10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Osaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Osaka

— 1 night
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 10th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): wander the streets of Dotombori District and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka journey planner.

Lyon, France to Osaka is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Lyon to Osaka. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip maker.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Tokyo

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, stop by Akihabara, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.