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
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Myoko
— 2 nights
train:  6​h
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Brisbane

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hours
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.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning website .

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-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. In December, Tokyo is much colder than Brisbane - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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2
nights
Myoko

Myoko ©
The small town of Myoko, nestled between five mountain peaks, attracts skiing and winter-sport enthusiasts with its famed resorts and abundant snowfall.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Myoko Kogen, Akakura Onsen and Tsubame Onsen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): hit the slopes at Suginohara, then soak in some Japanese tradition at Akakura Onsen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Myōkō, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at Tsubame Onsen.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Myoko trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Myoko in 4 hours. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Myoko

Parks Winter Sports Nature
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Suginohara ©
Suginohara
Myoko Kogen ©
Myoko Kogen
Mount Myōkō ©
Mount Myōkō

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.
You've added Shiraito Falls, Okeiko Japan Miyajima, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shiraito Falls, and then pick up some new knowledge with Okeiko Japan Miyajima.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima tour itinerary maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Myoko to Hiroshima. In December in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

3
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 Hep Five Ferris Wheel, Kobe Luminarie, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and then take in some culture at Kobe Luminarie.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka tour builder .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Osaka, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kobe Luminarie
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

3
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 Yasui-Konpiragu, Nishiki Market Shopping District, Kodai-ji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Ninna-ji Temple and Shimogamo Jinja are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kyoto trip simple and quick.

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Events
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Shibuya Crossing, Robot Restaurant, Sumo Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nezu Shrine and Yanaka. Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Kanda Myojin. See some other sides of Tokyo: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo travel route planning tool .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Yokosuka, Hakone-machi
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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