9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kobe
— 1 night
2
Osaka
— 1 night
3
Koya-cho
— 1 night
4
Nara
— Few hours
5
Kanazawa
— Few hours
6
Myoko
— 1 night
7
Hakuba-mura
— 1 night
8
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights

1
night
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 Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kobe trip planning site.

Colorado Springs, USA to Kobe is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Colorado Springs to Kobe. Traveling from Colorado Springs in January, Kobe is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum ©
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dotombori District as well as Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and then get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka tour website.

Drive from Kobe to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Osaka are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

1
night
Koya-cho

Koya-cho
You've now added Koyasan Okunoin to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin.

To plan Koya-cho vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Koya-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Nara.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nara Visitor Center & Inn. On the 14th (Thu), get all the information you need at Nara Visitor Center & Inn and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Todai-ji Temple.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nara trip planner.

Drive from Koya-cho to Nara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In January in Nara, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Visitor Center & Inn ©
Nara Visitor Center & Inn

few
hours
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You've now added Dolls Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Dolls Museum.

Make your Kanazawa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Nara to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Kanazawa sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Myoko.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dolls Museum ©
Dolls Museum

1
night
Myoko

Myoko ©
The small town of Myoko, nestled between five mountain peaks, attracts skiing and winter-sport enthusiasts with its famed resorts and abundant snowfall.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Myoko Snowsports. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): expand your horizons at Myoko Snowsports.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Myoko holiday planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Myoko in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Myoko

Classes Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Myoko Snowsports ©
Myoko Snowsports

1
night
Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hakuba-mura route planner.

Getting from Myoko to Hakuba-mura by car takes about 2 hours. January in Hakuba-mura sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks Outdoors Nature

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
The Hakone Open-Air Museum has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hakuba-mura to Hakone-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Hakuba-mura in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hakone-machi, with lows around °F. You will leave for home on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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