14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  16 h
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Melbourne

3
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 Minami (Namba), Ebisu Bridge, Hozenji Yokocho, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Dotombori District and Kids Plaza Osaka. It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle and have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Osaka online day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Osaka, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you will find days in Osaka are cooler (16°C), and nights are slightly colder (5°C). You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

Kobe
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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shukkei-en Garden. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, thenstep into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Daishoin Temple, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine Torii, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. March in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

2
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 now added Ninja Dojo and Store to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Gion.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyoto driving holiday site.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Shopping Classes Neighborhoods
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Ninja Dojo and Store ©
Ninja Dojo and Store
Gion
Gion

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.
Do your shopping at Shimokitazawa and SOUVENIR FROM TOKYO. Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and The National Art Center, Tokyo capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Bon Voyage about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Yanaka District, browse the exhibits of KidZania Tokyo, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Western Art, and visit Kagurazaka.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Bon Voyage
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Yanaka District ©
Yanaka District
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
KidZania Tokyo ©
KidZania Tokyo

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