10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 1 night
2
Nara
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights

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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 12th (Thu), get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. On the next day, take a stroll through Dotombori District and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka visit planner.

Perth, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Osaka is cooler than Perth - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe

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Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Todai-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, thenidentify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nara trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Nara can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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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.
Kids will enjoy Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. There's still lots to do: stop by Arashiyama, wander the streets of Gion, stop by Fuuka-Kimono, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour planner.

Traveling by car from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, thenget a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, thenadmire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally have some family-friendly fun at owlcafe akibafukurou.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo holiday planning app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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owlcafe akibafukurou ©
owlcafe akibafukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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