8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kobe
1
Kobe
— Few hours
train:  1​h
2
Kita
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kyoto
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Kita
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
End: Kobe

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kobe Harborland, Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden and Kitano-cho. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): wander the streets of Kobe Harborland, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden, then take a stroll through Kitano-cho, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chinatown (Nankinmachi).

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kobe trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Takamatsu Airport. October in Kobe sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Historic Sites Parks Museums

3
nights
Kita

Kita
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Shop till you drop at Shinsaibashi and Minami (Namba). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kita: Itami Sky Park (in Itami), Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho) and Mount Miwa (in Sakurai).

Plan my day in Kita using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Kobe to Kita in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kita

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Itami Sky Park, Horyu-ji Temple, Mount Miwa
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Mount Miwa
Mount Miwa
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple

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nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 16th (Tue), examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, then wander the streets of Nagamachi District, then make a trip to Suganuma Gassho Community, and finally take a stroll through Gokayama. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, don't miss a visit to Tsuzumi Gate, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gongenmori Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Kazuemachi Tea House Street.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Kita to Kanazawa in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Nanto, Gongenmori Beach
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Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community

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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.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, then take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Kyoto Station Building and then explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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nights
Kita

Kita ©
On the 20th (Sat), meet the residents at Tennoji Zoo, try out the rides at SpaWorld, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kita day trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Kita by car takes about 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Baths Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Osaka
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SpaWorld ©
SpaWorld
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

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