14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + subway + train:  16​h 45​min
1
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Melbourne


3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and finally step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima online attractions planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Hiroshima is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Hiroshima to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. You'll set off for Himeji on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Himeji City Tegarayama Botanical Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden, then steep yourself in history at Himeji Castle, and finally make a trip to Otemae Street.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Himeji road trip tool .

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Kokoen Garden ©
Kokoen Garden
Otemae Street ©
Otemae Street

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.
Visit Nijo-jo Castle and Fushimi Inari Taisha for their historical value. Kiyomizu-dera and Sanjusangendo Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka Castle (in Osaka) and Tōdai-ji (in Nara). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, make a trip to Nishiki Market, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Kyoto attractions planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Himeji in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Kyoto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zojoji Temple, Naritasan Shinshō-ji Temple, Hase-dera Temple, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tokyo National Museum and Imperial Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Kamakura to see Kōtoku-in about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu, wander the streets of Marunouchi, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Tokyo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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