15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
You've now added teamLab Borderless to your itinerary. There's more to do: get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Parks
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teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and don't miss a visit to Arashiyama.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

4
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.
Minoo Park has been added to your itinerary. There's more to do: take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Osaka trip builder website .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Minoo Park
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Minoo Park ©
Minoo Park
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo holiday maker tool .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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