15 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kumano Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kumano Itinerary

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15 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kumano Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kumano
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Perth

6
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo route maker .

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

2
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama) and Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and wander the streets of Dotonbori.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planning tool .

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kumano.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Kofuku-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

3
nights
Kumano

Kumano ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kumano: Hashigui Rock (in Kushimoto-cho), Shichiri Mihama Beach (in Mihama-cho) and Nachikatsura-cho (Kumano Nachi Taisha, Nachi Mitaki Falls, & more).

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kumano trip builder .

Drive from Osaka to Kumano in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Osaka in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Kumano. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kumano

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nachikatsura-cho, Shingu, Shichiri Mihama Beach, Hashigui Rock
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Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Nachi Mitaki Falls ©
Nachi Mitaki Falls
Hashigui Rock ©
Hashigui Rock

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
On the 14th (Tue), take a stroll through Asakusa and then make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, then get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, and then examine the collection at Samurai Museum.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo journey builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Kumano to Tokyo with the Route module. Traveling from Kumano in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tokyo, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Ueno Zoo ©
Ueno Zoo

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