11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 4 nights
2
Nara
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights

4
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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho), Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Osaka attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mt. Koya, Nishinomiya Shrine, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, Himeji Castle
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
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.
On the 5th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, thenstroll around Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nara, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Nara are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

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

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 6th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, thencontemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and then stop by Arashiyama.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and stop by Odaiba District.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. February in Tokyo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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