10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Kobe
— 1 day
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Osaka
— 1 night
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Nara
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, then don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip site.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. September in Tokyo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple, then wander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

1
day
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, then wander the streets of Kobe Harborland, and finally take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kobe route planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kobe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens ©
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Osaka online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kobe to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

1
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Nara

Nara ©

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nara Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Nara trip builder tool.

You can drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In September, daytime highs in Nara are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea and then get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo visit planner.

Getting from Nara to Tokyo by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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