10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Hakodate
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Jakarta

1
day
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, thencontemplate the long history of Iai Kindergarten, and finally wander the streets of Motomachi.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hakodate trip maker site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Hakodate is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Hakodate, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in December, expect Hakodate to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
Hakodate Morning Market ©
Hakodate Morning Market

2
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.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, wander the streets of Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of KidZania Tokyo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hakodate to Tokyo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hakodate in December, with highs in Tokyo at 14°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Natadera Temple, thenadmire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate, thencontemplate the long history of Suganuma Gassho Community, and finally take a stroll through Gokayama. On your second day here, stroll through Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in January: highs in Kanazawa hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Nanto, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Natadera Temple
Highlights from your plan
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine
Gokayama ©
Gokayama

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.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jojakkoji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, thencontemplate the long history of Daikaku-ji, and finally stroll through Nanzen-ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chion-in Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kyoto trip simple and quick.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kyoto are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jojakkoji Temple ©
Jojakkoji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Horyu-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, thenstop by Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo, and then take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka online journey planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Horyu-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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