10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  13 h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Istanbul

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt. Takao and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal (in Yokohama) and Kinomiya Shrine (in Atami). And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stop by Ueno District, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hie Jinjya.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online visit planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 6 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Tokyo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, Kinomiya Shrine, Mt. Takao
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Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Food Tours
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Harukas 300 Observation Deck, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Umeda Sky Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the activities along Amanohashidate, contemplate the long history of Genkoan, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Enkō-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanzen-in Temple.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip app.

Take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Amanohashidate
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Sanzen-in Temple ©
Sanzen-in Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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