23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Okayama
— 1 night
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 10 nights

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Hiroshima

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Daishoin Temple and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Take a break from the city and head to Miyajima and Yawata Wetlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Senjokaku). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and take a stroll through Kamiyacho.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Hiroshima is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Hiroshima is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you will find days in Hiroshima are cooler (16°C), and nights are slightly colder (6°C). You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Okayama.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple

1
night
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Kinojo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bicchukokubunji Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kibitsuhiko Shrine. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Washu, stop by Haayashi Genjuro Shoten, and then get outside with Kibi Plain Bicycle Route.

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You can take a train from Hiroshima to Okayama in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hiroshima in March, Okayama is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Washu ©
Mt. Washu
Kinojo Castle ©
Kinojo Castle
Bicchukokubunji Temple ©
Bicchukokubunji Temple

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 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hōzen-ji Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Harukas 300 Observation Deck, take in the spiritual surroundings of Horyu-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple. On the next day, take a stroll through Dotombori District, get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, and then stop by Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Okayama to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Nishi Honganji. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple (in Uji) and Ise Shrine Geku (in Ise). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Ninna-ji Temple, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary app.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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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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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Asakusa Shrine and Samukawa Shrine. Get some cultural insight at Hozomon and Kashima Jingu. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji), Kamakura (Catholic Yukinosita Church, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more) and Atami (Kinomiya Shrine & Kiunkaku). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Semba Boadwalk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katori Jingu Shrine, steep yourself in history at Naritasan Omote Sando, and wander the streets of Ueno District.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo tour planning site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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