9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagoya
— 1 night
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
4
Kobe
— 2 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, thenexplore the world behind art at The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art, thenadmire the masterpieces at Furukawa Art Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kokeizan Eihoji Temple, make a trip to Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, thenexamine the collection at Antarctic Research Ship Fuji, and finally examine the collection at Nagoya Shisei Shiryokan.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nagoya online day trip planner.

Yokosuka to Nagoya is an approximately 3-hour combination of train and subway. You can also drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Nagoya are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kokeizan Eihoji Temple, Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank
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Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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.
You've now added Arashiyama Bamboo Grove to your itinerary. On the 6th (Fri), walk around Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, admire the striking features of Ninna-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Genkoan, thendon't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online travel planner.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nagoya in September: highs in Kyoto hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, see the interesting displays at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Horyu-ji Temple, thenget to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, and finally stop by Dotombori District.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Horyu-ji Temple, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple

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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 10th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Koshien History Museum, get outside with Amore Beach, see the interesting displays at UCC Coffee Museum, thenexamine the collection at Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, and finally examine the collection at Kawasaki Good Times World. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), examine the collection at Kiku-Masamune Shuzo Kinenkan, and then get in on the family fun at Michi-no-eki Kobe Fruit Flower Park Osawa.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kobe visit planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Kobe in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kobe are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Amore Beach, Koshien History Museum
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Kawasaki Good Times World ©
Kawasaki Good Times World
UCC Coffee Museum ©
UCC Coffee Museum
Koshien History Museum ©
Koshien History Museum

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night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Atomic Bomb Dome. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, thensteep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, thentake an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Kobe to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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