23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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23 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  17​h
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
4
Kita
— 6 nights
train:  3​h
5
Yokohama
— 1 night
train + Fly:  21​h
End: Brisbane

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.
You've added Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yuigahama Beach and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Brisbane in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Enoshima Sea Candle
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Minamiza Theatre, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijo-jo Castle, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ninna-ji Temple and Myotsu-ji Temple. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Pontocho.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto journey maker tool .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Myotsu-ji Temple
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Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tenryuji Temple ©
Tenryuji Temple
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple

3
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 Shukkei-en Garden, Hiroshima Hon Dori Shotengai, Hiroshima Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Senjokaku and Itsukushima Shrine Torii are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Hiroshima to Hatsukaichi to see Mikasahama Beach about 48 minutes away.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima journey maker tool .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kita.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

6
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library, Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, HK Club Q International Party Bar, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Koyasan Choishimichi and Osaka Castle. Osaka City Central Hall and Koyasan Reihokan Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Kita to Koya-cho to see Koyasan Daishi Kyokai about 1h 40 min away.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kita itinerary planner.

Drive from Hiroshima to Kita in 4.5 hours. In September in Kita, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. You will leave for Yokohama on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Kita

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Osaka, Koya-cho, Himeji Central Park, Minoo Park
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Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Koyasan Reihokan Museum ©
Koyasan Reihokan Museum
Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho

1
night
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Minato Mirai 21, Yokohama Landmark Tower, Yokohama Port Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal, and other attractions. On the 14th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sankeien Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Yokohama Port Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kishamichi Promenade, then make a trip to Minato Mirai 21, and finally don't miss a visit to Yokohama Landmark Tower.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yokohama holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Kita to Yokohama with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yokohama

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street ©
Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21

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