10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Nagoya
— 1 night
4
Shirakawa
— 1 night
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights

2
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, thenwander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, things will get colder in Osaka: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, meet the residents at Monkey Park Iwatayama, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto vacation tool.

Take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and then admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya planning website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nagoya, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shirakawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum

1
night
Shirakawa

Shirakawa ©
Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Yukiwari Canyon, stroll around Shirakawa Sekinomori Park, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Suirakuen, thenstep into the grandiose world of Komine Castle Remains, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kominejo Catsle History Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shirakawa trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nagoya to Shirakawa. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nagoya in November since evenings lows in Shirakawa dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shirakawa

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shirakawa Sekinomori Park ©
Shirakawa Sekinomori Park
Komine Castle Remains ©
Komine Castle Remains
Suirakuen ©
Suirakuen

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shirakawa to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Shirakawa in November; daily highs in Tokyo reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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