20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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20 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
3
Tokyo
— 13 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road 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) (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Tokyo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Hokan-ji Temple Yasaka no To, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and other attractions. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Gion.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

13
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Akihabara, TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER, JR East Travel Service Center - Narita Airport Terminal 2, 3, and other attractions.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning site .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

JR East Travel Service Center - Narita Airport Terminal 2, 3, Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 13:
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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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