9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
3
Tokyo
— 5 nights

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street as well as Osaka Castle. On the 22nd (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle and then wander the streets of Dotombori District. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and then shop like a local with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see photos and tourist information, read Osaka online driving holiday planner.

Manila, Philippines to Osaka is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Manila in December, with highs in Osaka at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nara Park, Nanzen-ji Temple and Maruyama Park. On the 24th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Asahiyaki, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, thenwalk around Maruyama Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Asahiyaki, Nara Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Nanzen-ji Temple ©
Nanzen-ji Temple
Maruyama Park ©
Maruyama Park

5
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gotemba Premium Outlets, Lake Kawaguchi, Akihabara, and other attractions. Family-friendly places like Tokyo Tower and Senso-ji Temple will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea, stroll around Sendai Horikawa Park, take a stroll through Ginza, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gotemba Premium Outlets, Tokyo DisneySea, Lake Kawaguchi, Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

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