7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
2
Hagi
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Nagato
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Yamaguchi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Yanai
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
6
Okayama
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
7
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Sydney

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.
On the 5th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Japan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hagi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Hagi

Hagi ©
A quiet castle town with a wealth of historic sites, Hagi draws visitors with its solid collection of traditional Japanese architecture.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Yukawa Family Old Residence, then contemplate the long history of Hagi Castle Town, then snap pictures at Heian Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Kikuya Family Residence.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hagi journey planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and train from Tokyo to Hagi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in May, you will find days in Hagi are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nagato.

Things to do in Hagi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hagi Castle Town ©
Hagi Castle Town
Kikuya Family Residence ©
Kikuya Family Residence

few
hours
Nagato

Nagato
Nagato is a city in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Oomiko lake.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagato itinerary maker website .

Nagato is very close to Hagi. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yamaguchi.

Things to do in Nagato

Parks Nature

1
night
Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi
Located at the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the regional capital of Yamaguchi is renowned for its temples and shrines.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Omura Masujiro Birth House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yamaguchi Daijingu, then don't miss a visit to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, and finally don't miss a visit to Saikotei.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yamaguchi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Nagato to Yamaguchi takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Yamaguchi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yanai.

Things to do in Yamaguchi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda
Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda

few
hours
Yanai

Yanai
Yanai is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Sagawa Shoyu-gura.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yanai trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Yamaguchi to Yanai takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yamaguchi in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Yanai, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Okayama.

Things to do in Yanai

Museums

1
night
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Nanaku Strawberry Farm and then admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Okayama trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yanai to Okayama takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Okayama are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): shop like a local with Dotonbori.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Okayama to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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