8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): head outdoors with Aburayama Shimin no Mori, contemplate the waterfront views at Muromi River, indulge your taste buds at Osakana Tengoku, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ohori Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Fukuoka planning tool .

Manila, Philippines to Fukuoka is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Fukuoka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Manila in October; daily highs in Fukuoka reach 27°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Fun & Games Trails
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Muromi River ©
Muromi River

1
night
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll through Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course, get great views at Mt. Moiwa, then fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and finally take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo travel website .

Getting from Fukuoka to Sapporo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Fukuoka in October; daily highs in Sapporo reach 15°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Mt. Moiwa ©
Mt. Moiwa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, shop like a local with Ginza, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and finally take a stroll through Odaiba.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip builder website .

You can fly from Sapporo to Tokyo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in October: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ginza ©
Ginza

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then wander the streets of Gion, and finally make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, stroll around Nara Park, stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, then wander the streets of Dotonbori, and finally take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planner .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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