17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Fuji
— 1 night
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, thencontemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, thenhead off the coast to Miyajima, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Hiroshima is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Hiroshima at °C and lows at °C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Popular historic sites such as Osaka Castle and Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall are in your itinerary. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more) and Ikeda (Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda & Ichizo Kobayashi Memorial Museum). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and take a stroll through Minami (Namba).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Ikeda
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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.
Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Toraya Kyoto Gallery, and take a stroll through Gion.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °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 Museums Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. On the 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka, go for a walk through Obuchi Sasaba, and then get great views at Imamiya Tea Plantation.

Make your Fuji itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Fuji in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. While traveling from Kyoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fuji, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka
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Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka ©
Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka
Obuchi Sasaba ©
Obuchi Sasaba

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.
Visit Senso-ji Temple and Fukagawa Edo Museum for their historical value. Ghibli Museum Mitaka and Edo-Tokyo Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, approximately Kamakura away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Tokyo National Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Marusan, visit Asakusa, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Fuji to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Fuji in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Kōtoku-in
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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