12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth
Fly:  16 h
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Yuzawa-machi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Perth

3
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.
Universal Studios Japan has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Izumi no Kuni Rekisikan. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Kitora Tomb Hekiga Taikenkan Shijin no Yakata, then get engrossed in the history at Kudoyama Sanada Museum, and then take a stroll through Rinku Town.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary site.

Perth, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Osaka is 1 hour. In January, Osaka is much colder than Perth - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Izumi no Kuni Rekisikan, Kitora Tomb Hekiga Taikenkan Shijin no Yakata, Kudoyama Sanada Museum, Rinku Town
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kitora Tomb Hekiga Taikenkan Shijin no Yakata ©
Kitora Tomb Hekiga Taikenkan Shijin no Yakata
Kudoyama Sanada Museum ©
Kudoyama Sanada Museum

4
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 Tokyo DisneySea as well as Tokyo Disneyland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hakone Venetian Glass Museum and Kannonzaki Natural History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History (in Odawara) and Ubara Risokyo (in Katsuura).

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planning app.

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Tokyo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kannonzaki Natural History Museum, Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, Ubara Risokyo, Hakone Venetian Glass Museum
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum ©
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

2
nights
Yuzawa-machi

Yuzawa-machi ©
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
On the 19th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Shima no Oketsu, then don't miss a visit to Takumi no Sato, then examine the collection at Tsukiyono Vidro Park, and finally step into the grandiose world of Lockheart Castle. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taineiji Temple and then take in the pleasant sights at Tsukiyono Hotaru no Sato Promenade.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yuzawa-machi travel route tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Yuzawa-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Minakami-machi, Lockheart Castle, Shima no Oketsu
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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Lockheart Castle ©
Lockheart Castle
Takumi no Sato ©
Takumi no Sato
Tsukiyono Vidro Park ©
Tsukiyono Vidro Park

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