15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Suita
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
3
Himeji
— Few hours
train:  45​min
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
Suita

Suita
A smaller metropolis near Osaka, Suita remains best known for hosting the World's Fair in 1970.
For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Suita trip itinerary maker app .

Brisbane, Australia to Suita is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brisbane to Suita. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in September; daily highs in Suita reach 33°C and lows reach 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Suita

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Monkey Park Iwatayama, Arashiyama, Sagano Romantic Train, and other attractions.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planning tool .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Suita. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

few
hours
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kokoen Garden as well as Himeji Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji holiday planning website .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Himeji, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

2
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kiyomizu-dera Temple as well as Kinkaku-ji.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Himeji in September, Kyoto is slightly colder at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

6
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 added National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Senso-ji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Urayasu to see Tokyo Disneyland about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Tsukiji Market.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. September in Tokyo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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