20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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20 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
5
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Sydney

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Robot Restaurant, Ghibli Museum and Ueno Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Urayasu (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo online trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
nights
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

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.
On the 21st (Sun), stroll through Glover Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagasaki Peace Park, then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally take in the views from Megane Bridge. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Huis Ten Bosch.

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Do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Tokyo to Nagasaki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden

4
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, and appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

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Take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Himeji City Zoo has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Himeji City Zoo, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Otemae Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, then make a trip to Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, then get great views at Awaji Hanasajiki, and finally get your bearings at Awaji Highway Oasis.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji trip planner .

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Awaji, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
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Himeji City Zoo ©
Himeji City Zoo
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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.
You've now added Video Game Bar Space Station to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Kiyomizu-dera, don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo-jo Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip maker .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Himeji in October, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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