22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
2
Fujiyoshida
— 3 nights
3
Urayasu
— 2 nights
4
Mitaka
— 3 nights
5
Osaka
— 7 nights

6
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.
Visit Senso-ji Temple and Choanji Temple for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Hakone Museum of Photography). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and wander the streets of Akihabara.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo day trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Melbourne in October, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Hakone-machi
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 19:
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

3
nights
Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida ©
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mount Fuji and Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen). Get some historical perspective at Suzuhara Amatersu Dai Shrine and Arayayama Shrine Okumiya. Venture out of the city with trips to Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center (in Tsuru), Chateau Mercian Winery Museum (in Koshu) and Mt.Momokura (in Otsuki). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Fujiyama Museum, take in the views from Oshino Omiya Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gozaishi Sengen Shrine, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Shakushi.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Fujiyoshida trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujiyoshida in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Tokyo in October, plan for little chillier days in Fujiyoshida, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Urayasu.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center, Chateau Mercian Winery Museum, Mt.Momokura, Mount Fuji, Oshino Omiya Bridge
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen) ©
Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen)

2
nights
Urayasu

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, then stop by Bon Voyage, and finally discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Urayasu tour builder site.

You can drive from Fujiyoshida to Urayasu in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Fujiyoshida in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Urayasu, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mitaka.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art ©
Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art

3
nights
Mitaka

Mitaka ©
Mitaka is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 189,168 and a population density of 11,520 persons per km². Your inner history buff will appreciate Sojiji and Ryūgen-ji Temple. Appreciate the collections at Ghibli Museum Mitaka and Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kahenomori Art Museum, see the interesting displays at National Hansen's Disease Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiyose Sunflower Farm, and contemplate the long history of Jindai-ji Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mitaka trip planner.

Getting from Urayasu to Mitaka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. In October in Mitaka, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Mitaka

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koganei, Nishitokyo, Jindai-ji Temple, Hirakushi Denchu Art Museum, Kiyose Sunflower Farm
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Sojiji ©
Sojiji
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kinkaku-ji and Dotombori District. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Yoneda Taishiji Temple (in Takasago), Kyoto (Gion, Nijo Castle, &more) and Nara Park (in Nara). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Mitaka to Osaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Himeji, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Nara Park
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 3:
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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