27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Toyama
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 7 nights
4
Nara
— 3 nights
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
7
Hamamatsu
— 2 nights
8
Tokyo
— 1 night

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, visit Akihabara, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online vacation planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Toyama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Toyama

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
Change things up with these side-trips from Toyama: Tateyama-machi (Hotel Tateyama / Tateyama transmural light Terminal Co., Ltd. & Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route) and Kanazawa (Kanazawa Castle, Kenrokuen Garden, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Fugan Unga Kansui Park, examine the collection at Koshino Kuni Museum of Literature, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hongwanji Toyama Betsuin.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Toyama trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Toyama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Toyama can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Toyama

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kanazawa, Tateyama-machi
Highlights from your plan
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

7
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Gion, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Toyama to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Nara

Nara ©
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Nara: Iga (Thermal Spas & Iwakura Valley), Byodoin (in Uji) and Chubu Park (in Toin-cho). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nara vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Iga, Byodoin, Chubu Park
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, thenget your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, thentake a stroll through Dotombori District, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in June, plan for little chillier nights in Osaka, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

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
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 17th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, thenmake a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, head off the coast to Miyajima, and then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima online trip maker.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hamamatsu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

2
nights
Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu ©
An important industrial hub with a sizable immigrant population from South America, Hamamatsu has developed a taste for international cuisine and arts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hamamatsu: Shizuoka (Nihondaira Ropeway, Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Hamanako Garden Park, head outdoors with Nakatajima Beach, Head underground at Ryugashido Cavern, and brush up on your military savvy at Hamamatsu Air Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hamamatsu online trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Hamamatsu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Hiroshima in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hamamatsu: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hamamatsu

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Shizuoka
Highlights from your plan
Hamamatsu Castle Tower Gate ©
Hamamatsu Castle Tower Gate
Hamanako Garden Park ©
Hamanako Garden Park
Ryotan-ji Temple ©
Ryotan-ji Temple

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tokyo Central Railway Station, discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea, thentake a stroll through Ginza, thenget your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and finally stroll around Ueno Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour planner.

Traveling by train from Hamamatsu to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Hamamatsu in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Ginza ©
Ginza

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