7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 1 night
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
3
Osaka
— 1 night
4
Kobe
— Few hours
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
6
Fukuoka
— Few hours
7
Nagasaki
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, thenponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, thenadmire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Tokyo is colder than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, thensteep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto sightseeing tool.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Heian Shrine
Heian Shrine

1
night
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 3rd (Fri): take a stroll through Dotombori District and then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka route planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kobe trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Osaka to Kobe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Kobe sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 4th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle and then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip builder site.

Getting from Kobe to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

few
hours
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Fukuoka road trip planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

2
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, stroll through Nagasaki Peace Park, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki travel route planner.

You can drive from Fukuoka to Nagasaki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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