16 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Takayama Itinerary

16 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Takayama Itinerary

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16 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Takayama Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  10​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
3
Takayama
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Family-friendly places like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will thrill your kids.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online trip builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

5
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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Takayama trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Kyoto to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Takayama, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo online visit planner .

You can drive from Takayama to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:

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