23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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23 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

9
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ueno Zoo and Yokohama Nature Sanctuary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Mt. Kamakura), Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi (in Hayama-machi) and Yokohama Museum of Art (in Yokohama). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Odaiba, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, shop like a local with Asakusa, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

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Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for much colder days in Tokyo, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Yokohama, Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Kamiyatsuno Okusuu, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Popular historic sites such as Takeda Shrine and Kofu Castle are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Fuji and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Spas (in Yamanashi). There's more to do: examine the collection at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum and admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Wildlife Tours Nature

Side Trips

Kofu, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mount Fuji, Spas
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum ©
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

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.
Get some historical perspective at Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple. Get in touch with nature at Monkey Park Iwatayama and Fuuka-Kimono. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Arashiyama, make a trip to Gion, and get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour planner .

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Itsukushima Shrine. Shop till you drop at Itsukushima Gekijyo and Schmoe House. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Miyajima (in Hatsukaichi) and Saijo (in Higashihiroshima). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Saijo
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then walk around Nara Park, and then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, wander the streets of Dotonbori, then see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and finally take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

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Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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