11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
fly:  8​h
1
Osaka
— Few hours
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Nara
— Few hours
train:  1​h
4
Kyoto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Nagiso-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Fuji
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Tokyo
— 2 nights
fly:  9​h
End: Bangkok

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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.
To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka road trip planning app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Osaka is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in April: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Sannenzaka Ninenzaka.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary maker .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Nara.
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Sannenzaka Ninenzaka ©
Sannenzaka Ninenzaka

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nara road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, Nara is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

1
night
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pontocho, Miyagawacho Kaburenjo, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, then catch a live performance at Miyagawacho Kaburenjo, and finally take a stroll through Pontocho.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Nara in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Kyoto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites
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Pontocho ©
Pontocho
Miyagawacho Kaburenjo ©
Miyagawacho Kaburenjo
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Higashichaya Old Town, Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, Ninja Temple, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kanazawa, with lows of 8°C. On the 10th (Wed), you're off toTakayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kazuemachi Tea House Street ©
Kazuemachi Tea House Street
Nagamachi Neighborhood ©
Nagamachi Neighborhood
Ninja Temple ©
Ninja Temple

1
night
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hida Kokubun-ji Temple, stop by Hida Bussankan, sample the tasty concoctions at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Harada Sake Brewery, then see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum, and finally make a trip to Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Takayama trip maker site .

Getting from Kanazawa to Takayama by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Takayama are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nagiso-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Shopping Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Harada Sake Brewery ©
Harada Sake Brewery
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Hida Kokubun-ji Temple ©
Hida Kokubun-ji Temple

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night
Nagiso-machi

Nagiso-machi ©
You've now added Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku to your itinerary. On the 11th (Thu), hike along Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku, enjoy breathtaking views from Makago Jinjojo Observatory, then get engrossed in the history at Nagisomachi Museum (Tsumagojuku Honjin), then get to know the fascinating history of Otsumago, and finally explore the ancient world of Uwakubono Ichirizuka.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Nagiso-machi journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Takayama to Nagiso-machi. In April, daytime highs in Nagiso-machi are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Nagiso-machi

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Magome Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku ©

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Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine and then get impressive views of Mount Fuji. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Izu Muranoeki, get to know the fascinating history of Gempeigawa River, then make a trip to Clematis no Oka, and finally explore the activities along Waketamaike Spring.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fuji trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Nagiso-machi to Fuji with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nagiso-machi in April since evenings lows in Fuji dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mishima, Fujinomiya, Mount Fuji, Clematis no Oka
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Gempeigawa River ©
Gempeigawa River

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the wide array of goods at Isetan Shinjuku Store, browse the different shops at Tokyo Midtown, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and finally take a stroll through Kitchen Town (Kappabashi). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): wander the streets of Ueno, then get some fabulous bargains at Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu, and then take a stroll through Asakusa.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip builder .

Take a train from Fuji to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

MITSUI OUTLET PARK KISARAZU
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Midtown ©
Tokyo Midtown
Isetan Shinjuku Store
Isetan Shinjuku Store
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

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