16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Fujiyoshida
— Few hours
Bus:  3 h 30 min
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights
End: Tokyo

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Akihabara and don't miss a visit to Hachiko.

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Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In July, Tokyo is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fujiyoshida.

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Neighborhoods
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Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Hachiko ©
Hachiko

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, and then don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda.

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Getting from Tokyo to Fujiyoshida by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in July, you will find days in Fujiyoshida are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Historic Sites
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Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda
Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen) ©
Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen)

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Tokyo

Tokyo
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Getting from Fujiyoshida to Tokyo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Fujiyoshida in July, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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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: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

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Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

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Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Gion
Gion

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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.
Step out of Osaka with an excursion to Himeji Castle in Himeji--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, take a stroll through Dotonbori, shop like a local with Minami (Namba), and don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market.

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Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Himeji Castle
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Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
See some other sides of Tokyo: take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, admire the masterpieces at Mori Art Museum, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

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You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Central Railway Station ©
Tokyo Central Railway Station

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