4 days in Japan Itinerary

4 days in Japan Itinerary

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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.
On the 17th (Wed), stop by Dotombori District and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip app.

Manila, Philippines to Osaka is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Manila in February; daily highs in Osaka reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online trip builder.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites


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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 20th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and then get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Fun & Games

Japan travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.