12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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12 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
flight:  4 h
1
Kita
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
Nagoya
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Manila, Luzon


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2
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dotonbori and Arashiyama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kita: Kyoto (Okochi Sanso Garden & Kinkaku-ji), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama) and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi).

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kita trip itinerary planning app .

Manila, Philippines to Kita is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Manila to Kita, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Manila in October; daily highs in Kita reach 27°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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.
To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner .

Kyoto is very close to Kita. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will leave for Nagoya on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You've now added Laguna Ten Bosch to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): cool off at Laguna Ten Bosch.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in October: highs in Nagoya hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Laguna Ten Bosch
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Laguna Ten Bosch ©
Laguna Ten Bosch

7
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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Odaiba and Senso-ji Temple. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Naka to see Yokohama Chinatown about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, wander the streets of Harajuku Takeshita-dori, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokyo Disneyland, Yokohama Chinatown, Mt. Iwatake Ishiyama
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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