8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + train:  15​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gion and Dotonbori. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Nara Park & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Japan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Kyoto reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Dotonbori
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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.
Visit Tokyo National Museum and Sensō-ji for their historical value. Let the collections at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka capture your imagination. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Odaiba, get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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