14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

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

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.
Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in) and Tokyo Disneyland (in Urayasu). There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu, pause for some photo ops at Hachiko, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo travel itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo. While traveling from Melbourne, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Tokyo Disneyland
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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 some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari Taisha and Kinkaku-ji. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Osaka Castle in Osaka, approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera, make a trip to Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkaku-ji Temple, and contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine.

Before you visit Kyoto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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 14th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Kokoen Garden, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hiromine Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Himeji trip planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Another option is to drive. In November in Himeji, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

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

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, then make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and finally stroll through Miyajima. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine.

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You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

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