17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 10 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
3
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Yokohama
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

10
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Awashima Marine Park, Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo, Shibuya Crossing, and other attractions.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online trip itinerary maker .

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in January; daily highs in Tokyo reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Nikko National Park, Awashima Marine Park
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 31:
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Dotombori River as well as Dotonbori. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, then explore the activities along Dotombori River, and finally wander the streets of Dotonbori.

Discover how to plan a Osaka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Kuromon Market ©
Kuromon Market

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Pontocho, Monkey Park Iwatayama and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, get to know the resident critters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, and then take a stroll through Pontocho.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online vacation maker .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In February, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off toYokohama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama
Pontocho ©
Pontocho

2
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yokohama trip planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Yokohama by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. February in Yokohama sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. You will leave for home on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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