16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Perth
+2
Fly + subway + train:  17​h 30​min
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Perth

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary website .

Perth, Australia to Hiroshima is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Perth to Hiroshima, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Hiroshima. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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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

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.
Attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan make great kid-friendly stops. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Osaka Castle in Osaka, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online trip maker .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ueno Zoo, contemplate the long history of Tokyo National Museum, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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