28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

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28 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 8 nights
train:  30​min
2
Osaka
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
3
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
4
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Sydney

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Byodoin (in Uji) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Kyoto reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Todai-ji Temple, Byodoin
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

5
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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho), Nara (Nara National Museum & Nara Park) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, shop like a local with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Osaka trip simple and quick.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, Mt. Koya, Gyoja no Taki, Himeji Castle
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Matsuyama Castle (in Matsuyama). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planning app .

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 September, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama Castle
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

8
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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, and contemplate the long history of Tokyo National Museum.

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

Getting from Hiroshima to Tokyo by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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