9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Yamanashi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kobe
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

1
night
Yamanashi

Yamanashi ©
On the 14th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Yume no Teien, then admire the verdant scenery at Nishizawa Valley, and then do a tasting at Asaya Winery.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yamanashi trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Yamanashi is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in September: highs in Yamanashi hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yamanashi

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Asaya Winery
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Nishizawa Valley ©
Nishizawa Valley

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planning tool .

Drive from Yamanashi to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yamanashi in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
On the 18th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, then wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally kick back and relax at Suma Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kobe sightseeing planner .

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In September, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara Park (in Nara) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senko-ji Temple, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary planning app .

Osaka is very close to Kobe. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nara Park, Himeji Castle
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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