17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan route maker

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Fly
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Osaka
Drive
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Kyotango
— 7 nights
Drive
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Shizuoka
— 1 night
Drive
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Toyota
— 1 night
Drive
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Higashiosaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyotango
— 4 nights
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Osaka
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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.
On the 4th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Osaka. Traveling from Adelaide in October, Osaka is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kyotango.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Kyotango

— 7 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Kyotango side-trips: Asago (Ikuno Ginzan, Asago Art Village, &more), Taka-cho (Mt. Kasagata & Kitaharima Yokamura Park) and Tottori (Maniji Temple, Jinpu-kaku Hall, &more).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyotango tour planner.

Getting from Osaka to Kyotango by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Osaka in October, expect nights in Kyotango to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Kyotango

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 11:

Shizuoka

— 1 night
With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
On the 11th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nihondaira Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushunin Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Shizuoka castle.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Shizuoka day trip website.

You can drive from Kyotango to Shizuoka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kyotango in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Shizuoka, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Toyota.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

Toyota

— 1 night
Home to the internationally known car manufacturer of the same name, Toyota ranks as the largest city in Aichi Prefecture.
On the 12th (Sat), appreciate the views at Koran Valley, then have some family-friendly fun at Kariya Highway Oasis, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shinryuji Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Toyota road trip planner.

You can drive from Shizuoka to Toyota in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Higashiosaka.

Things to do in Toyota

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

Higashiosaka

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Hirakata Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Higashiosaka vacation tool.

Getting from Toyota to Higashiosaka by car takes about 3 hours. October in Higashiosaka sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Kyotango.

Things to do in Higashiosaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

Kyotango

— 4 nights
Explore Kyotango's surroundings by going to Asago (Ikuno Ginzan & Ritsuun Gorge) and Tottori (Jinpu-kaku Hall & Tottori Castle Ruins). See even more of Kyotango: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamazume Beach, walk around Jizo Park, visit a coastal fixture at Kyogamisaki (Kyogamisaki Lighthouse), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Byobuiwa.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kyotango trip planner.

You can drive from Higashiosaka to Kyotango in 2.5 hours. In October, Kyotango is slightly colder than Higashiosaka - with highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyotango

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:

Osaka

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kyotango to Osaka in 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.