11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Shimoda
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Head to Ginza and Takeshita Streetfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: visit Odaiba District, examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shimoda.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
Shimoda

Shimoda ©
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kisami Ohama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tatadohama Beach, and then get outside with Inatori Ukiuki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Tagosehama Beach and then kick back and relax at Otago Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimoda trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Tokyo to Shimoda in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. While traveling from Tokyo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Shimoda, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nishiizu-cho, Inatori Ukiuki Beach
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Tatadohama Beach ©
Tatadohama Beach

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Dotombori District. Appreciate the collections at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Shimoda to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Shimoda in July, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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