10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  13 h
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Sydney

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and take a stroll through Dotombori.

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Sydney, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Osaka at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, then head off the coast to Miyajima, and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In August, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

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
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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the striking features of Imperial Palace, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tokyo online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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