10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train + Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 30 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 12th (Sun), discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, then don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and then take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Shibuya Crossing ©
Shibuya Crossing

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a splash at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, then take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Sengen (Hakone-machi). On your second day here, examine the collection at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you will find days in Hakone-machi are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Spas Theme Parks Baths
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
On the 15th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, and then don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner .

Getting from Hakone-machi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Fujikawaguchiko-machi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Fuji-Q Highland
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Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba ©
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Monkey Park Iwatayama. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, admire the natural beauty at Rakusai Chikurin Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April: highs in Kyoto hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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