19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Hakone-machi
— 1 day
Train
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kobe
— 1 night
Train
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
Bus
8
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly

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3
nights
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 Asakusa, Omoide Yokocho, Sumida Aquarium, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo tour itinerary planning tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brisbane to Tokyo. Traveling from Brisbane in December, things will get colder in Tokyo: highs are around 14°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Senso-ji Temple ©
Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
4.4

1
day
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, then get great views at Hakone Ropeway, then steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

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Hakone Ropeway ©
Lookout
Hakone Ropeway
3.9

4
nights
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: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, visit Arashiyama, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Kyoto in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Traveling from Hakone-machi in December, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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Arashiyama ©
Neighborhood
Arashiyama
4.3

2
nights
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 list of things to see and do now includes Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Kuromon Market, Don Quixote Ferris Wheel, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, gain a rich perspective with Osaka Free Walking Tour, then get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and finally don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip maker tool.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Osaka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Osaka Castle ©
Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0
Dotombori District ©
Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0

1
night
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. On the 19th (Thu), take in some culture at Kobe Luminarie and then wander the streets of Kobe Harborland.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kobe trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Osaka to Kobe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Kobe, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Kobe Harborland ©
Neighborhood
Kobe Harborland
4.0
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
4.1

2
nights
Hiroshima

City of Peace

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. On the 20th (Fri), take in a show at SAMURAI NINJA THEATRE.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online holiday builder.

Traveling by train from Kobe to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
4.7
Itsukushima Shrine ©
World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
4.7
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
4.7

2
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. It doesn't end there: get outside with Okushiga Kogen Ski Area and examine the collection at Sake Storehouse Art Museum - Gallery Tamamura Honten.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yamanouchi-machi trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Yamanouchi-machi by train takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in December, expect Yamanouchi-machi to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Winter Sports
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Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Tokyo

Your list of things to see and do now includes Shinjuku Golden Gai, Asakusa, teamLab Borderless, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at teamLab Borderless, wander the streets of Asakusa, and then make a trip to Shinjuku Golden Gai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): stroll around Hama Rikyu Gardens, appreciate the history behind Hachiko, buy something for everyone on your list at Caretta Shiodome, then get to know the fascinating history of Omoide Yokocho, then take a stroll through Kabukicho District, and finally get in on the family fun at Hanayashiki.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Yamanouchi-machi to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in December, with highs in Tokyo at 14°C and lows at 4°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Highlights from your trip
Asakusa ©
Neighborhood
Asakusa
4.5
Hachiko ©
Monument
Hachiko
3.1

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