7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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Nagoya
— 1 night
2
Kobe
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Nara
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Nagoya Castle, thenbrowse the different shops at JR Central Towers, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Yamazaki River, and finally shop like a local with Sakae.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya trip tool.

Osaka to Nagoya is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nagoya are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Nagoya

Shopping Nature Parks
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JR Central Towers ©
JR Central Towers
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Sakae
Sakae

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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 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Kobe Kitano Museum (Ijinkan-gai), visit Kobe Harborland, thenexamine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, thenexamine the collection at UCC Coffee Museum, and finally get outside with Amore Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Kobe City Museum (Kobe Shiritsu Hakubutsukan), stop by Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishinomiya Shrine, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Arima Onsen.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kobe journey builder site.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kobe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Amore Beach, Nishinomiya Shrine
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Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
UCC Coffee Museum ©
UCC Coffee Museum
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

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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 (Mon): examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kurama, and finally explore the activities along Kamogawa River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Kyoto National Museum, admire the striking features of Kyoto Station Building, and then take a stroll through Gion.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Kobe to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Nature Museums Parks
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Kamogawa River ©
Kamogawa River
Shimogamo Jinja ©
Shimogamo Jinja
Gion
Gion

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Nara National Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Horyu-ji Temple, thensee the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, thenadmire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nara day trip planning tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Horyu-ji Temple
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple

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