23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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23 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— Few hours
train:  30​min
2
Kamakura
— 1 day
train:  1​h
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
4
Nikko
— 1 day
5
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Koya-cho
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
8
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  30​min
9
Hatsukaichi
— 1 day
train:  30​min
10
Hiroshima
— 1 night
11
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
12
Nara
— Few hours
train:  1​h
13
Kyoto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Takayama
— 1 night
15
Nagoya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
16
Kakegawa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
17
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Haneda Nihombashi has been added to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online travel planner .

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Tokyo at 32°C and lows at 24°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kamakura.
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

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Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
You've now added Kosokuji Temple to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kosokuji Temple, contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Kōtoku-in.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kamakura trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kamakura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in September, plan for little chillier days in Kamakura, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Kosokuji Temple ©
Kosokuji Temple

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Harajuku Station, Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama, and other attractions you added.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Kamakura to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kamakura in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama, Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
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teamLab Borderless

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Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nikko Tosho-gu, Rinno-ji Temple and Shinkyo Bridge. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): walk around Nikko National Park, admire the sheer force of Ryuzu Waterfall, take in the views from Shinkyo Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rinno-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nikko trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nikko can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Ryuzu Waterfall ©
Ryuzu Waterfall
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Shinkyo Bridge ©
Shinkyo Bridge

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Tokyo

Tokyo
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You can take a train from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Osaka on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

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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 Akiba Kart Osaka, Dotonbori and Shitennoji. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shitennoji, then grab your flashlight and head to Akiba Kart Osaka, and then take a stroll through Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Nightlife Tours
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Shitennoji ©
Shitennoji

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Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Koyasan Danjo Garan as well as Torodo Temple. On the 2nd (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, then contemplate the long history of Koyasan Daimon, then contemplate the long history of Koyasan Danjo Garan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torodo Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Koya-cho online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Osaka to Koya-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Koyasan Daimon ©
Koyasan Daimon

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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 Hiroshima Castle. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Koya-cho to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

1
day
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): head off the coast to Miyajima.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Hatsukaichi day trip tool .

Hatsukaichi is just a short distance from Hiroshima. October in Hatsukaichi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Miyajima ©
Miyajima

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planning site .

Hiroshima is very close to Hatsukaichi. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Imperial Palace, Yasaka Shrine and Pontocho Park. Explore hidden gems such as Kennin-ji Temple and Chion-in Temple. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Arashiyama.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto vacation app .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

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Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nara Park, Kasuga Grand Shrine and Yoshikien.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Nara trip planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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Kyoto

Kyoto
To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and subway. On the 9th (Wed), you're off toTakayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

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Takayama

Takayama
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Takayama visit planner .

You can drive from Kyoto to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in October, expect nights in Takayama to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. You'll set off for Nagoya on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osu Shopping Street. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle and then take a stroll through Osu Shopping Street.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagoya trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Takayama to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Nagoya sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will leave for Kakegawa on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Osu Shopping Street ©
Osu Shopping Street

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Kakegawa

Kakegawa
Kakegawa is a city in western Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 113,852 and a population density of 429 persons per km2. To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kakegawa travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nagoya to Kakegawa in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kakegawa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kakegawa

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shibuya Crossing, Shinjuku Golden Gai, Akihabara, and other attractions you added. See even more of Tokyo: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Kakegawa to Tokyo by car takes about 3.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

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