24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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24 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  16​h
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
4
Kita
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
6
Chuo
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Perth


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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tokyo National Museum and National Museum of Nature and Science. Edo-Tokyo Museum and Sensō-ji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Hachikokuyama Ryokuchi (in Higashimurayama), Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (in Koganei) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Ginza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo itinerary website .

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Tokyo is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in July, expect Tokyo to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Okutama-machi, Hachikokuyama Ryokuchi, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Mount Bonoore
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

2
nights
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.
Head to Pola Museum of Art and Gotemba Premium Outletsfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Hakone-machi side-trips: Kinomiya Shrine (in Atami) and Mishima Taisha (in Mishima). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, make a splash at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choanji Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip itinerary site .

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Kinomiya Shrine, Mishima Taisha, Gotemba Premium Outlets
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Narukawa Art Museum ©
Narukawa Art Museum

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nijo Castle and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Head to Nishiki Market and Art Postcard Gallery and Shop Kyoto Benridofor plenty of shopping. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Todai-ji Temple in Nara, approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kyoto by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in July, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

3
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. You'll explore and learn at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Jikko Cutlery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kita: Alphonse Mucha Museum (in Sakai) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin & Mt. Koya). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, view the masterpieces at Hankyu Umeda Gallery, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kita online journey builder .

Kita is just a short distance from Kyoto. July in Kita sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kita

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Sakai, Koya-cho, The World Money Box Museum, Panasonic Museum
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan and Samurai Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko) and Omotesando. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Mt. Takao (in Hachioji), Yokohama (Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo & Yokohama Museum of Art) and The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest (in Nishitokyo). Explore Tokyo further: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, examine the collection at Quark Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and take a stroll through Kitchen Town (Kappabashi).

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Kita to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chuo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yokohama, The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest, Murasaki Country Club Murasaki Ayame Course, Mt. Takao
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens

3
nights
Chuo

Chuo ©
For shopping fun, head to Yokohama Chinatown or Doumoto Seika. Imperial Palace and The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chuo: Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura), Ebi River (in Funabashi) and Ikspiari (in Maihama).

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chuo trip builder app .

Chuo is just a short distance from Tokyo. In July, daily temperatures in Chuo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chuo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Tokyo, Yokohama, Doumoto Seika, Kōtoku-in
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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