29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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29 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Kyoto
— 16 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Adelaide

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and finally take a stroll through Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka visit planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
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 9th (Thu), examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima road trip planner .

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

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

16
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toba Aquarium (in Toba), Ise (Ise Grand Shrine, Okage Yokocho, &more) and Byodoin (in Uji). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, make a trip to Arashiyama, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kyoto attractions planning tool .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nagoya, Ise, Otsu, Uji, Hikone
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in). There's lots more to do: get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Tokyo Disneyland
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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