14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Shizuoka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Hamamatsu
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Nagoya
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Melbourne

3
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: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker website .

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Japan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for little chillier days in Tokyo, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a train to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
nights
Shizuoka

Shizuoka ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Meiji Tunnel, then make a trip to Ohatago Kashiwaya Historical Museum, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and finally meet the residents at Nihondaira Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Shizuoka City Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, then get your game on at Shizuoka Science Museum Ru Ku Ru, and finally admire the masterpieces at Shizuoka City Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Shizuoka tour itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Shizuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Shizuoka sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Hamamatsu.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ohatago Kashiwaya Historical Museum
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Kunozan Toshogu Shrine ©
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Nihondaira Zoo ©
Nihondaira Zoo

2
nights
Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu ©
An important industrial hub with a sizable immigrant population from South America, Hamamatsu has developed a taste for international cuisine and arts.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): Head underground at Washizawa Fuketsu Cave, get engrossed in the history at Hamamatsu City Regional Heritage Center, then let the kids burn off some steam at Miyakoda Park Complex, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Hamamatsu Air Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Kyu Akamatsuke Memorial, then head outdoors with Nagisaen, and then admire the masterpieces at Ryoun-ji Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hamamatsu trip planner .

Hamamatsu is just a short distance from Shizuoka. November in Hamamatsu sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hamamatsu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Kyu Akamatsuke Memorial
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Miyakoda Park Complex ©
Miyakoda Park Complex
Hamamatsu Air Park
Hamamatsu Air Park
Nagisaen ©
Nagisaen

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and then stroll around Chubu Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, then stroll around Higashiyama Park, then contemplate the long history of Takeda Tei, and finally contemplate the long history of Nagoya Higashiyamaso.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Hamamatsu to Nagoya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hamamatsu in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Nagoya, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chubu Park
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Chubu Park ©
Chubu Park
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum

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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi), Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji & Gion) and Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, shop like a local with Dotonbori, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Osaka vacation site .

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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