11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Kita
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train + bus:  2​h
5
Hakone-machi
— 1 day
bus + train:  2​h
6
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka Castle, Minami (Namba), and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and then wander the streets of Minami (Namba). Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then wander the streets of Dotonbori.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kita visit planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kita is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November: high temperatures in Kita hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kinkaku-ji, Nishiki Market Shopping District, Arashiyama, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): go for a walk through Arashiyama. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, make a trip to Nishiki Market Shopping District, then make a trip to Gion Shirakawa, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker website .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Kita. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, Momiji Tunnel, Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get outside with Momiji Tunnel.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi travel planner .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja
Highlights from your plan
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
Momiji Tunnel ©
Momiji Tunnel

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.
You've added Omoide Yokocho, JR East Travel Service Center - Shinjuku Station, Pet Paradise, Harajuku Takeshita Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 8th (Fri), head outdoors with Studio Pasela Ueno Koen Mae, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Asakusa, don't miss a visit to Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), then look for gifts at Pet Paradise, Harajuku Takeshita Street, and finally get all the information you need at JR East Travel Service Center - Shinjuku Station.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Omoide Yokocho ©
Omoide Yokocho

1
day
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Owakudani Kurotamago Kan, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) and Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. On the 9th (Sat), stop by Owakudani Kurotamago Kan, admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and finally explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in November, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shibuya 109, Caretta Shiodome, Ginza, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take a stroll through Ginza, then browse the different shops at Caretta Shiodome, then don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Shibuya 109.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in November, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ginza ©
Ginza
Shibuya 109 ©
Shibuya 109
Caretta Shiodome ©
Caretta Shiodome

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