18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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18 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Nara
— Few hours
train:  45​min
4
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  3​h
5
Tokyo
— 10 nights
plane:  9​h
End: Gold Coast

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.
Let the collections at National Museum of Nature and Science and The National Art Center, Tokyo capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shinjuku Golden Gai and Zojoji Temple. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at TOKYO Solamachi, head outdoors with Tokyo Dome City, and see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel route planner .

Gold Coast, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Gold Coast to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gold Coast in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. You will leave for Kyoto on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Outdoors Museums Shopping
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Tokyo Dome City ©
Tokyo Dome City
The National Art Center, Tokyo ©
The National Art Center, Tokyo
National Museum of Nature and Science ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): wander the streets of Gion, then see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Nijo-jo Castle.

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Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Gion
Gion
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kyoto International Manga Museum ©
Kyoto International Manga Museum

few
hours
Nara

Nara
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Nara trip itinerary builder tool .

Nara is just a short distance from Kyoto. June in Nara sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 26th (Tue), you're off toOsaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and then take a stroll through Dotonbori.

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Osaka is just a short distance from Nara. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nara in June since evenings lows in Osaka dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

10
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Zushi Beach and Yuigahama Beach. Head to Yokohama Chinatown and Tsukiji Marketfor some retail therapy. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), Hase-dera Temple, & more) and Yokohama (Sankeien Gardens & Minato Mirai 21). Enjoy Tokyo some more: wander the streets of Odaiba, don't miss a visit to The Tsukiji Market, explore the historical opulence of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), and stroll through Kokyo Gaien National Garden.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo vacation planner .

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by combination of train and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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