11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Fuji
— 2 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip builder website.

Mumbai, India to Osaka is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Osaka. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Osaka to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto vacation app.

Drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Fuji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Fuji

— 2 nights
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get outside with Fujigawa Service Area - Inbound, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then stop by Fujikawa Parking Downline, and finally experience rural life at Imamiya Tea Plantation. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Shiraito Falls, get some fabulous bargains at Gotemba Premium Outlets, then take in the views from Mishima Skywalk, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mishima Taisha.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fuji trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Fuji takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
On the 1st (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

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Getting from Fuji to Tokyo by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fuji in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tokyo, with lows of 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.

Shizuoka Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Shizuoka Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu. The capital is the city of Shizuoka, while Hamamatsu is the largest city by population.HistoryShizuoka Prefecture was formed from the former Tōtōmi, Suruga and Izu provinces.The area was the home of the first Tokugawa Shogun. Tokugawa Ieyasu held the region until he conquered the lands of the Hōjō clan in the Kantō region and placed land under the stewardship of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. After becoming shogun, Tokugawa took the land back for his family and put the area around modern-day Shizuoka city under the direct supervision of the shogunate. With the creation of Shizuoka han in 1868, it once again became the residence of the Tokugawa family.GeographyShizuoka Prefecture is an elongated region following the coast of the Pacific Ocean at the Suruga Bay. In the west, the prefecture extends deep into the Japan Alps. In the east, it becomes a narrower coast bounded in the north by Mount Fuji, until it comes to the Izu Peninsula, a popular resort area pointing south into the Pacific.

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