7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h
3
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Ishigaki
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Perth

2
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.
On the 21st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Imperial Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally stroll through Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple and then take a stroll through Odaiba.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip planning website .

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Perth to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in March, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyoto travel route planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

1
night
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, walk around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Newspaper Museum, and finally look for gifts at KUMAMON products Nagataniya.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Kumamoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

1
night
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Kumamoto to Ishigaki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Kumamoto, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Ishigaki, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay

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