10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tokyo

— 2 nights
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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, take a stroll through Ginza, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Chennai, India to Tokyo is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in December, things will get colder in Tokyo: highs are around 14°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Osaka

— 3 nights
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.
On the 31st (Thu), make a trip to Kuromon Market and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally don't miss a visit to Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Osaka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.