23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 9 nights

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, and shop like a local with Dotombori District.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka itinerary planning website.

Perth, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, expect Osaka to be much colder, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Miyajima (Momijidani Park & Mt. Misen), Okayama (Okayama Castle, Okayama Korakuen Garden, &more) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and pause for some photo ops at Monument of the Atomic Bomb Sacrifice Hiroshima.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hiroshima tour planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Okayama
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kyoto are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart ©
Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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