9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Narita
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Narita
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
2
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Fuji
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
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Nagoya
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 15 min
End: Narita

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Narita

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for gifts at Peanuts no Kimuraya and then contemplate the long history of Naritasan Omote Sando.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Narita tour itinerary site.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Narita International Airport, Tokyo Haneda International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Shopping
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Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando

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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.
On the 13th (Sat), meet the residents at Ueno Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, then take a stroll through Ginza, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. On your second day here, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take a stroll through Asakusa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Narita to Tokyo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, then examine the collection at Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fuji travel planning website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Fuji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Fuji sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Fuji

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Fujinomiya
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Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka ©
Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and then contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, examine the collection at Mint Museum, then wander the streets of Dotombori, and finally take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka road trip planner.

You can drive from Fuji to Osaka in 5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori ©
Dotombori

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and finally contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hosomi Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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Nagoya

Nagoya
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 20th (Sat), make a trip to Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then get a taste of the local shopping with Sakae, then don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya road trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you will find days in Nagoya are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Sakae
Sakae
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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