8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Nara
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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 15th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukagawa Edo Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker app .

New Delhi, India to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from New Delhi to Tokyo, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in September, things will get little chillier in Tokyo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

2
nights
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 17th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and finally make a trip to Gion. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then get engrossed in the history at Namikawa Yasuyuki Sippo Memorial Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Thu), examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then see the interesting displays at Namban Culture Center, and finally take a stroll through Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Naifs, see the interesting displays at Kobe Fashion Museum, examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, then examine the collection at The World Money Box Museum, and finally take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary tool .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kobe, The World Money Box Museum
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Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
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 21st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, take an in-depth tour of Nara National Museum, then walk around Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nara holiday planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Nara sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Byodoin
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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