9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Kasukabe
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Kasukabe
— 1 day
Drive
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 1 night
Train
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
Train to Hakata, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
Fly

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Kasukabe

— 1 day
Kasukabe is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 232,294 and a population density of 3520 persons per km². On the 9th (Tue), examine the collection at Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum, stroll around Shimizu Park, examine the collection at RyuQkan, then don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Outer Area Underground Discharge Channel, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tobu Zoo, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Utano Yu.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kasukabe tour itinerary planner.

Ranchi, India to Kasukabe is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 3.5 hours. When traveling from Ranchi in March, plan for colder days in Kasukabe, with highs around 12°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kasukabe

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, examine the collection at Samurai Museum, stroll around Ueno Park, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kasukabe to Tokyo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kasukabe in March, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kyoto

— 1 night
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.
To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online holiday planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll set off for Osaka on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Osaka

— 2 nights
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 13th (Sat), examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Osaka tour planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument and then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima tour planner.

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites

Ishigaki

Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Plan my day in Ishigaki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. When traveling from Hiroshima in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Ishigaki: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 21°C at night. You will leave for home on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.