24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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24 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Osaka
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Megane Bridge, Shinchi Chinatown, Gunkanjima Cruise (Hashima), and other attractions you added. Get in touch with nature at Hirokora Camping Ground and Mt. Unzendake. Popular historic sites such as Shitsu Church and Tenkodo are in your itinerary. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Former Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Nagasaki Branch Museum.

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Melbourne, Australia to Nagasaki is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Nagasaki. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Nagasaki hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hirokora Camping Ground, Mt. Unzendake
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Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa
Shinchi Chinatown ©
Shinchi Chinatown

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Horyu-ji Temple and Koyasan Danjo Garan. Your inner history buff will appreciate Toshodaiji Temple and Kongobu-ji Temple. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Sakurai (Tanzan Shrine & Hase-dera Temple), Asuka-dera Temple (in Asuka-mura) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple & Nigatsu-do Temple). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Osaka, shop like a local with Dotonbori, and identify plant and animal life at Katashibo Bamboo Forest.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Osaka holiday builder app .

Fly from Nagasaki to Osaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Osaka, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Sakurai, Asuka-dera Temple, Himeji Castle
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Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan

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 Kinka-ji Temple, Tea Ceremony Ju-An, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and other attractions you added.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Kinka-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tenryuji Temple ©
Tenryuji Temple

8
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Fuji, Rikugien Garden, Ueno Park, and other attractions you added. Enjoy Tokyo some more: don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip site .

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mount Fuji, Anata no Warehouse, Kawasaki
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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