16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 4 nights

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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.
You've added teamLab☆Planets, Asakusa Shrine, Asakusa, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take a stroll through Asakusa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and then admire the masterpieces at teamLab☆Planets.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip builder website.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Nishiki Market Shopping District, Gion, and other attractions. On the 4th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, then take a stroll through Gion, and finally take a stroll through Shinbashi Dori. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, admire the landmark architecture of Ninna-ji Temple, walk around Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, then take a stroll through Arashiyama, and finally get to know the resident critters at Monkey Park Iwatayama.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Don Quijote, Osaka Castle, Akiba Kart Osaka, and other attractions. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nigatsu-do Temple and Himuro Shrine. Get some cultural insight at Toshodai-ji Temple and Nara Park. Go for a jaunt from Osaka to Nara to see Nara National Museum about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and shop like a local with Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka route planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, Kobe Harborland
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fuji-Q Highland as well as Chureito Pagoda. On the 10th (Thu), make a trip to Chureito Pagoda and then take in the dramatic scenery at Haha no Shirataki Waterfall.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary website.

Getting from Osaka to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Osaka in October: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Fujiyoshida
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Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo, Shibuya 109, Shibuya Crossing, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and Harajuku Quest. See even more of Tokyo: get a taste of the local shopping with Laforet HARAJUKU.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo journey planner.

Traveling by train from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in October, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Yokohama
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Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown
Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo ©
Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo
Shibuya Center-gai ©
Shibuya Center-gai

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