5 days in Japan Itinerary

5 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel route planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
2
Fujisawa
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 1 night

S M T W T F S
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo tour planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Tokyo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in October, expect Tokyo to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fujisawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
nights
Fujisawa

Fujisawa ©
Situated on Kanagawa's Sagami Bay, the city of Fujisawa serves as the gateway to beaches on the small island of Enoshima, as well as the sandy coast and temples of nearby Kamakura.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Fujisawa City Hall Observation Deck, meet the residents at Enoshima Aquarium, enjoy the sea views from Enoshima Sea Candle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Enoshima Shrine, then step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island, and finally take in the views from Enoshima Benten Bridge. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Kencho-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple, and finally make a trip to Kōtoku-in.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fujisawa travel planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujisawa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujisawa, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujisawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Fujisawa to Kyoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Fujisawa in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

Similar plans

8 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 8 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 6 days in Japan BY A USER FROM TURKEY September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 6 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 19 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 34 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans