21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 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.
Get some historical perspective at Sankeien Gardens and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). Do some cultural sightseeing at Tokyo National Museum and Nezu Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kyu-Furukawa Gardens, and take a stroll through Yanaka District.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Okada Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then explore the world behind art at Hakone Museum of Art, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pola Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, then contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally stop by Chayahonjin Hotoriya.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi day trip planning tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by combination of train and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in June, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping
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Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
Hakone Museum of Art ©
Hakone Museum of Art
Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Lalique Museum Hakone

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shimogamo Jinja and Gio-ji Temple. Nijo Castle and Nishi Honganji will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jojakkoji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Katsura Imperial Villa, don't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, and steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Kyoto itinerary site.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kyoto by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Tours
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Shimogamo Jinja ©
Shimogamo Jinja
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

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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.
Let the collections at Nara National Museum and Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Toshodai-ji Temple and Kofuku-ji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Nara Park & Nigatsu-do Temple) and National Museum of Ethnology (in Suita). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Dotombori District, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and make a trip to Umeda Sky Building.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka day trip app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trips

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Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Mitaki Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Mazda Museum and Schmoe House. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Treasure Hall, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more) and Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street (in Miyajima). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Kamiyacho.

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Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trips

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Mazda Museum ©
Mazda Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple

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