26 days in Japan Itinerary

26 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
4
Osaka
— 8 nights
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland), The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Odawara Kokian (in Odawara). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Odaiba District, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

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Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Odawara Kokian, Lake Kawaguchi
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Rakusai Chikurin Park, and look for gifts at Kyo no Takumi.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online trip maker.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 19th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji (Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, Koko-en, &more), Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more) and Fumonji Temple (in Takatsuki). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka tour planning app.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Nara, Koya-cho, Kobe, KidZania Koshien
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kōtoku-in, &more). See some other sides of Tokyo: get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, get a taste of the local shopping with Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, and take a stroll through Takeshita Street.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo online route planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

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