24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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24 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  20​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
night bus:  8​h
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Osaka
— 6 nights
night bus:  9​h
4
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Bus + Train:  1​h 15​min
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Perth

5
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 Sunshine City Alpa, Ginza and Yoyogi Park. Do your shopping at Takeshita Street and Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Odaiba and Art Jeunesse Akihabara. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Roppongi, and stop by Akihabara.

For traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Tokyo is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in January, things will get much colder in Tokyo: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Baths
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

3
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 added Philosopher's Walk, Shosei-en Garden, Toji, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion

6
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.
You've now added Nara Park to your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Dotonbori or Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary tool .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu and then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Hakone-machi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Osaka, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 2°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko) as well as Ueno. Explore Tokyo further: take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, make a trip to Shin Okubo Korean Town, and visit Kabukicho.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo journey planning site .

Do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in February, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 12°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kabukicho ©
Kabukicho
Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko) ©
Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko)
Ueno ©
Ueno

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