8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  9 h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  9 h
End: Bangkok

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): wander the streets of Odaiba and then take a stroll through Ginza. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Fukagawa Edo Museum, then see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip builder.

Bangkok, Thailand to Tokyo is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Tokyo is 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in February, with highs in Tokyo at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

3
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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji for their historical value. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Gion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Nara Park). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and look for gifts at Fuuka-Kimono.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto online vacation builder.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, then wander the streets of Dotombori, and finally wander the streets of Minami (Namba).

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Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In March, daytime highs in Osaka are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

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