19 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

19 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

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19 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Naniwa, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly to Osaka, train to tokyo:  5​h
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Brisbane, Australia


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5
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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 Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Takeshita Street, and other attractions. Have a day of magic on the 6th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo route maker site .

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brisbane to Tokyo. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tokyo Disneyland, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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 list of things to see and do now includes Gion, Ryoanji Temple, Kinkaku-ji, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take a stroll through Gion. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online attractions planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Naniwa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Gion
Gion
Ryoanji Temple ©
Ryoanji Temple

2
nights
Naniwa, Japan

Naniwa ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Osaka Castle, Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Dotonbori, then wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and finally make a trip to Umeda Sky Building.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Naniwa trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Kyoto to Naniwa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Naniwa

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

5
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bukhansan National Park, Namsan Park, Bukchon Hanok Village, and other attractions.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seoul trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Naniwa to Seoul with the Route module. Traveling from Naniwa in December, things will get little chillier in Seoul: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. On the 16th (Mon), you're off toTokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo National Museum as well as Ueno. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ueno and then take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Tokyo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in December: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. On the 18th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Ueno ©
Ueno

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