushi no Yashiro, and finally get all the information you need at Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Izumo trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Matsue to Izumo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kitahiroshima-cho.

Things to do in Izumo

Historic Sites · Museums

Kitahiroshima-cho, Japan

On the 13th (Wed), stop by Michi-no-Eki Toyohira Dongurimura and then make a trip to Oasa Tengushide Gunraku.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kitahiroshima-cho vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Izumo to Kitahiroshima-cho takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tsuwano-cho.

Things to do in Kitahiroshima-cho

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Tsuwano-cho, Japan

— 1 night
Tsuwano is a town located in Kanoashi District, Shimane Prefecture, Japan.As of March 2017, the town has an estimated population of 7,478 and a density of 25.0 persons per km². For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tsuwano-cho trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kitahiroshima-cho to Tsuwano-cho in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Tsuwano-cho are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Hagi.

Things to do in Tsuwano-cho

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Hagi, Japan

— 1 day
A quiet castle town with a wealth of historic sites, Hagi draws visitors with its solid collection of traditional Japanese architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shoin Shrine, don't miss a visit to Shoka Village School, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokoji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Hagi Reverberatory, then see the interesting displays at Hagi Hakubutsukan, and finally don't miss a visit to Hagi Castle Town.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hagi trip app.

Getting from Tsuwano-cho to Hagi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Hagi are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Shimonoseki.

Things to do in Hagi

Historic Sites · Museums

Shimonoseki, Japan

— 1 night

Fugu Capital

A bustling port town noted as the site of two major battles in Japan's history, Shimonoseki also attracts gourmands as the world capital of the potentially poisonous pufferfish, or fugu--prepared only by licensed chefs and considered a delicacy.
On the 15th (Fri), stop by Karato market, wander the streets of Mojiko Retro, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mojiko Retro Tenbowsitsu, and finally stroll through Ganryujima.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Shimonoseki trip maker app.

Getting from Hagi to Shimonoseki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. November in Shimonoseki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Shimonoseki

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi, Japan

— 1 night
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Miyajima. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daishoin Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, don't miss a visit to Miyajima, then make a trip to Gojuno To, and finally steep yourself in history at To no Oka.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hatsukaichi trip planning tool.

Getting from Shimonoseki to Hatsukaichi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. November in Hatsukaichi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Hiroshima, Japan

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then make a trip to Okonomimura, then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary builder site.

Hiroshima is just a short distance from Hatsukaichi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Himeji, Japan

— 2 nights
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 18th (Mon), stroll around Himeji Park, don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, stroll around Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and finally make a trip to Otemae Street.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Himeji road trip website.

Traveling by car from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Himeji are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Tajiri-cho.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Historic Sites

Tajiri-cho, Japan

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tajiri-cho vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Himeji to Tajiri-cho in 2 hours. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tajiri-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Kyoto Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Castles
Kyoto Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan in the Kansai region of the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Kyoto.HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, the area of Kyoto Prefecture was known as Yamashiro.For most of its history, the city of Kyoto was Japan's Imperial capital. The city's history can be traced back as far as the 6th century. In 544, the Aoi Matsuri was held in Kyoto to pray for good harvest and good weather.Kyoto did not start out as Japan's capital. A noteworthy earlier capital was Nara. In 741, Emperor Shōmu moved the capital briefly to Kuni-kyo, between the cities of Nara and Kyoto, in present-day Kyoto Prefecture. In 784, the capital was moved to Nagaokakyō, also in present-day Kyoto Prefecture. In 794, Emperor Kanmu moved the capital to Heian-kyo, and this was the beginning of the current-day city of Kyoto. Even today, almost all of the streets, houses, stores, temples and shrines in Kyoto exist where they were placed in this year.Although in 1192 real political power shifted to Kamakura, where a samurai clan established the shogunate, Kyoto remained the imperial capital as the powerless emperors and their court continued to be seated in the city. Imperial rule was briefly restored in 1333, but another samurai clan established a new shogunate in Kyoto three years later.

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Okayama Prefecture travel guide

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Gardens · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas
Okayama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on the main island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Okayama.HistoryPrior to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the area of present-day Okayama Prefecture was divided between Bitchū, Bizen and Mimasaka Provinces. Okayama Prefecture was formed and named in 1871 as part of the large-scale administrative reforms of the early Meiji period (1868–1912), and the borders of the prefecture were set in 1876.GeographyOkayama Prefecture borders Hyōgo Prefecture, Tottori Prefecture, and Hiroshima Prefecture. It faces Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea and includes 90 islands in the sea.Okayama Prefecture is home to the historic town of Kurashiki. Most of the population is concentrated around Kurashiki and Okayama. The small villages in the northern mountain region are aging and declining in population - more than half of the prefectures municipalities are officially designated as depopulated.

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