19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  15​h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Hakone-machi
— 1 day
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
5
Kobe
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  6​h
7
Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
8
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Brisbane

3
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 Omoide Yokocho, Sumida Aquarium, Asakusa, and other attractions. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Robot Restaurant.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder site .

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect Tokyo to be colder, temps between 14°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

1
day
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You've now added Hakone Sightseeing Cruise to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Hakone Sightseeing Cruise, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, then contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Hakone Sightseeing Cruise ©
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©

4
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.
You've added Enchanted time with Maiko, Nanzen-ji Temple, Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Gion, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyoto road trip tool .

Take a train from Hakone-machi to Kyoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in December, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Breweries & Distilleries
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Kuromon Market, Don Quixote Ferris Wheel, and other attractions you added. On the 16th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Kuromon Market, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Osaka Free Walking Tour, then get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and finally make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary maker app .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

1
night
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kobe Port Tower, Ikuta Shrine and Kobe Luminarie. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in some culture at Kobe Luminarie and then get a taste of the local shopping with Kobe Harborland.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kobe attractions planning site .

Kobe is just a short distance from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nishinomiya Shrine
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Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SAMURAI NINJA THEATRE. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): add some entertainment to your itinerary with SAMURAI NINJA THEATRE.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima trip builder app .

Getting from Kobe to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
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Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park has been added to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Okushiga Kogen Ski Area and see the interesting displays at Sake Storehouse Art Museum - Gallery Tamamura Honten.

Start your trip to Yamanouchi-machi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and shuttle from Hiroshima to Yamanouchi-machi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in December, expect Yamanouchi-machi to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and 0°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Wildlife Winter Sports
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Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Okushiga Kogen Ski Area ©
Okushiga Kogen Ski Area

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shinjuku Golden Gai, Asakusa, teamLab Borderless, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at teamLab Borderless, then get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, and then make a trip to Shinjuku Golden Gai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): walk around Hama Rikyu Gardens, appreciate the history behind Hachiko, buy something for everyone on your list at Caretta Shiodome, get to know the fascinating history of Omoide Yokocho, then wander the streets of Kabukicho, and finally get in on the family fun at Hanayashiki.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Yamanouchi-machi to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Yamanouchi-machi - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Hachiko ©
Hachiko
Shinjuku Golden Gai ©
Shinjuku Golden Gai

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