8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Nagoya
— 1 night
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Omihachiman
— 1 day
4
Osaka
— 3 nights

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tokugawa Art Museum, Yamazaki River, Nagoya Castle, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Yamazaki River, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, and finally wander the streets of Sakae.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagoya holiday planner.

Manila, Philippines to Nagoya is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, Nagoya is colder than Manila - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

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Sakae
Sakae
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nijo Castle and Sanzen-in Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Kyoto Gyoen National Garden. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Yase Momiji no Komichi, steep yourself in history at Kifune Shrine, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Kurama.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planning app.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Omihachiman.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Sanzen-in Temple ©
Sanzen-in Temple

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Omihachiman

Omihachiman ©
On the 22nd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Hachiman-bori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hachimambetsuin, admire the landmark architecture of Omihachiman Hachiman Elementary School, thendon't miss a visit to Gokashokondo Street, thensteep yourself in history at Oumi Shonin Yashiki Nakae Jungoro Tei, and finally contemplate the long history of Gokasyo Omisyonin House Of Tonomura Shigurutei.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Omihachiman trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Omihachiman takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Omihachiman are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Omihachiman

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Higashiomi
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Hachiman-bori ©
Hachiman-bori
Omihachiman Hachiman Elementary School ©
Omihachiman Hachiman Elementary School

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Japan, Backstreet Osaka Tours and Osaka Castle. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and then grab your flashlight and head to Backstreet Osaka Tours.

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Traveling by car from Omihachiman to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Osaka

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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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