17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  11 h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
3
Osaka
— 7 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Melbourne

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 JAPANiCAN - Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and Sushi Workshop as well as Sumo Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Senso-ji Temple and Ginza. Do your shopping at Asakusa and Takeshita Street. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, and make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tokyo visit planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

4
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hakone-machi road trip planning website.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by combination of train and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Osaka.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Theme Parks Baths Spas
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Kyoto International Manga Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more), Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe) and Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sanjusangendo Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Osaka travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Hakone-machi to Osaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in April: highs in Osaka hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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