25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Omoide Yokocho, Roppongi District, Tokyo Central Railway Station, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Samurai Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Ikspiari in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Ginza, stop by Ueno District, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online driving holiday planner.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Perth in November: highs in Tokyo hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ikspiari
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Roppongi District ©
Roppongi District
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shofukaku Garden, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Forus Kanazawa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, thencontemplate the long history of Shima, thenmake a trip to Suganuma Gassho Community, and finally take a stroll through Gokayama.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa route site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nanto
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Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 17th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Myozenji Temple, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, thenadmire the striking features of Yoshijima Heritage House, and finally see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kusakabe Folk Museum, visit Sanmachi Suji, thensample the tasty concoctions at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, and finally stop by Hida Bussankan.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Takayama trip site.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Kinkaku-ji and Gion. Head to Kyoto Station Building and Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuofor some retail therapy. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Adachi Otoemon Kyoto Honten (in Fukuchiyama) and Kurokabe Square (in Nagahama). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja, get to know the fascinating history of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden, and examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Adachi Otoemon Kyoto Honten, Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo, Kurokabe Square
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

4
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.
Let the collections at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dotombori District and Osaka Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Daimon, Koyasan Reihokan Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka driving holiday app.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Osaka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Todai-ji Temple, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda ©
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Popular historic sites such as Daishoin Temple and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at JMSDF Kure Museum and Kamiyacho. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street (in Miyajima), Oda (Yunotsu Onsen & Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine) and Miyajima (in Hatsukaichi). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and stop by Yamatoya Ebisucho Honten.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Oda, JMSDF Kure Museum
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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