25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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25 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Osaka
— Few hours
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
5
Nagano
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Narusawa-mura
— 1 night
train:  2​h
7
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
8
Osaka
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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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.
For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Osaka vacation maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Osaka is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Osaka at 16°C and lows at 5°C. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 11th (Wed), examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Miyajima, and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Todai-ji Temple about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto road trip site.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle and then walk around Kenrokuen Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, then examine the collection at Ochaya Art Museum, then make a trip to Kanazawa Station, and finally don't miss a visit to Omicho Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Nagano.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

2
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nozawaonsen-mura (Thermal Spas, Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, &more) and Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park (in Yamanouchi-machi). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden, take an in-depth tour of Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum, and get in on the family fun at Chibikko Ninja Village.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nagano holiday planning site.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Nagano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nozawaonsen-mura, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
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Zenko-ji Temple ©
Zenko-ji Temple
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

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Narusawa-mura

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
You've now added Mt. Fuji 5th Station to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Narusawa Ice Cave, enjoy breathtaking views from Fuji Subaru Line Osawa Carpark View Point, stroll around Okuniwa Nature Park, then make a trip to Mt. Fuji 5th Station, and finally see the interesting displays at Mt.Fuji Nature Museum.

Plan trip to Narusawa-mura with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Nagano to Narusawa-mura by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Nagano in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Narusawa-mura, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Parks Museums Nature
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Okuniwa Nature Park ©
Okuniwa Nature Park
Mt. Fuji 5th Station ©
Mt. Fuji 5th Station
Narusawa Ice Cave ©
Narusawa Ice Cave

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, stroll around Ueno Park, stop by Odaiba, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo tour site .

Take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kanazawa in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

6
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Nara Park, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more), Himeji (Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, Koko-en, &more) and Koya-cho (Eko-in Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more). See even more of Osaka: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Kimono Photo Studio Plaza Ai, and see the interesting displays at Jikko Cutlery Sakai.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara, Himeji, Jikko Cutlery Sakai
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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