16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Fuji
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hondori Shopping Street as well as Hiroshima Castle.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online visit planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Hiroshima is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Hiroshima is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get warmer in Hiroshima: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hondori Shopping Street
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Expo '70 Commemorative Park, Sunset Owl Cafe and Shinsekai. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, shop like a local with Dotonbori, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Expo '70 Commemorative Park
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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.
You've added Gio-ji Temple, Arashiyama, Nishiki Market Shopping District, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and make a trip to Gion.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planning website .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Fuji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama
Gion
Gion

1
night
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fuji Five Lakes as well as Narusawa Ice Cave. On the 24th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Narusawa Ice Cave and then contemplate the waterfront views at Fuji Five Lakes.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Fuji in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kyoto in June, expect nights in Fuji to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Fuji Five Lakes, Narusawa Ice Cave
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Narusawa Ice Cave ©
Narusawa Ice Cave

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 8bit Cafe, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Omoide Yokocho, and other attractions you added. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo vacation builder tool .

Traveling by train from Fuji to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Fuji in June, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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