18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Shizuoka
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Osaka

— 4 nights
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 HEP FIVE, Osaka Castle, PC and Retro Bar Space Station, and other attractions you added.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka vacation planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Osaka, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

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Hiroshima

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street, Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima vacation builder website.

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Kyoto on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trip

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Kyoto

— 4 nights
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 day by day itinerary now includes Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine as well as Kinkaku-ji. Step out of Kyoto to go to Nara and see Nara Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Shizuoka

— 3 nights
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.
For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Shizuoka route planning tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Shizuoka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Shizuoka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Shizuoka

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Tokyo

— 3 nights
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.
To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo itinerary builder.

Take a train from Shizuoka to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Japan travel guide

4.3
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.