6 days in Japan Itinerary

6 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  8 h
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kobe
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
3
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
4
Nara
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
5
Osaka
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday builder.

Manila, Philippines to Tokyo is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Manila to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Tokyo is colder than Manila - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): visit Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Kobe Chuo Church, don't miss a visit to Nunohiki River Valley, deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, then see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Ishoan.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kobe trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kobe in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. April in Kobe sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Catholic Kobe Chuo Church ©
Catholic Kobe Chuo Church
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

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.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto travel tool.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Kobe. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Heian Shrine
Heian Shrine

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, then examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nara travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nara, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): visit Dotombori, look for gifts at Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, and then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Osaka when traveling from Nara in April, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori ©
Dotombori

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