23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Minakami-machi
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
5
Kobe
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
7
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo route app.

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. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you will find days in Tokyo are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Minakami-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Highlights from your plan
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Asakusa ©
Asakusa

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nights
Minakami-machi

Perched beneath the foothills of several soaring mountains, the town of Minakami-machi provides a picturesque stepping stone from which to explore the dramatic surrounding scenery.
Takaragawa Onsen has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Takaragawa Onsen, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then catch some excitement at Tanigawadake Ropeway. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Fukiwarenotaki Falls and then make a trip to Takumi no Sato.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Minakami-machi holiday builder.

Drive from Tokyo to Minakami-machi in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Minakami-machi

Spas · Baths · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Onsen Resorts
Fukiwarenotaki Falls ©
Fukiwarenotaki Falls
Tanigawadake Ropeway ©
Tanigawadake Ropeway

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): wander the streets of Dotombori District and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Minakami-machi to Osaka. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Shoshazan Ropeway, don't miss a visit to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and finally make a trip to Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Otemae Street, then get all the information you need at Awaji Highway Oasis, and then take some stellar pictures from Awajihanasajiki.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Himeji, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 25th (Mon), soak in some Japanese tradition at Arima Onsen, then make a trip to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, then take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally wander the streets of Kobe Harborland. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Kobe Port Tower, gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, then admire the natural beauty at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikuta Shrine, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kobe tour planner.

Traveling by car from Himeji to Kobe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Spas · Baths
Highlights from your plan
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens ©
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

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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: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, look for gifts at Bento&co Kyoto Store, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip planner.

Getting from Kobe to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea), Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi). Enjoy Tokyo some more: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, visit Odaiba District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip website.

Getting from Hiroshima to Tokyo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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