28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  15 h
1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Fujiyoshida
— 3 nights
Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Kyoto
— 7 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Brisbane

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple).

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brisbane to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In December, Tokyo is much colder than Brisbane - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida ©
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
On the 6th (Mon), walk around Arakurayama Sengen Park, then see the interesting displays at Shimoyoshida Station Blue Train Terrace, and then get in on the family fun at La Ville de Gaspard Et Lisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Waku Pond, make a trip to Oshino Hakkai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland, then don't miss a visit to Arayayama Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fujiyoshida road trip website.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujiyoshida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in January, plan for slightly colder days in Fujiyoshida, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Oshino-mura, Mount Fuji, Mt. Fuji 5th Station
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Mt. Fuji 5th Station ©
Mt. Fuji 5th Station

7
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto route builder app.

Traveling by car from Fujiyoshida to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Fujiyoshida in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, indulge in some personalized pampering at SpaWorld, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, and have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka sightseeing planner.

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Enjoy Tokyo some more: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the pleasant sights at Tokyo Station Marunouchi Ekimae Hiroba, and take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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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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