17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  16 h
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Shizuoka
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
6
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Samurai Museum, Tokyo Tower, KidZania Tokyo, and other attractions you added. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa, approximately 1h 05 min away.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planner .

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perth in September: highs in Tokyo hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Enoshima Aquarium, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nagashima Spa Land as well as Legoland Japan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Tokoname (Aeon Mall Tokoname & Centrair Sky Deck).

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nagoya trip itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You'll set off for Hiroshima on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Nagoya

Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Tokoname, Nagashima Spa Land
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Nagashima Spa Land ©
Nagashima Spa Land
Legoland Japan ©
Legoland Japan
Centrair Sky Deck ©
Centrair Sky Deck

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mashike Itsukushima Shrine, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, then head off the coast to Miyajima, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima route maker tool .

Getting from Nagoya to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Mashikeitsukushima Shrine
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes KidZania Koshien as well as Universal Studios Japan. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip maker app .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Osaka, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Rinku Premium Outlets, KidZania Koshien
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
KidZania Koshien ©
KidZania Koshien

1
night
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.
To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shizuoka route maker website .

You can take a train from Osaka to Shizuoka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo day trip app .

Take a train from Shizuoka to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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