17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland
Fly:  17 h
1
Tokyo
— 9 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Osaka
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Auckland

9
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.
You've added Nakano Broadway, Otome Road, Shimokitazawa, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planning website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Tokyo is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Auckland to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Auckland in January: highs in Tokyo hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tokyo DisneySea, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

6
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 list of things to see and do now includes Nara Park, Umeda Sky Building, Osaka Castle, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Osaka vacation maker tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Dotombori ©
Dotombori

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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